The Arts + Employee Engagement

ArtWORKS is one of our programs that intersects local business with local art. Through ArtWORKS, your business gets to exhibit local art in your workspace and engage your employees in hands-on activities with the featured artist. This provides a unique opportunity to cultivate a corporate environment where creativity thrives and enhances the lives of your staff!

Participating in arts activities at work can help build certain professional skills, such as:

  • Analytical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Independent and collaborative thinking
  • Sociability
  • Fuller intellectual capacity
Emily Williams Wheeler - Art WORKS - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Drawing - Art WORKS - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Einstein Drawing - Art WORKS - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Ann Arbor Miller - Art WORKS - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo
Steve Knutson Painting - Art WORKS - The Arts Partnership - Fargo/Moorhead/West Fargo

Finding common ground through art gives your employees the opportunity to connect with colleagues and share ideas. It also helps create a lively, positive work environment for employees makes them feel good about coming to work and sustains them throughout the day!

Each level of the ArtWORKS program is offered three times per year. The Cultivate level adds three additional Artist + Employee engagements and receptions annually, for a total of six.

For additional details, contact Director of Operations Tania Blanich at or 701.237.6133. You can also read this article in Fargo, Inc. for more information about ArtWORKS.

If you are a local artist interested in applying to be part of the program, you can find more information on the ArtWORKS Application Form.

Still not sure if ArtWORKS is a good fit for your office? Read the testimonials below from employees of former ArtWORKS clients, TMI Hospitality and Myriad Mobile:

  • As an employee of a company that sponsors Art WORKS, I have seen benefits in surprising places. We have such a broad variety of roles within our company it can sometimes be hard to find common ground- what does a graphic designer have in common with a company lawyer, or an accountant or member of I.T.? Art! It has been wonderful to see people making new connections and getting excited about the events surrounding Art WORKS.
    TMI Hospitality
  • The supplemental activities were great. It allowed our team to flex their creative muscles and participate in a group activity outside of the normal day-to-day responsibilities we all have.
    Myriad Mobile
  • I believe this program has also encouraged our team to take a stronger interest in their work. Being surrounded by beautiful and interesting things inspires positive and creative energy that seeps into our everyday tasks. I see the excitement that surrounds the opening of each new exhibit. It is talked about and anticipated as soon as the invitation goes out, and the effects of people enjoying are witnessed as long as it is hanging. It has added greatly to our company culture – we feel more connected to the community and to each other. I really can’t say enough about Art WORKS!
    TMI Hospitality