Grand Forks art community gathers for "I Am Art!" rally
Members of the Grand Forks art community gathered Thursday for the first “I Am Art!” Rally at Empire Arts Center.
The event saw a number of artists and performers, including booths in the front lobby area and side stage featuring local artists’ work and some live painting. There were also a number of performances on the main stage including dancing from the Northstar Council, belly dancers, fitness demonstrations, live music and a mural that was completed by volunteers throughout the day.
“Our goal is to bring artists together and eventually make Grand Forks an art hub,” said event organizer Kim Wilson. “There are also a lot of hidden treasures in this area, so we hoped to feature some of the amazing local art programs.”
The free event acted as a welcoming shelter from the rainy weather outside, providing entertainment from noon until the closing ceremony at 4 p.m.
Wilson expects the event to become an annual gathering, eventually growing in size and making Grand Forks a meeting place for artists from all around.