September 8, 2015

Collective necessary to advocate for work of artists

Labor Day. These two words today are synonymous with the lake, the end of summer and gearing up for the […]
August 26, 2015

Will you Adopt a Legislator?

I’m writing this post as President of Arts North Dakota and as Executive Director of The Arts Partnership, but mostly […]
August 20, 2015

Going Gently into that Good Night

This week, I was so sad to learn that Eddie Gasper, co-founder of the Red River Dance and Performing Company […]
July 27, 2015

Del Val: Why you should care about a chalk-making event

ChalkFest 2015 is nearly upon us. From 1 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6, about 6,000 to 8,000 people—including kids, teenagers, […]
July 8, 2015

Art worth seeing beyond our metro borders

A recurring conversation that I am part of on a relatively regular basis is how to engage the many rural […]
May 26, 2015

Why “all of the above” doesn’t cut it

It’s the end of the school year, and as kids are piling out of classrooms, dreaming about what they will […]
April 27, 2015

Why I bullied my son back into orchestra

I attended my son’s first orchestra concert at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology last weekend, and I […]
April 7, 2015

Letter to the Editor of the Wall Street Journal

Right before I began at The Arts Partnership (July 1, 2010), the “Wall Street Journal’s” Terry Teachout wrote a piece […]
March 30, 2015

Drama of March Madness extends beyond basketball

I come from a basketball family. My grandfather, Mike Del Val, was inducted into the Basketball Coaches Association of New […]
February 23, 2015

The truth behind city funding of the arts

Recently, a variety of local radio and television hosts have criticized the city of Fargo and its funding of the […]