Celebrate! Celebrate! Celebrate!
Thursday, September 15, 2016, 7 pm
Free and open to all
Celebrate Ray Holmberg and the newly renovated Museum Building with hors ‘oeuvres and various drinks, music, entertainment and fun. Ray has been a guardian angel for the Museum and its outreach program that takes excellent exhibitions of real art as far as 400 miles from Grand Forks. It began in 2004 with a $25,000 pilot project for the biennium, now a flourishing program that allows the Museum to send exhibitions all over North Dakota as far away as 400 miles.
Ray also masterminded the funding of the just completed building renovation, along with the help with his friends in the legislature. This never would have happened without his intervention. How nice it is to have someone at the state level supporting the arts, someone who especially understands the role of the arts in the lives of youngsters. Help us celebrate.
Image by Tom Stromme, Tribune
Autumn Art Auction
Saturday, October 29, 2016
The Museum inaugurated the Auction in order to develop a buyer's market for artists living in North Dakota and the surrounding region. Importantly, although a benefit for the Museum, the artists benefit first. They set their minimum prices, which must be reached before the Museum receives anything. Since the beginning in 1999, a diverse audience of people who want to live with original art has come into being. Established collectors as well as young buyers just beginning to collect have expanded the market. A gala party, the Autumn Art Auction is an annual live auction celebrating artists from the region and those from elsewhere with ties to the Museum. All works to be auctioned are displayed for several days prior to the event.
Association Day, 2012
31 x 22 inches