The end of the year is a time for us all to look back and reflect on the progress we’ve made in the past year and the memories we made along the way. 2016 has been quite a year at The Arts Partnership, so we gathered photos of some of the highlights of our year. Thank you to our Primary Artist Partners and the Business and Individual Advocate Partners for your support in 2016!
Highlights In Early 2016…
… In February we participated in Giving Hearts Day through the Impact Foundation. Thank you to Otter Tail Corporation for being our generous matching sponsor and to those of you who donated to the day. It was a very successful day for TAP, and we appreciate all your support. Thanks, also, to Atomic Coffee for hosting us in the morning and to Rustica for hosting lunch for our Partners and donors.
Highlights In Mid-2016…
… In June we hosted the State of the Arts with more than 200 people in attendance at the Stage at Island Park. Artist Laura Youngbird received the Outstanding Artist of the Year award, FM Choral Artists received the Outstanding Organization of the Year award and Sanford Health received the Outstanding Corporate Sponsor of the Arts award.
… In August we hosted ChalkFest at the Red River Zoo. This year we brought in Visiting Artist-in-Resdience Marcus Dunn, who created several amazing pieces of chalk art throughout the week leading up to ChalkFest. Over 5,500 people participated in ChalkFest 2016. A huge thank you to our ChalkFest 2016 sponsors:
Highlights Toward the End of 2016…
… We worked with Kilbourne Group to create APT, an arts incubator space in downtown Fargo.
… We hired Chelsey Engelhard, TAP intern in Spring 2016, as our new Communications Coordinator after MeLissa moved to New Orleans.
… And in October, we began our tactical planning process with consultant Jim Clark. Thank you to the City Mayors, Primary Arts Partners, and Business Advocate Partners for attending the tactical planning meetings!
Highlights Throughout the Year…
… We continued to communicate about the arts in our Metro through our partnerships with the Forum, KFGO Radio, WDAY, and Clear Channel.
… We continued our #SupportLocalArt campaign.
… And we continued to advocate for the arts in our Metro.
Again, THANK YOU to all of our wonderful Partners for a fabulous 2016! We look forward to what 2017 will bring!
— Dayna, Tania and Chelsey and the Board of Directors of The Arts Partnership