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A Creative Space

Fargo has 27,000 square feet of new art space and I was one of the first (okay, one of the first few hundred) to walk through the door during the Grand Opening of the Katherine Kilbourne Burgum Center for Creativity today.

It’s an major expansion of the Plains Art Museum and part of a unique partnership between the museum and the Fargo Public School Distract to imagine a new creative space for students, artists, teachers and the entire community.

The new space is located just west of the existing museum and is connected by a very cool skybridge. It’s fun, colorful and an excellent tribute to a woman who was an arts and education advocate, as well as a Grand Dame of Fargo-Moorhead society.

If you missed it, here’s a quick walk through the new space. (My camera was being obnoxious today, so this is an abbreviated tour — my apologies!)

Local dignitaries officially cut the ribbon, but museum employees rolled out an extra long ribbon so everyone could be a part of the fun. We even got to keep a piece!

Then it was down a colorful corridor on the second floor of the museum….

…and across the sunny Bradley J. Burgum Skybridge, and into the Starion Financial Gallery in the Center for Creativity.

The current exhibit is the Fargo Moorhead Visual Artists Studio Crawl preview, which gives you a taste of what’s to come during next weekend’s free and always excellent Studio Crawl.

There’s also a very cool re-creation of Robert Kurkowski’s ceramic studio.

The second floor of the Center is closed to the public, so it was down to the first floor, which is full of bright, sunny studio space for classes, including this Quick Draw workshop with Carl Oltvedt.

The Museum offers FREE Kid Quest workshops and Teen Programs and paid programming for youth, teens and adults throughout the year. For a full schedule, click here.

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