November 27, 2017

The Measurable Value of the Arts is Real

Forty-one point six million dollars. That’s a big number by almost any standard. In 2015, the arts nonprofit sector generated […]
November 21, 2017

How are we really helping our Veterans?

I was recently invited to judge an art show for the City of West Fargo. Given my job title, that’s […]
October 20, 2017

Be Part of the Solution

Thirty-two hours. That’s how long it took, from the unveiling of the new piece of public art by Steve Knutson […]
September 18, 2017

Art Makes Us Human and Can Unite Us All

My friend and glass blowing artist extraordinaire, Jon Offutt recently sent me a Huffington Post editorial called “Stop ‘Defending’ Music […]
August 28, 2017

The Arts Are A “Surprisingly Bold Risk” That Work

I’ve adopted a new word lately: audacious. Audacious is defined as “showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.” Synonyms […]
July 31, 2017

How The Arts Can Play A Quiet, But Vital Role

Last week, I had the rare opportunity to spend an hour with the type of person I don’t normally encounter. […]
June 26, 2017

You May Say I’m A Dreamer

I’m in Hawaii with my husband for (his) work and (our) vacation. This is my second trip to paradise; if […]
June 26, 2017

Using The Arts To Think Bigger

I had the recent good fortune to attend the Presidio Institute’s Cross Sector Leadership Boot Camp in San Francisco, thanks […]
May 31, 2017

What Are We Fighting For? Why Supporting The Arts Matters

It’s Memorial Day. A somber day by many accounts. A day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for […]
April 17, 2017

Abundant Thanks To Those Who Support The Local Arts

The Arts Partnership was honored to receive the Governor’s Art Award in March and to be added to the illustrious […]