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April 2019 Press Releases

Plains Art Museum Announces Plains Art Inside & Out Program

Press Release
For Immediate Release (March 2019)

Fargo, ND – Plains Art Museum announces a new art-making program called Plains Art Inside & Out, offering customizable art-making experiences to groups of all ages. Each experience is led by a professional teaching artist, involves working with clay, and can be customized to fit your group’s schedule and needs. “Plains Art Inside” experiences are offered inside Plains Art Museum’s Center for Creativity, and “Plains Art Outside” experiences are offered outside the Museum at an alternate location of your choosing (must include access to water, tables and chairs for all participants). Experiences range from 2-2.5 hours and require a minimum of 8 participants.

Groups can choose from a menu of ceramics projects, ranging from flower pots to animal sculptures to pottery on the wheel. All projects will be painted and fired, then returned to participants. Experiences start at $20 per participant for hand-building with clay, and $25 per participant for pottery on the wheel. Learn more and submit a booking request at plainsart.org/create/experience-by-request/.

Plains Art Museum is the largest art museum in the Dakotas and Western Minnesota. It is general admission free and educationally-focused thanks to strong and growing support from over 800 households and businesses. The Museum manages a permanent collection of over 4,000 objects, organizes and presents dozens of annual exhibitions, facilitates public art projects, and leads over 200 educational programs and experiences for all ages each year. The Museum, and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity, is located at 704 First Avenue North in downtown Fargo. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit www.plainsart.org.

Plains Art Museum Launches 2019 Buzz Lab Internship Program

Press Release
For Immediate Release (March 2019)

Fargo, ND – Plains Art Museum announces the sixth annual Buzz Lab teen internship program, taking place throughout summer 2019. The Buzz Lab internship is for teens ages 12-18 who are interested in the arts, leadership, and the environment, and who want to make a positive impact on their community.

Buzz Lab interns commit to eight days of learning and collaboration at Plains Art Museum and are paid for their time. Interns work with artists and scientists to learn and discuss the importance of pollinators, create original works of art, share their art and knowledge with our community. This year interns will collaboratively construct a float for the September 29 Canoe Parade on the Red River. Interns also develop and maintain the Pollinator Garden at Plains Art Museum.

Applications are due by 5:00 pm on Thursday, March 21 and can be picked up at the front desk of Plains Art Museum, or accessed online at https://plainsart.org/buzz-lab-5-0-teen-intership/. There will be an application workshop on Saturday, March 16, 1:00 – 3:00 pm in the Plains Art Museum Presentation Center.

Plains Art Museum is your nonprofit art museum and education center, supported by over 800 individuals and organizations. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity encompass the largest and only accredited art museum in North Dakota. It is located in downtown Fargo at 704 First Avenue North. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit www.plainsart.org.

Plains Art Museum Spring Gala: Time Machine

Press Release
For Immediate Release (March 2019)

Fargo, North Dakota – Plains Art Museum and Presenting Sponsor Bell Insurance announce Spring Gala: Time Machine on Friday May 3, 2019 from 7:00 pm – Midnight. Tickets are available for purchase at https://plainsart.ejoinme.org/timemachine for $90 through April 15, and $100 per ticket thereafter.

Supported by hundreds of attendees and dozens of sponsors each year, this event is one of the area’s most anticipated fundraisers and art parties. Enjoy live music from Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome, hors d’oeuvres from Chef’s Table, Concordia, Urban Foods, and Nichole’s Fine Pastry, a live spectacle by Red River Dance & Performance Company, event design by the mad geniuses at Livewire, the area’s largest public wine tasting courtesy of Happy Harry’s Bottle Shops– and as always the area’s premier silent auction for art.

This year’s Spring Gala co-chairs are Katie & Brett Itterman and Erica & Patrick Chaffee.  Attire at the Spring Gala is often creative, but wear whatever makes the event fun for you! Take inspiration from the theme, fashion, art, music from your youth, or just put on your going-out-on-the-town best.

The Spring Gala is not only Fargo’s most anticipated art party. It is also an incredible fundraiser that provides tens-of-thousands of dollars in support of the Museum’s educational programs and the PlainsArt4All General Fund, which enables the Museum to offer free general admission for all visitors.

Plains Art Museum is your nonprofit art museum and education center, supported by over 800 individuals and organizations. The Museum and its Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity encompass the largest and only accredited art museum in North Dakota. It is located in downtown Fargo at 704 First Avenue North. For more information about visiting or supporting your art museum, visit www.plainsart.org.