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Dogs, cats and artists gathered Thursday evening at Red River Angus Farm just north of town. Photo by Kile Brewer/Grand Forks Herald

Pets and artists gather for fundraiser by two local non-profits

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Pets and artists gather for fundraiser by two local non-profits
Grand Forks North Dakota 375 2nd Ave. N. 58203

Dogs, cats and artists gathered Thursday evening at Red River Angus Farm just north of town.

The event, held by the North Valley Arts Council and the Circle of Friends Humane Society, featured food, drinks, live music performed by Mudbucket, adoptable animals, a raffle drawing and an art auction.

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Proceeds from the event will benefit the new North Valley Arts Center, which will occupy the space above Sander's, with other proceeds going to the humane society.

"My goal going into this event was to bring together our two non-profit organizations," said event organizer from North Valley Arts Council Kathryn Fink. "We share common goals and decided to hold this fundraiser as a partnership."

Animal-themed works by local artist Adam Kemp were sold and auctioned off, as well as works by several other local artists.

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