It’s now February, and Giving Hearts Day will soon be upon us! This year, more than 450 nonprofit organizations are participating in the largest 24 hour online fundraiser in the region on Thursday, Feb. 14. Last week we highlighted nine of our 18 Primary Arts Partners who are on that long list, and this week we want to recognize the next half of arts organizations you should consider donating to at givingheartsday.org (you can view the first part here):
10. Plains Art Museum
Mission: Plains Art Museum connects art, artists, and audiences to foster creative, resilient, and welcoming communities.
11. Probstfield Farm
Mission: We are a vibrant community of supporters who celebrate, share and grow the Probstfield family ideals of locally grown food and family legacy.
12. Red River Dance
Mission: We provide quality instruction, choreography, and performance opportunities for dancers of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds by valuing integrity, relationships, adaptability, and creativity.
13. Red River Market
Mission: The Red River Market creates a space for all people to enjoy locally produced food.
14. Red River Zoo
Mission: The Red River Zoo connects people with nature through world-class exhibits and educational programs. The Zoo is the leading breeder for some of the world’s rarest cold climate species.
15. Master Chorale of Fargo-Moorhead
Mission: The Master Chorale of Fargo Moorhead is a community chorus made up of singers from all walks of life who are committed to enhancing, educating and promoting the choral music experience.
16. The Human Family
Mission: The mission of the Human Family is to educate, engage and facilitate discussion around local and world-wide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists.
17. Theatre B
Mission: “Rearranging the furniture of your mind.” Theatre B invigorates civic conversation through intimate and transformative storytelling.
18. Trollwood Performing Arts School
Mission: The mission of Trollwood Performing Arts School is simple: “to inspire those we serve through the arts to realize their full potential and be a positive influence in the global community.”
This list is not exhaustive of all arts organizations participating in Giving Hearts Day, but they are all Primary Arts Partners who live under our umbrella. Any of these 18 organizations deserve your dollars because they are what nourish the quality of life in our area. They work around the clock to bring you thought-provoking and entertaining exhibits, performances and productions at all times of the year. They play a vital role in the social and economic success of the Metro, as we found in the 2015 Arts and Economic Survey our Partners participated in through the Americans for the Arts. Keep this in mind on Giving Hearts Day, and on behalf of our Primary Arts Partners, thank you for supporting local art!