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Arts for Vets to host ‘Holiday Open House’ on Saturday, Dec. 3, in Grand Forks

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Examples of artwork created by area veterans and active-duty military artists in the Arts for Vets activities. The Arts for Vets "Holiday Open House" runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at its gallery at 215 N. Third St.
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GRAND FORKS – The Arts for Vets organization is hosting a “Holiday Open House” from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at the Arts for Vets Gallery, 215 N. Third St. in Grand Forks.

The public is invited to stop in and “see the spectacular artwork created by veterans and active-duty military artists and creators,” said Kim Forness Wilson, executive director.

“Have a treat and a look around, get a few gifts, and see all the new things we have planned for 2023,” Wilson said.

The organization also is hosting an “Open Salon” from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, when artists are invited to come and paint, learn new techniques, and make new friends, Wilson said. The salon is free and open to all ages; families are welcome.

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Tammy Nadeau, who created this beadwork piece, will lead a Bead Class from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays at the Arts for Vets Gallery, 215 N. Third St.
Photo by Kimberly Forness Wilson

At the “Bead Class,” set for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursdays, participants can learn Native American and contemporary beading from Tammy Nadeau, of Grand Forks, who is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa. The class is free and open to adults; children are welcome with an adult helper.

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Arts for Vets also is exhibiting a show, titled “In Memoriam,” through the end of this month at the East Grand Forks Campbell Library. The exhibit features the works of Roger Westerso, Zac Lee, Senta Lauren, Cassidy Houser and others.

Arts for Vets operates on monetary and art supply donations and with the help of volunteers, Wilson said.

For more information, email her at kimberlyfornesswilson@gmail.com or visit the Arts for Vets’ Facebook page.

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This painting is an example of the artwork created by veteran and active-duty artists at the Arts for Vets Gallery in Grand Forks.
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Pamela Knudson is a features and arts/entertainment writer for the Grand Forks Herald.

She has worked for the Herald since 2011 and has covered a wide variety of topics, including the latest performances in the region and health topics.

Pamela can be reached at pknudson@gfherald.com or (701) 780-1107.
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