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Arts and Entertainment

Peace Garden would be a beautiful place to enjoy nature, social distance

DUNSEITH – International Peace Garden Director Tim Chapman said he knows coronavirus restrictions mean that this summer will be different. However, he has high hopes that visitors will still be able to enjoy the beautiful flower gardens and hiking trails and camping opportunities at the ...

Dark art, emotion driven

Artists use their art to express their emotions to their viewers. Lexi Brown has her own unique style to vent or just create her masterpieces. Brown has been drawing her whole life but really got serious about it in middle school. Her favorite movie is “The Lion King” and her art started ...

MASK, Minot State graduates put on virtual musical

The Make a Scene Kids Theatre had to do something new this year and J’Kobe Wallace, the director of the musical, said it went well. In light of the pandemic and social distancing, the musical had to take place online. Wallace had been out of state for a while, his theater tour coming to a ...

Sandbox Saturday at Sundre Sand & Gravel

Sundre Sand & Gravel are partnering with the Souris Valley Animal Shelter on May 30 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. It will take place at Sundre Sand & Gravel, 6220 37th Ave SE. Parents or guardians can attend with their children to fill their buckets with free sand to fill their sandboxes at ...

State’s largest parade canceled

The state’s largest parade will be “no show” this year. Jim Clifford, North Dakota State Parade president, confirmed to The Minot Daily News Monday afternoon that the July 18 event will not be held. The news was not unexpected. The North Dakota State Fair announced Monday morning that ...

North Dakota State Fair canceled for 2020 due to coronavirus concerns

The 2020 North Dakota State Fair has been canceled. The Minot event is the biggest of its kind in the state, annually attracting about 300,000 visitors. But now, for the second time in 10 years, the State Fair will not be held. This time the reason why is the coronavirus pandemic. The 2011 ...

2020 North Dakota State Parade canceled

The North Dakota State Parade set for July in Minot has been canceled. "It is with deepest regrets that we have to cancel the 2020 North Dakota State Parade. With the Fair canceling it is the right thing to do. If you have sent an entry in we will be contacting you so we can refund your ...

Many fairs canceled

The thrill of carnival rides, grooming of prized livestock, crowds for headline entertainers and the alluring aroma of fair food won’t be happening this summer at many locations throughout the region. One by one popular county fairs are being canceled due to coronavirus concerns. “It’s ...

Minot writer paints pictures with words

Using words to create a picture for the reader is just like using paint to accomplish the same thing. Writing is an art of its own, and a young Minot writer has a way with words. Maddie Barnes has been writing since she was 6 years old. She remembers just being creative and enjoying writing. ...

Grosz makes art at home

JoHannah Grosz has spent countless hours making art in the studios on campus. Now the studio is in her own home. Grosz is an art major focusing in printmaking. This semester, she has been studying alternative photo processing and researching upper-level printmaking. Both studies require ...

Artist for life

An appreciation and passion for something can come at a very young age and that was just the case for a young artist here in Minot. Hannah Tiedman has been creating art her whole life. She watched her father draw and make digital pieces. Her love of drawing was largely inspired by her father ...

Lights, camera, fashion!

River Avalon Schilling has been into fashion since day one, taking that interest to performing in drag and into her world of being a photographer for decades. Schilling entered the world of photography in a high school art class. Her teacher handed everyone disposable film cameras. The class ...

Zoo encourages recycling through art

The Roosevelt Park Zoo will be holding its second annual Recycled Art Contest this week. This year, the contest will have to be held online, like many other art exhibitions during the pandemic. Nicole Barnhart said that as of April 17 they had received about seven contest entries. Each ...

No one is alone

Art is about creativity and is not limited to drawing, painting, dancing or singing. Writing is an art in and of itself, and Kati Thompson fell in love with crafting words into poetry. She came to love writing in 4th grade when her teacher handed out a Halloween-themed writing prompt sheet. ...

Arts of all sorts

Christian Marcelletta with the Misfits of Minot is more than just an actress on stage. She also has her own nail salon, she’s part of a pinup community, does photography for fun, sings and models. Marcelletta is originally from Georgia, then she moved to California where she spent about ...

Neighborhood window art keep Minot-area spirits up

Despite social distancing, area residents are finding creative ways to communicate their encouragement to friends and neighbors from behind their windows and doors. Two different window art projects are gaining followers in the Minot area. The Neighborhood Window Walk took shape after Kelly ...

Crafting performer

Tiffany Kerfoot, the vice president of Misfits of Minot, is not only a performer, but she is also a crafter. Kerfoot came to North Dakota through the United States Air Force. She enlisted in Maryland and was first stationed in Louisiana. From Louisiana, she was transferred to Minot Air Force ...

Minot’s Oak Park Theater offers drive-up popcorn during shutdown

It’s a theater favorite. No doubt about that. It seems everyone likes movie theater popcorn. With movie theater screens blank, closed down due to the possibility of spreading coronavirus, people still crave their favorite movie-time snack – popcorn. Unable to sell tickets to the big ...

Horror shadowcast

The Misfits of Minot are very excited to present an all new shadowcast performance of the 1959 film “House on Haunted Hill” on Saturday at the Sleep Inn & Suites. Tickets are $10 per person and will be sold at the door. The doors open at 7 p.m. and the performance will start at 8 p.m. ...