In Studio With Courtney Stanley Of Northerly Goods

One of my favorite regular gigs is writing profiles about North Dakota artists and artisans, a job I do for multiple publications, including this site.…

In Studio With Erica G. Thune

Erica G. Thune is a wizard with color. Her work pulses with a bold, vibrant energy. She’s based in Bismarck, North Dakota, but she sells…

In Studio With Sierra Otto Of Sierra Winter Jewelry

I love the laid back, boho vibe of Sierra Winter Jewelry. So I was excited to have a chance to learn more about what makes…

In Studio With Dak & Co Designer Kayla Coté van Rensburg

I’ve seen Kayla Coté van Rensburg’s Dak & Co designs in stores, at pop-up shops and on clothing all over town, so I was happy…

A Milwaukee Art Museum Mini Guide

If you’re into art, you’ll love the Milwaukee Art Museum. This sprawling museum and architectural wonder rises from the shores of Lake Michigan in Milwaukee,…

The Most Photogenic Places In Minneapolis

Minneapolis took center stage as Minnesota’s largest city welcomed football fans from all over the globe to U.S. Bank Stadium this winter. While the new(ish)…

Shop Small: The Pleasure Of Handmade Gifts From Winnipeg’s Third + Bird Christmas Market

There is something so innately pleasurable in buying — and even just seeing and touching — handmade products. I like to see the tool marks…

Win “North Dakota Beer: A Heady History” (And Beer Buttons Too)

Calling all beer nerds! You asked for it, so you got it! I’m (finally) giving you a chance to win my book, “North Dakota Beer:…

A Public Art Tour of Milwaukee

I went to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in search of beer and beer history, but found a laid-back, waterfront city with a thriving arts scene. (Okay, and…

5 Reasons To Check Out Winnipeg Folk Festival

Winnipeg Folk Festival is back at Birds Hills Provincial Park just outside of Winnipeg July 6-9. If you’ve never checked out this free-spirited Manitoba music…

Alley 5.5: Discovering Public Art in North Dakota’s Capital City

I’m kinda obsessed with public art. I like the democratic nature of it, how it’s accessible to anyone who passes by. It’s always bothered me…

Claim Your Voice, Deepen Your Story, and Rewrite Your Life: Relaxing, Healing, and Empowering Writing Retreats

Jess Lourey was the first person to tell me I could write a book. We met at a workshop she conducted at the Moorhead Public…

Think Outside The Jewelry Box: 10 Handmade Jewelry Designers To Watch

If you’re stuck in the winter doldrums, try something sparkly. I’ve discovered some incredible jewelry designers in the Upper Midwest and the prairie provinces of…

Obsessed With North Dakota? Here’s A Photo Book For You

You know how your legs sometimes feel like Jell-O the day after a really good workout? That’s how my mind feels right now. I finished…

Artists Connect At Creative Social Hour

I’ve consistently been impressed with the art scene in Minot, North Dakota. This prairie city isn’t large, but it boasts more than its fair share…