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 […]
January 15, 2015

Encourage ND legislators to invest in the arts

Last fall, you might remember that the North Dakota Council on the Arts and the North Dakota Humanities Council put […]
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 […]