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Looking Ahead by Looking Back

I’m declaring 2018 the Year of the Arts in the Metro. 2017 was a huge year for The Arts Partnership – it set the stage for others to understand fully how the arts serve the community at large. This year we completed work with our tactical planning consultant Jim Clark from Lexington, KY. ...

IAP Grantee Highlight: Cynthia McGuire Thiel

The Arts Partnership awards grants to artists working in any artistic genre and at any career stage, and earlier this fall, we announced our 2017-2018 Individual Arts Partnership (IAP) grantees. Over the next year, TAP will highlight the artists in a series of blogs so that our readers can learn more ...

My Time at The Arts Partnership

Hi everyone! It's Lauren Richardson, the Fall 2017 communications intern at The Arts Partnership. I thought this would be a good time to share and reflect on my time here because sadly, I only have under a week left at The Arts Partnership. This fall has been one of the best experiences I have had. ...

‘Creativity Is Life’: Local Renaissance Man Devotes Retirement Plans to the Arts

At age 66, Victor Pellerano can remember the date of his first guitar lesson as easily as he can his birthday. "April 30, 1963, with my uncle Frank Castaldo," Pellerano recalls in his thick New Jersey accent. "He was known as Frank Castelli and played in night clubs all over New York City in the ...

Theatre B Executive Director Carrie Wintersteen Stars in One Woman Show “I Will Not Go Gently”

Like any nonprofit executive director, Theatre B's Carrie Wintersteen wears a lot of hats. But in Theatre B's second production of the season, Carrie wears a lot of wigs as she stars in "I Will Not Go Gently," a one woman show about sex, drugs, rock 'n roll -- and menopause. "I Will Not Go Gently" ...

Gooseberry Park Players Announces Summer 2018 Production, Audition Dates

Today Partner Gooseberry Park Players announced its summer 2018 production, and it's a whopper! In July, the summer theatre program for youth ages 11 to 18 performs "Big Fish," the story of an ordinary man and extraordinary father who tells his son tall tales filled with beauty, love and imagination. ...

Peak Performance: Gasper Returns As Nutcracker Prince One Last Time

Not many dancers can say they've starred as the Nutcracker Prince in Tchaikovsky's "The Classic Nutcracker" at 43 years old. Even fewer can say they've done it while directing the show. But Matt Gasper, artistic director of the Fargo-Moorhead Ballet, is one of the few who's taking on the ...