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Arts for the Holidays returns to Fargo Civic Center on Saturday, Dec. 10

Vendors will be selling handcrafted fine art, jewelry, ceramics, glass, sculpture, paintings, photography, home decor and more.

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Jon Offutt, ceramics artist and owner of House of Mulciber art studios, is seen at the Arts for the Holidays event in 2021. The event returns to the Fargo Civic Center Saturday, Sept. 10.
Contributed / Dan Koeck
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FARGO — More than 40 individual artists working in a variety of artistic mediums will be selling their wares as part of the second annual Arts for the Holidays event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Fargo Civic Center.

Vendors will be selling handcrafted fine art, jewelry, ceramics, glass, sculpture, paintings, photography, home decor and more.

Sponsored by FM Visual Artists, Red River Watercolor Society and The Arts Partnership, Arts for the Holidays started last year to give shoppers the opportunity to meet with and buy art from local artists and arts organizations.

“Fargo’s unique culture is created by its local artists and arts organizations,” Jon Offutt, ceramics artist, owner of House of Mulciber art studios and an Arts for the Holidays committee member said. “It’s a great way to make holiday gift-giving a bit more personal.”

Other committee members are Shelli Fenske, a jewelry artist and longtime high school visual arts teacher, and Lisa Burns, a Fargo-based acrylic and watercolor artist.

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The Arts Partnership President and CEO Dayna Del Val holds up various local art she purchased during the 2021 Arts for the Holidays event.
Contributed / Dan Koeck

President and CEO of The Arts Partnership Dayna Del Val said, “Last year’s inaugural Arts for the Holidays was a fabulous community-wide celebration of and opportunity to support local art. We are really looking forward to having so many artists and arts organizations gathered together again this year for everyone in the Metro and beyond to enjoy.” Del Val, added with a laugh, "And as a side note, while this event is an amazing place to purchase holiday presents for others, I wrote to Santa afterwards and told him he could pass on filling my stocking since I purchased gifts for myself from more than 10 artists.”

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Fargo photographer Scott Seiler was awarded Judge’s Choice at the 2021 Arts for the Holidays event.
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Fargo-based landscape photographer and TAP board member Scott Seiler, who’ll be at the event selling prints, greeting cards, magnets and landscape miniatures, said he’s looking forward to visiting with shoppers during this busy time of year.

“This is a fun event because it features local artist vendors and creates a wonderful shopping experience for art lovers and supporters in our community who want to give that one-of-a-kind gift of art this holiday season,” he said.

Visit arts organization booths

Arts-related nonprofits will be at the event to share how they contribute to community arts through programs, performances and educational opportunities. Shoppers can visit the booths of FM Opera, Plains Art Museum, FM Kicks Band, FM Area Youth Symphonies, The Rourke Art Gallery + Museum, FM Visual Arts and Awesome Cass Clay.

Learn more about each artist and arts organization at Arts for the Holidays on Facebook .

Arts for the Holidays is possible thanks in part to support from the City of Fargo’s Arts and Culture Commission , The Arts Partnership , Fargo-Moorhead Visual Artists and Red River Watercolor Society .

This article is part of a content partnership with The Arts Partnership, a nonprofit organization cultivating the arts in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. For more information, visit theartspartnership.net.

This article is part of a content partnership with The Arts Partnership, a nonprofit organization cultivating the arts in Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo. For more information, visit theartspartnership.net.
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