December 22, 2017

Looking Ahead by Looking Back

I’m declaring 2018 the Year of the Arts in the Metro. 2017 was a huge year for The Arts Partnership […]
November 27, 2017

The Measurable Value of the Arts is Real

Forty-one point six million dollars. That’s a big number by almost any standard. In 2015, the arts nonprofit sector generated […]
November 21, 2017

How are we really helping our Veterans?

I was recently invited to judge an art show for the City of West Fargo. Given my job title, that’s […]
October 20, 2017

Be Part of the Solution

Thirty-two hours. That’s how long it took, from the unveiling of the new piece of public art by Steve Knutson […]
September 18, 2017

Art Makes Us Human and Can Unite Us All

My friend and glass blowing artist extraordinaire, Jon Offutt recently sent me a Huffington Post editorial called “Stop ‘Defending’ Music […]
August 28, 2017

The Arts Are A “Surprisingly Bold Risk” That Work

I’ve adopted a new word lately: audacious. Audacious is defined as “showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.” Synonyms […]
July 31, 2017

How The Arts Can Play A Quiet, But Vital Role

Last week, I had the rare opportunity to spend an hour with the type of person I don’t normally encounter. […]
June 26, 2017

You May Say I’m A Dreamer

I’m in Hawaii with my husband for (his) work and (our) vacation. This is my second trip to paradise; if […]
June 26, 2017

Using The Arts To Think Bigger

I had the recent good fortune to attend the Presidio Institute’s Cross Sector Leadership Boot Camp in San Francisco, thanks […]
May 31, 2017

What Are We Fighting For? Why Supporting The Arts Matters

It’s Memorial Day. A somber day by many accounts. A day to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for […]