Studio Crawl set in Fargo
Plains Art museum will open the Studio Crawl Preview exhibition on Aug. 16 in anticipation of the FM Visual Artists' two-day Studio Crawl that will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7. The exhibition ends at the conclusion of the Studio ...
Plains Art museum will open the Studio Crawl Preview exhibition on Aug. 16 in anticipation of the FM Visual Artists' two-day Studio Crawl that will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 and 7. The exhibition ends at the conclusion of the Studio Crawl and will offer visitors a preview of many of the featured artists' work. All media will be represented in the Crawl and in the preview exhibition.
The Studio Crawl was established in 2004 to develop an awareness and appreciation for the quality and diversity of the visual arts in the region. During the two-day event, the public is invited into the studios of 45 working artists and exposed to educational experiences that demystify art's "making" process. By allowing visitors into the studios to converse with them, the artists try to expand the viewing experience and deepen the appreciation of the work and artists' efforts to produce it.
NDSU has opened studio space at its downtown facilities so that emerging student artists can participate. Most studios are fully accessible from a mobility standpoint. A high percentage of the area's most recognized artists participate, including full-time artists and arts educators.
The Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists (FMCA) is a recognized 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization open to all those interested in supporting local and regional arts. It was established to promote and encourage visual art and artists in the Fargo-Moorhead area. The Studio Crawl is its most public and successful event.
Studio Crawl maps are available at Plains Art Museum, 704 First Ave. N., at www.fmva.us or at www. plainsart.org/information, at area businesses and from the participating artists.
More information is available by calling (701) 232-3821.