Power of History: Remixed, a photography exhibition and concert
Friday, May 10, 8 – 10 p.m.
Moorhead Power Plant, 6th Ave S & Elm St., Moorhead
Power of History: Remixed/Facebook
NDSU Visual Arts and Moorhead Public Service will give the Moorhead Power Plant a fitting farewell with photography projected onto the plant, music by South Moorhead Scratch Dungeon, food and beverages, and some momentos to takeaway. It’s free and appropriate for the whole family, so bring a crew for one last party at the power plant.
Over the last few years, a number of efforts have been made to restore and repurpose the Moorhead Power Plant into a space for public art and maintain it as an acknowledgement of our region’s physical history. Community groups, photographers, artists, and the Plains Art Museum all worked toward the goal of maintaining the structure of the now-decommissioned power plant and creating something new and permanent in the area surrounding it. The outpouring of love for the building, quite frankly, was inspiring.
But, back in February, Moorhead Public Service did the numbers and realized that, due to environmental concerns and renovation costs, the power plant couldn’t be brought up to code and the decision was made to raze the building sometime this fall. It’s sad, maybe even a bit frustrating, but that doesn’t mean the building doesn’t deserve a going away party.
You can read more about the history of the plant over at the Moorhead Public Service website. Also, check out Ann Arbor Miller’s photos of the plant and read up on some past efforts by Plains Art Museum to preserve it.
Video by Moorhead Community Access Media.