Upcoming Events

Rockin’ the Runway

Saturday, November 4, 7 – 10:45 pm
AvFlight GFK
2403 Air Cargo Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58203 (owned and donated by AvFlight GFK)

Rockin’ the Runway is both a raffle and a party.  Join us at 7 pm for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at AvFlight GFK. Guests are invited to tour private planes and jets at AvFlight GFK throughout the evening. At 8:30 pm, you are invited to dance the night away with Fargo-based Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome. A silent auction of Walter Piehl’s Smokey Nellie (pigmented ink-jet with lithography, 24 x 32 1/4 inches 2013) will go on throughout the evening.

A bus from the Museum to AvFlight GFK will leave the Museum at 6:30 pm, and return at 9 pm and 10:45 pm. For those who drive, free parking will be available at the AvFlight GFK facility (one building north of the airport). For those riding the bus, there will be free parking at the Museum.

We will be selling 300 tickets at $200 each. The purchase of a raffle ticket includes two free tickets to the Rockin’ the Runway party on November 4.


Grand Prize
Private plane getaway for eight people from Grand Forks to Minneapolis and back. The grand prize winner will be picked up plane-side by a limo and shuttled to Summit Brewing Company, where founder Mark Stutrud will give an extended behind-the-scenes, fully catered tour. From there, the group will take in a Minnesota Twins game before departing back to Grand Forks.
Private Plane for Eight – Courtesy of GFK Flight Support.
Limo, lunch, and Brewery Tour – Courtesy of Summit Brewing Company.
Eight Delta Sky360 Club seats to Twins game – Courtesy of The Minnesota Twins.
Game date TBD based on schedule, opponent/date-related restrictions apply.
2nd Place
Float Plane Afternoon. Approximately 4 hours of flying time. You and your friends get picked up at your dock or favorite lake and spend the day in the sky. Courtesy of Rick Mercil.
3rd Place
One Hour Discovery Flight for four. Leaving from Grand Forks. Courtesy of GFK Wings.

$100 per ticket to the Rockin’ the Runway party

Raffle Tickets
$200 - includes two entrance tickets to Rockin’ the Runway party

Tickets are available by calling 701-777-4195.






Control Tower



































Pilatus Exterior

Pilatus Interior



Walter Piehl, Smokey Nellie, Pigmented ink-jet with lithography, 24 x 32 1/4 inches, 2013.
Walter named the work after the two horses his friend Bill Goldston rode as a youngster in Oklahoma.