Art Fest to hit Grand Forks
Plans for the annual Grand Cities Art Fest set for June 12-13 in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are coming together with fine artists, high-quality crafters, unique food vendors and live entertainment on the banks of the Red River of t...
Plans for the annual Grand Cities Art Fest set for June 12-13 in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks are coming together with fine artists, high-quality crafters, unique food vendors and live entertainment on the banks of the Red River of the North.
Visitors to the event will find fun, functional, abstract, decorative, inspiring, wearable, tasty, thought-provoking and meaningful items, from paintings, ceramics, jewelry, fiber art and fine glass to woodwork, mixed media, photography and more, a news release from North Valley Arts Council said.
Art and food vendors will be on both sides of the river, in Grand Forks in Town Square and on the Greenway, and in East Grand Forks in the Cabela's parking lot. A shuttle will bring people to the show from area parking sites and help move people back and forth across the river. Here are some of the event attractions:
- Live, free entertainment will be presented in Town Square at the Xcel Energy Main Stage, and in the East Grand Forks Food Court at the HB Sound & Light Stage.
- Children can make crafts at make-n-take tables at the ArtWise Kids Corner, and can enjoy inflatable games and rides.
- At Arts in Action in Town Square, guests can see how artists turn raw materials into works of art.
- Fine artists and artisans, 145 in all, will showcase their work from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 12 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 13.
Guests can pick up an official 2010 Guide to the Grand Cities Art Fest at any Alerus Financial location or their favorite downtown Grand Cities' business after June 1.
The Grand Cities Art Fest is sponsored in part by the North Valley Arts Council, Xcel Energy Foundation, KVLY TV-11, Leighton Broadcasting, Clear Channel Radio, Grand Forks Herald, City of Grand Forks, City of East Grand Forks, HB Sound & Light, Greater Grand Forks Convention & Visitors Bureau, Cabela's, Fine Print, Vaaler Insurance, Alerus Financial, Myra Foundation, Coca-Cola, Hugo's, Alerus Financial, and Bremer Bank.
Art Fest organizers are seeking volunteers to assist with blocking streets, provide information to guests, sell merchandise, assist with event setup and takedown, sit in booths and more.
RSVP+ will field calls from potential volunteers, placing them with an activity based on their interests, skills and hours they can work, said Kurtis Shelton, event chair. Call RSVP+ at (701) 787-0043 for a variety of shifts and duties.