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Turn the art around: Vinyl Taco silent auction spins with records turned into artistic canvases

Since Vinyl Taco opened in 2013, the local restaurant in downtown Fargo has had wall-to-wall, music-themed art that creates a fun atmosphere for customers to enjoy tasty Mexican food while vinyl records play in the background. But now, the ceiling of Vinyl Taco has some art hanging from it, too. This is part ...

Creative Plains Foundation, CHARISM team up to provide summer Art Club for area youth

Local nonprofit organizations Creative Plains Foundation and CHARISM share a similar missions to improve the quality of life of local youth and their families in our community. Over the summer, the organizations have teamed up to create Art Club, a series of eight visual arts classes that teach kids how to work with a ...

FMCT skates into new season with ‘Xanadu’

Roller skates. Greek gods. Disco balls. Cheeky jokes. Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre rolls out all of this and more in "Xanadu," which opens Wednesday, July 11, and continues through Sunday, July 15, at The Stage at Island Park in Fargo. Although the play is based on the cult-classic movie from 1980 starring ...

Digital Painter Mark Elton Opens Sequel Exhibit of Animal Portraits at the Rourke

Several years ago, local artist Mark Elton was teaching himself how to do digital paintings to make an animal alphabet book for his nephew. He started sharing his progress pieces online, which led to an opportunity to showcase 40 of his colorful animal paintings in an exhibit titled "Menagerie" at Rourke Art Museum in ...

FMVA Hosts Reception for “Self Portrait” Constraint Show Monday

Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMVA) provides a new definition to the word “selfie” in its 9th annual Constraint Show. The FMVA, a volunteer-run organization of nearly 200 visual artists and arts supporters, hosts a Constraint Show every summer to encourage artists to expand their thinking and create work around a ...

Local Poet Finds Inspiration in Beauty, Struggles of Everyday Life

Poetry is more than an act of self-expression for writer Emily Vieweg. It's what empowers her to make sense of her world and find inspiration in what she calls the "beauty of the mundane." Folding laundry, washing dishes, waiting for an audition or relaxing after the kids fall asleep — if it's an inevitable ...

Spirit Room hosts reception for Janet Flom exhibit Saturday

As an avid people watcher most of her life, it made sense for artist Janet Flom to have people as her primary subjects in her work. In her earlier days, the local artist painted more realistically with watercolor, as she focused on commissioned portraits. But as she learned more about art over the years, the distinct lines ...