Native American Juried Arts and Crafts Festival

November 11, 2017, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Last year’s festival left our artists and public out in the cold with a major ice and snow storm. This year we are going to cross our fingers and hope for the best. Daughters of the Earth, Fargo Public Library, Cultural Diversity Resources and Plains Art Museum will partner to celebrate Native American Heritage Month. The festival will cap off the celebration in the Museum’s Atrium. The festival will showcase Native American artists from Minnesota, Wisconsin and the Dakotas. This is a great opportunity to find unique handmade gifts in time for Christmas. Please contact Mary John at mary.john@gmail.com to collaborate, donate or volunteer.

Sponsored by the Daughters of the Earth, Fargo Public Library, Cultural Diversity Resources and Plains Art Museum.

Free and open to the public


Events Calendar

December 2016

Other Exhibitions

Mike Marth

June 21, 2018 - October 07, 2018
This is Not a Still Life

This is Not a Still Life explores the multiple dimensions of Moorhead (MN)-based artist Mike Marth’s artwork and its remarkable evolution. Exhibiting a mastery of materials, Marth’s work is often formal in nature, emphasizing its inherent qualities of form, style, symbolism, and texture.

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Flatlander

June 07, 2018 - September 15, 2018
Belonging to the Land 

Flatlander: Belonging to The Land is a series by artist John Hitchcock that views and comments on the Great Plains as the epicenter for Plains tribal culture. In the series, Hitchcock utilizes drawing and printmaking processes to convey and layer thoughts about removal, displacement, and belonging.

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John Hitchcock: Protectors

June 07, 2018 - September 15, 2018

Protectors, a screenprint installation by artist John Hitchcock, uses multiple screenprinted images of bison skulls mounted on a background of Naugahyde pelts. The pelt forms suggest landmasses, and each element connects to the environment through form, placement, and symbol.

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Lakota Emergence

May 31, 2018 - September 01, 2018

Curated by Dr. Craig Howe from the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS) in Martin, South Dakota, Lakota Emergence focuses entirely on the Lakota emergence narrative as recorded in “How the Lakota Came Upon the World,” published in 1917. The place of Lakota emergence is centered at Wind Cave in what is now known as the Black Hills in South Dakota.

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Now You See Me . . .

May 24, 2018 - March 23, 2019
Reflections on Portraits and Abstractions from the Collection

If one looks closely and listens carefully, works of art can ask important questions that elicit understanding of our world. For example, what societal factors influence how an artist depicts another person?

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