Christmas Travels

Annual Holiday “Twilight” Tour of Homes set for Dec. 1

This display of Christmas trees is in the Wheeler home.

The Taube Museum of Art will present the 2018 Holiday “Twilight” Tour of Homes on Dec. 1 from 3-7 p.m., with tastefully decorated homes and cultural destinations for participants to enjoy.

Tickets for $16 each are available in advance at the Taube Museum of Art, Artmain and all Marketplace Foods locations. Day of the Tour tickets are $20 and will be available at the Taube Museum of Art and at each home.

By purchasing a ticket, attendees will be supporting the Taube Museum of Art and have a delightful time viewing:

– Brady and Laura Wheeler’s home at 3517 21st Street SE was built in 2014 and was designed to feel bright and airy. The high ceilings really play a part in achieving this. Laura Wheeler has always loved design, especially when it comes to decking the halls. She incorporates many different elements in her home. Brady and Laura Wheeler are parents of three children so tour participants will notice some elegance in the living room/kitchen and as they move to other areas of the home they will find trees decorated by the children with unicorns, dinosaurs and all things whimsy.

– Monica Peterson’s home is located at 214 7th Street SE in historic Eastwood Park. The house is over 100 years old and has seen its share of floods. The property has gone through a total restoration, top to bottom, inside and out. The goal was to combine modern style with historic charm. Decorating for Christmas is a tradition in Peterson’s family that has been passed down from her mom and aunts. They all go above and beyond in decking the halls, with unique creativity. There is a mix of traditional, vintage and modern touches throughout the home.

This is a Christmas decoration in the Dammen home.

– Dr. Robert Thomas and Eric Johnson’s home at 1716 12th Street NW is perched on top of Minot’s North Hill. Their house is brimming with an eclectic sense of style. The highlight of their holiday is the 10-foot tree covered in hand-painted blown glass ornaments. Their love of glass extends to the Viking vases in the dining room and Futura pottery above the stockings. The house is filled with an extensive art collection by artists from across the country. Red and green are just two of a rainbow of colors in the saltwater reef tank passed on the way to the kitchen where marathon cookie baking takes place each holiday.

– Ken and Janet Dammen’s home at 1329 1st Street SE is filled with seasonal splendor, Their home has a variety of holiday styles. Each room tells a personal story from the vintage cars and whimsical decorations in Ken Dammen’s room to Victorian splendor in Janet Dammen’s room. Her eye for color and creative spirit are showcased in her custom-made floral swags and holiday wreaths.

– Gol Stave Church in the Scandinavian Heritage Park at 1020 S. Broadway will be decked out with the holiday spirit. The church is replica of the original Gol Stave Church in Gol, Hallingdal, Norway.

– Creative Culture Studio and Spartan Firearms are located in the old Speedway at 7101 Highway 2 & 52 W. Creative Culture Studio is an art studio business that will be transformed into a Winter Wonderland holiday style with treats for everyone who visits. Visitors to Spartan will be mesmerized with their holiday talents.

– Northwest Art Center, located at 500 University Ave. W. on the south side of the Minot State University Library, is a nonprofit arts center. The center houses the Walter Piehl Gallery which will be decorated with traditional Christmas style for all tour participants.

Homes and locations may be visited in any order. Participants are asked to wear slip-on shoes as a bag will be provided for them as they walk through the homes.

Tour participants can stop at the Taube Museum of Art at 2 North Main Street to register for two $250 gift certificates donated by I Keating Furniture World, artwork, jewelry by Nancy’s Fancies and other door prizes totaling over $1,000. Cider and sweet treats will be available and people can view the art on display from the Festival of the Art Sale. Leonard Haabak will be playing acoustic guitar. The Cookie Walk at the Taube Museum will start at 3 p.m., and end when the cookies are gone.

The Roaming Coffee Castle will be open outside the museum for attendees to purchase hot drinks. Nancy’s Fancies Jewelry “Pop Up” Showcase will be featured in the museum. Each piece of jewelry is handcrafted. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Taube Museum of Art.

Anyone interested in having their home on the 2019 tour, should contact Nancy Walter at 838-4445, to have your name added to the list.

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