The Trinity Health Auxiliary will be sponsoring a three-day art fair at the hospital next week.
The art fair will be held on the Trinity Hospital Skywalk from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., on Feb. 6 and 7, and from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Feb. 8.
"It's a variety of our picture framed art work," said Sherry Maragos, volunteer service coordinator for Trinity Health. "Last year, we had anything from political kind of photographs, sports pictures, landscape scenes and florals."
Submitted Photo - - Patrons examine the art on display at last year’s Auxiliary Art Fair, hosted by the Trinity Health Auxiliary in the Trinity Hospital Skywalk.
There will also be frame and matte options available. Simply put, there was "a wide variety of anything you could think of," Maragos said.
The art fair has been a part of the auxiliary's fundraisers "long before I ever started ... in excess of eight or nine years," said Brenda Beyer, auxiliary president.
Maragos explained that the auxiliary will get a percentage of all sales made during the art fair. Maragos said the proceeds would be going to pay off of the group's pledge for South Ridge complex.
In a story that ran in The Minot Daily News in December 2010, Beyer explained that the auxiliary has made the pledge to remodel South Ridge, a clinic office building located near the Dakota Square Mall.
"It had very little done to it since it was built a long time ago," Beyer said in the story. "It was needed to be remodeled to accommodate many different specialty offices there."
Currently, South Ridge houses a pain clinic, as well as family practitioners.
"Our space, generally for offices for doctors, is small compared to the number of doctors we're getting in," Beyer added. "So we're looking at trying to house the physicians in nice facilities where access is easy, with good parking, those things that make it easier for patients to get in to see physicians and to get back out."
The pledge for South Ridge has been set at $250,000 and, according to Beyer, half of that $125,000 has been raised.
"The way we are going, we should be able to reach (the goal) certainly within three years," Beyer said, on Monday. "We're hoping (to do it) in two."
Beyer noted that a new fundraiser a bed sheet sale is in the works and the auxiliary is planning on hosting that in April.