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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Creativity Runs Wild At Celebrations ‘n’ Crafts

Downtown Dickinson is right on the cusp of a major revitalization. The neighborhood is lovely and there’s a core group of small business owners who are…

Coloring Outside the Lines: Fargo Downtown Chalk Fest

“Graffiti’s always been a temporary art form. You make your mark and then they scrub it off.” ~ Banksy I love outdoor festivals; there’s something…

Melissa Kossick Mosaic

I don’t get over to the Moorhead Center Mall very often so I was surprised to see this mural by Moorhead native Melissa Kossick on…

Yarn Bombing Gone Wild

I started seeing them last summer. At first, it was just your typical small scale yarn bombing. I noticed the serpentine lines of a bike…

Prints and Chains and Public Art

Today is the second day in a row that I haven’t worn a coat. In this part of the country, that counts as a Pre-Thanksgiving…

An Impromptu Sioux Falls City Tour

I took a little roller derby road trip to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to watch the men of Fargo’s Rock City Riot battle The Sioux…