ArtFest coming to College Park in Grand Forks – Grand Forks Herald

    ArtFest coming to College Park in Grand Forks – Grand Forks Herald

    GRAND FORKS – ArtFest, the annual celebration of every kind of artwork, is about for June 10-11 at College Park.

    Practically 100 artists and artisan exhibitors, distributors and musicians are anticipated to fill the park for this free occasion that options household actions, youth tasks, displays and different leisure for all ages. The occasion may even embrace stay glass blowing, a automotive present, and actions by Arioso Music Academy, ArtWise, Blue Zones and the Little Pink Studying Bus.

    ArtFest sometimes attracts greater than 20,000 art-lovers and festival-goers from all through the area, organizers say.

    Hours are: 10 a.m. to six p.m. June 10 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11. College Park is on the nook of College Avenue and twenty fifth Road.

    The occasion is hosted by the Grand Forks Public Arts Fee. For extra data, name (701) 738-4960 or e mail

    [email protected]


    ‘Shrek the Musical’ coming to UND Burtness Theatre

    The Larger Grand Forks Group Theatre Firm will current “Shrek the Musical,” which opens with a 7:30 p.m. efficiency on Wednesday, Might 31, at UND’s Burtness Theatre, 281 Centennial Drive.

    Different exhibits are deliberate for 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 2-3; 2 p.m. Sunday, June 4; and seven:30 p.m. June 6-10.

    Tickets will be bought on the corporate’s web site,,

    or by calling the field workplace at (701) 746-0847. Season flex move holders can name the field workplace or e mail

    [email protected]

    to order seats. All seating is normal admission; accessible lodging can be found upon request.

    “The musical is enjoyable for the entire household,” stated Amy Driscoll, GGFCT government director.

    It’s the story of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess who resists her rescue, Driscoll stated in asserting the present.

    “Throw in a short-tempered dangerous man, a cookie with an angle and over a dozen different fairy story misfits, and also you’ve received the sort of mess that requires an actual hero,” she stated. “Fortunately, there’s one readily available – and his identify is Shrek.”

    The present is directed by Emily Wirkus, assisted by Alejo Ibarra Pallotti, with music path by Zeke Bocklage, stage administration by Jenna Lester and set manufacturing by Todd Aleshire. Amy Lyste has created greater than 100 handmade costumes, Driscoll stated.

    There are 29 forged members on this present, which is produced in partnership with Go to Larger Grand Forks and the Group Basis of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area.

    Yard live shows to characteristic Irish music

    The second yard live performance of the summer time is about for six:30 p.m. Saturday, June 3, on the house of Treasure Omdahl, 2015 tenth St. S.E., East Grand Forks.

    The free casual live performance, organized by Tamara Bertram of Grand Forks, will characteristic Irish and Celtic music. Carry a garden chair or blanket for seating.

    These Saturday yard live shows will proceed by means of July, Bertram stated. In June, Wednesday night live shows at native church buildings could also be added.

    “I encourage the group to host a live performance for his or her neighborhood,” Bertram stated in an e mail. Anybody who has a deck and desires to host a live performance, ought to contact her both by e mail at

    [email protected]

    or calling (701) 620-9043.

    Museum of Artwork options ‘Chris Pancoe: Blue Ice’ exhibit

    The North Dakota Museum of Artwork is internet hosting an exhibit, “Chris Panco: Blue Ice,” by means of July 9.

    That is the eighth exhibition within the “Artwork Makers Collection,” underwritten by Dr. William Wosick of Fargo.

    As a result of few skilled alternatives can be found for artists on this area, the collection spotlights artists who reside and work right here, in keeping with an exhibit announcement. These artists are on the cusp of a breakthrough of their work. They’re usually at a juncture of their creative careers the place a “leg up” might invigorate, revitalize or change the course of their artwork.

    Pancoe is a multimedia artist, with a penchant for working with clay, wooden, snow and ice. Due to his numerous artwork background and eclectic ability set, he’s usually contracted to manufacture and/or design numerous tasks most builders would hesitate to sort out.


    “Auger Home 2,” a ceramic and combined media art work by Chris Pancoe, is a part of the “Blue Ice” exhibition on show by means of July 9 on the North Dakota Museum of Artwork.


    Pancoe, who labored for 10 years because the sculpture and ceramic technician on the College of Manitoba, is creative director and co-owner of Anvil Tree, Winnipeg’s latest design, construct and artwork fabrication firm.

    Blue ice is “robust and secure ice (that indicators) the inexperienced gentle for mini momentary villages to type on our frozen rivers and lakes,” Pancoe stated. “On this combined media physique of labor, I pay homage to the ephemeral time when jerry-built huts, goals of heat fish fries and camaraderie between short-term neighbors emerge.”

    The North Dakota Museum of Artwork is situated at 261 Centennial Drive.