Shop local art at POEM’s Art Fair

Submitted Photo POEM (People of Earth Matter) believes that supporting local artists contributes to a more vibrant community. Through their Creation Station and now their upcoming Art Fair, the group works to achieve this support.

The POEM Art Fest is being held Friday, Dec. 14, until 8 p.m., with a pottery demonstration and wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. On Saturday, Dec. 15, the art fair will be held from 1-8 p.m., with ice sculpting at 1:30 p.m. POEM is located at 36 3rd Street NE, Minot.

POEM (People of Earth Matter) Studio believes that supporting local artists contributes to a vibrant community. With this in mind, the studio will be hosting 20 local artists showcasing their inspired creations this weekend at ‘“Poem’s Art Fair.”

POEM is a division of Mandaree Enterprises. Its newly established “Creation Station” has been servicing the community as a local “Maker Space” providing “hands-on” training making new technology like industrial laser cutters, CNC machines and a well-equipped wood and metal shop.

CEO Clarence O’Berry believes that, “People of all ages and backgrounds can benefit from creative collaboration” and that “Native American-owned companies can lead the way by bringing people together through the pride of sharing their creativity.”

The event on Saturday will feature live outdoor ice sculpture carving by Chainsaw Dave Worldwide of Fargo as well as wine tasting. Photography, jewelry, painting and much more will be featured.

For more information, contact Amber at 629-1624, at, or at