Say Something: A Lesson From The Canadian Museum For Human Rights

The world hurts my soul right now. I’ve had this post in draft form for more than two weeks and every time I think I’m…

Hidden Fargo-Moorhead: Fargo’s Public Art Wall

The largest piece of collaborative art in Fargo-Moorhead isn’t in a museum or gallery. It’s a sprawling, constantly mutating swirl of colors and ideas known…

Art Matters

“What an artist is trying to do for people is bring them closer to something, because of course art is about sharing. You wouldn’t be…

A Vintage Photo Mystery

If you’ve read Prairie Style File since the beginning, you might remember that I used to write about local art, artists and the creative process for…

Score Albino Buffalo Sticker Art

“Sticker art is important because it provides an accessibility to art that is more approachable than some other means of art sales,” says Albino Buffalo…

One Random Winter Weekend

I had one of those weeks this week. Between computer problems, impossible to find sources, rescheduled meetings and odd editorial requests, everything was taking about…

The Star in the Cottonwood Tree

Here’s a confession I never thought I’d make on this website — I adore cottonwood trees. (I know this is random. Stay with me. There’s…

On The Ninth Day Of Christmas…North of Normal Gifts

Editor’s Note: This contest is over, but you can still score cool, North Dakota themed gifts at the website and location listed in this post.…

Fabulous and Free: The Minneapolis Institute of Art

For inspiring art at an unbeatable price (free!) the Minneapolis Institute of Art is the place to be. It offers a gallery upon gallery of…

Party Pics: Behind the Scenes at the Bras on Broadway Fashion Show

“Art is the triumph over chaos.” John Cheever Between heartbreaking terrorist attacks around the world, a disturbing mood of tension and intolerance on social media…

“The Art of Bad Men” at Theatre B: Creating a Role With Taylor Schatz

Theatre is immediate, it’s ephemeral, it connects us to the action on stage and to each other. And the best work aims to challenge us,…

Public Art in Saint Paul

Last weekend was an epic girls’ getaway with Liz, Robyn and Naomi and we spent a lot of our time in Saint Paul. It was Naomi’s last…

Guest Post: A Walking Tour of Downtown Sioux Falls

I just got back into town from a #PrairiePlaces road trip, so today I’m bringing you a guest post from my friend Amy, who is…

Finding Local Color in Harvey, North Dakota

We were whizzing down the highway, bound for Minot, North Dakota. The baby had just woke up from his nap when I saw a sign…

Adding To Dickinson’s Art Ave

Celebrations ‘n’ Crafts, a combination gallery, art supply store and retail shop in downtown Dickinson just celebrated their first birthday in April and they fêted…