January 14, 2015

Christopher Gabriel’s lasting legacy

In my time at The Arts Partnership, I have been fortunate to have an excellent working relationship with many of […]
December 3, 2014

Dennis Walaker: an unlikely advocate who really got the arts

I first met Mayor Walaker in 2010, the week before I actually took over the position of executive director of […]
November 24, 2014

Small Business Saturday a day well spent

Last year, I encouraged you to shop at independently owned shops on Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving. It’s […]
November 3, 2014

Boldly going where others have gone before

I was fortunate to be invited this fall by Mike Williams, Fargo city commissioner, and Charley Johnson, president/CEO of the […]
September 29, 2014

Del Val: Help keep public art by taking pride, stopping vandals

Public art is a great thing, right? It promotes community, encourages foot traffic, enhances a location and helps to define […]
August 28, 2014

When the arts heal: art therapy succeeds where other therapies might not

Robin Williams’ untimely death has many of us thinking about how and why something like this happens, particularly because depression […]
July 28, 2014

Support local arts

My friend, North Dakota State Sen. Carolyn Nelson, recently had an interesting post on Facebook. “About 18,000 folks from the […]
June 19, 2014

What I learned about the arts from a pre-med teenager

Last summer, The Arts Partnership was privileged to receive an intern through the Philanthropy and Youth program. Anjali Lall was […]
May 27, 2014

Where are all the women? Better representation needed

It’s no secret the nonprofit world is largely run by women. In looking at the nonprofits served by the Impact […]
April 29, 2014

A communal approach to the arts creates an abundance

Do you remember the story of “Stone Soup?” As a child, I had a version where animals played all the […]