Public Programs

The Art of Hope and Healing

Experience hope and healing through guided healing arts sessions at Plains Art Museum. Open to individuals and families who have been impacted by substance abuse, these workshops provide a safe space to share and heal through gentle art activities led by trained teaching artist and therapeutic arts facilitator Nikki Anderson. Participants are invited to view art in the Museum’s galleries and create original art in a creative and non-threatening studio environment. Free and open to the public. Limited space, registration required.

Peaceful Painting
Thursday, April 20 • 6 – 8 PM
Sold out. To be placed on the waitlist please contact James Wolberg:

Mixed Media and Mindfulness
Thursday, May 11 • 6 – 8 PM


The Butterfly Effect Film Screening + Discussion

Thursday, April 20, 6 – 8 PM • Free and open to the public
Independent filmmaker Deb Wallwork’s 2016 film The Butterfly Effect is a documentary film about hope, beauty, transformation and resilience. It presents stories from a variety of people, artists, teachers, farmers, Native Americans, and wildlife ecologists, who are concerned about the dwindling population of an important pollinator: the monarch butterfly. The film interweaves personal narrative, experimental film, and animation with the inspiring stories of those determined to change the world one milkweed at a time. Join us the week of Earth Day for a screening of this film and discussion with the filmmaker.

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead

Philosophy for All Fargo-Moorhead is open to everyone interested in philosophy. Its aim is to approach philosophical problems in a non-technical way to enable everyone to participate in discussion and debate. It aims to combine serious philosophical activity with an informal exchange of ideas and views. For further information: Mark Chekola, chekola@mnstate.eduFree and open to the public.
Please check the Events Calendar for dates and topics. 

FMVA Visual Talks

Plains Art Museum and Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists present Visual Talks, a series focused on sharing local artwork, processes, and creative experiences with the Fargo-Moorhead community. Talk topics range anywhere from personal, academic to historic in nature. Free and open to the public.
Please check the Events Calendar for dates and topics. 

Annual Spring Gala

Our Annual Spring Gala is an evening of art wine, food and music that benefits Museum education programs. Set against our spectacular interior, the Gala is an evening of magic with a great cause. Save the date! Spring Gala: Garden Galore, Saturday, May 6, 2017!

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