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Please join us for 'Alley Alive' celebration on Wednesday August 26, 2015 from 6-10 pm in the historic Alley of Love located in Downtown Grand Forks.
Alley Alive will be a spirited celebration of downtown culture focused on local music, art and culinary talent hosted in the most unique location; Downtown Grand Forks alleyways. The night will focus on welcoming back area students and showcasing all that downtown Grand Forks has to offer. Utilizing alleys presents a unique opportunity to rethink the urban fabric of the downtown area and bring life to often overlooked spaces.
The Alley of Love will come to life with live music presented by Connect the Parks, dancers, chalk drawing contests, a photo booth, face painting, craft vendors, yard games, local culinary offerings and so much more.
This is an all age's event. Bring the family for an evening of excitement as we celebrate the rich history of the Alley of Love and explore all of the local talent that call Downtown Grand Forks home.
Kat Allen - Abstract
August Mayor's Choice Reception
“Thank you so much to Mayor Brown for selecting me to display my art at City Hall, and for all of his wonderful staff and the North Valley Arts Council for arranging the opening event. I would also like to thank everyone who attended the reception, especially my family–for my extraordinary upbringing and for supporting me endlessly over the years. The Mayor’s Choice exhibit is such an amazing opportunity, and I’m so thrilled to have been selected for the honor.” Kat Allen
Kat Allen’s artwork will be on display at City Hall until November. Please stop by there and enjoy the beautiful paintings.
Abstract art is an emotion, memory, dream or story found within the paint on a canvas. Oftentimes, it is all these things–bound and freed–together as one. I started painting as a young child–unbound and free–on the northwest prairies of Minnesota, where The Section was my ocean; oaks and cottonwoods–my skyscrapers. To this day, whenever I start to paint, I always find myself being drawn back into that wide, open world–where all one can hear is the wind between the leaves of giants and waves of wheat washing on endless shores.
- Kat Allen, Allen Art & Design
Jonathan Moorman performing at Mayor's Choice.
NoVAC Office News
Due to AC issues, NoVAC offices will not be open. Staff will be at other locations, so please call 701-772-3710 or email us at:
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NoVAC Board of Directors Meetings
Executive Committee meetings will be on a need to basis. We will announce here when we will meet again. These meetings are open to the public.
September 15th, 6pm at TBD Board of Directors Meeting, open to the public.
For reasonable ADA accommodations to attend any Board of Directors or Executive Committee meeting, please contact in advance the NoVAC at 701-772-3710.
NoVAC Event Calendar
Each month we update our Event Calendar with all the current Arts and Culture events going on here in Grand Forks, ND and East Grand Forks, MN. Click here to view the Event Calendar and for information on where to send your event to get posted.
2015 Art & Wine Walk Calendar
All Art & Wine Walks go from 1PM - 5PM
June - October
Little Sweet Shop
205 N Washington St (Castle Bldg)
Grand Forks, ND
M,T,T,F 10a-6p, W,Sa 10a-5p, Lunch 11a-2p
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Please stop by the Little Sweet Shop and enjoy a delicious Root Beer Float.
This quaint little shop is a multi-purpose shop that serves as a sweet shop. lunch spot, coffee shop, tea room, gift shop and craft consignment shop. Whether stopping for lunch, to enjoy good conversation along with a sweet treat, or to look for a unique gift for that special someone, you will find that this is the sweetest place in town.
Thank you Beth & The Little Sweet Shop for supporting the North Valley Arts Council!