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Annual Awards

It's that time of year again!  The Annual Member's Meeting and Art Awards will be held at the Empire Arts Center on December 15th. We are accepting nominations for: 

Artist of the Year

Individual Support of the Arts 

Corporate Support of the Arts

Miscellaneous Category

Event Date: 
12/15/2015 - 8:00am

Tag- The Art of Giving

Altru Professional Center - Tag is philanthropic group committed to supporting local organizations and artists through art exhibitions and sales. Last year, $100,000 in art was sold with net proceeds benefiting the 42nd Street Art Corridor. This year Tag has proudly selected Altru's Renal Dialysis Unit as the Beneficiary.

Event Date: 
11/20/2015 - 5:00pm

Holiday Glow

You are invited to Holiday Shop with some of the most Talented Artists of the Red River Valley.  Move from Home to Home.  Choose Original Works of Art for your home or office.  Purchase unique gifts for your friends and family.  Support your local artists and celebrate the abundant Creativity of the Red River Valley.

Event Date: 
11/13/2015 - 5:00pm to 9:00pm

Grand Cities Children's Choir

The Grand Cities Children's Choir is a children's choral organization offering young people the experience of musical excellence and artistry.  Over 200 singers, in grades 3-9, will perform a variety of music at the opening concert of their 14th Concert Season!   Admission is Free & Open to the Public at Grand Forks Central High School.  For more information contact  Melanie Popejoy.

Event Date: 
11/14/2015 - 3:00pm

North Dakota Museum of Art

Visit the Jean Dean Holland Gallery to see works from the North Dakota Museum of Art Permanent Collection. Artists include:

Mary Bonkemeyer, Rena Effendi, Glen Hanson, Bill Harbot, Graciela Iturbide, Douglas Kinsey, Marley Kaul, Laura Letinsky,
Zoran Mojsilov, Victoria Neel, Rubin Nusz, The Oakes Twins, Robert Peluce, Res and Constanza Piaggio, Robert Polidori, Robert Rauschenberg,
Arnold Saper, Alec Soth, Lena McGrath Welker, & Rosalie Winard

North Dakota Museum of Art

261 Centennial Drive Stop 7305

Event Date: 
10/17/2015 - 8:00am to 12/13/2015 - 5:00pm

North Dakota Museum of Art presents: Fred H. C. Liang - A Bubble in a Stream

At the most basic level-and beyond attempting to link the "formal" language of abstraction with the folk art of jianzhi (paper-cut)-I also tinker with subtle, symbolic implications and metaphors that connect the past and the present, east and west, philosophy and religion. In doing so, my work traverses through the medium of drawings, installations, and sculptures. --Fred Liang

Event Date: 
10/17/2015 - 8:00am to 12/13/2015 - 5:00pm

NDMOA Downtown

Join us on Friday, November 13, for the second concert in the NDMOA Downtown! series at the Empire Arts Center, downtown Grand Forks. This new series features nationally touring bands from across the US and Canada. Between October - March the Museum will book between four and six concerts, depending on tour schedules. Future shows will be announced as they are confirmed. 

Event Date: 
11/13/2015 - 6:00pm

Mayor's Choice Reception Today at City Hall

Photographer Dave Bruner, November Mayor's Choice Recipient at Grand Forks City Hall, Free & Open to the Public.  Please join us as we celebrate Dave's beautiful artwork.  Refreshments sponsored by Mamma Maria's.


Event Date: 
11/04/2015 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

5th Annual Rendezvous at the Forks

5th Annual Rendezvous at the Forks

Empire Arts Center

Saturday, November 7th starting at 7pm.

Help us kick off Native American Heritage Month with Miss Indian World Cheyenne Brady from the Three Affiliated Tribes and Sac and Fox Nations, Spoken Word Artist and Author Tanaya Winder of Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshone, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations and Minneapolis based Anishnabe Rapper Tall Paul, plus other talented local and regional artists. 

Event Date: 
11/07/2015 - 7:00pm


North Dakota Council on the Arts

It is our mission to promote, preserve and perpetuate the arts in North Dakota.