Tracker Pixel for Entry

Holiday Art Market opens at APT, a creative incubator Saturday

by HPR Contributor | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Arts | November 24th, 2017

By Lauren Richardson

lrichar3@cord.edu

Despite the temperatures outside, warm memories are made every year when it comes time to shop for the holidays, and this season you can make gift shopping fun while supporting local art in the process, at the APT Holiday Art Market, opening November 25 at 225 4th Avenue North in Downtown Fargo.

The APT Holiday Art Market, hosted by The Arts Partnership, is open to the public 4:30-8pm Thursdays and 10am-2pm Saturdays, from November 25 to January 6 (except for Dec. 23, 28 and 30).

At the market, community members of all ages are invited to shop from APT studio artists and other area artists, listen to live music, grab coffee with friends or even create art of their own. 

Each week of the market brings different experiences and activities. For example, on the first day of the market on Small Business Saturday, attendees can enjoy Christmas carols by the F-M Choral Artists, explore a Livewire Winter Wonderland light show, eat goodies by pastry chef Nancy Olson, or drink Stumbeanos coffee while they shop.

The Arts Partnership President and CEO Dayna Del Val says Thursdays are more for "grown-up" activities (hint: there's wine); and Saturdays are more family-friendly, with art and craft activities for children -- but anyone is welcome any day the market is open!

"It’s such a treat for us to have a physical space to showcase the arts in this new way," says Del Val. 

Other activities going on at the market are a mindfulness workshop from Susie Ekberg Risher (November 30), a make your own gift wrap station (December 9), a private cooking class with Nancy Olson (December 14), a fancy dress-up party (December 16) and much more in addition to the art market.

The Arts Partnership is also doing a special market for families with members on the autism spectrum, from 3 to 4:15pm on December 16.

A full list of participating artists and activities planned is available at aptartmarket.com. 

"We are thrilled to be providing this platform to the community and look forward to meeting many new people from inside and out of the metro through the arts," Del Val says.

APT, a Creative Incubator in Downtown Fargo is space for the thriving local art scene, owned by Kilbourne Group and operated by The Arts Partnership. This includes studio spaces, gallery walls and rental spaces for art workshops, classes, rehearsals, performances and more. For more information on APT, visit theartspartnership.net/apt.

Recently in:

OXBOW N.D. – Marcus Larson stops along freshly tarred Trent Jones Drive, careful not to spill his coffee swishing in a ceramic mug. He’s aware his 1991 Chevy pickup doesn’t belong amongst the neighborhood’s Porsches and…

The Historical and Cultural Society of Clay County (HCSCC) has been dedicated to the preservation of the history of Clay County. Since their mission is “To collect, preserve, interpret, and share the history and culture of Clay…

Thursday, December 21, 6-9pmSanctuary Events Center, 670 4th Ave NGet in the Christmas spirit singing your favorite Christmas songs with friends and family. Music provided by the Good Shepherd band (Lutheran Church of the Good…

According to a New York Times article titled: “Tinder, the Fast-Growing Dating App, Taps an Age-Old Truth,” close to 50 million people use Tinder. On average they spend 90 minutes a day assessing their matches. Men are three…

What the hell is happening to this country?For a long time the United States has been considered to be the richest and most powerful country in the world. Our president has been the leader of the free world for decades because of…

cjlarson75@gmail.comNewly remodeled since July of this year, the Spirits Lounge inside the Holiday Inn in Fargo takes the lounge concept to a level of comfort that isn’t often seen in town.On one side of the room, underneath two…

On the Corner of University and Northern Pacific sits a building that has just been revitalized. Once a horse barn, this large picturesque structure now houses Wild Terra Cider and Brewing. When the new owners Breezee and Ethan…

“The DIY scene welcomed me in at the age of 15 and I never left. The DIY scene has allowed me to travel to 49 of the 50 US states. I have made friends all over this country that I will have for the rest of my life. People…

On her biggest canvas to date, filmmaker Dee Rees paints a vivid picture of two American families in “Mudbound,” a deeply satisfying drama based on Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel.Adapting the screenplay with collaborator Virgil…

hanhe@mnstate.eduThere are a variety of types of events and groups in our communities that encourage and support women. Robin Swanson, organizer of Her Story, wanted to create another special event for herself and other women. “I…

Theater B is now opening its second show of the season with a play entitled "I Will Not Go Gently" by Jennifer Childs. "This clever one-woman show plays with our sense of nostalgia and shines a light on our quest for self…

Humor

​Talking to strangers

by Sabrina Hornung

“I don’t have a tour, like, on the back of a sweatshirt,” comedian Paula Poundstone says. “I go out every weekend. This weekend I went out Friday, Saturday and Monday. Mostly it’s Friday/Saturday or Thursday through…

Believe it or not, “The Holidays” are upon us. If you’ve been to Target lately, and I know you have, you may have noticed that the Christmahanakwanzika stuff is already up (if you’re unsure of that term, Google it).In fact,…

Essential oils. They are all the buzz lately. It seems everyone has heard of them or is purchasing them. Some people know how to use them; others are just interested in the wonder of their complex scents.Essential oils are as…

Live and Learn

​The other shoe

by HPR Contributor

By Elizabeth Nawrotnawrot@mnstate.eduI look up from my hotel lobby breakfast astonished to see a framed print of Wassily Kandinsky's "Mit und Gegen,” a masterpiece of color and composition that just happens to be my favorite…

By Tony Gehrigtonygehrig@gmail.com I do not blame any company for seeking incentives. Rather, I blame the government for giving them away. Incentives represent an unfair and unsustainable tax system that affects real people.Some…