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Arts discussion is Saturday

Published 10:08am Thursday, February 20, 2014 Updated 12:09pm Thursday, February 20, 2014

February is flying by and spring is on the way. It’s a busy time here at A Center for the Arts, and in Fergus Falls in general.

It seems as though there are more and more arts and cultural activities offered every time I turn around. Fergus is burgeoning with music, visual art, and more.

From live music and visual art receptions at The Spot to the art exhibits at Lake Region Arts Council galleries, from workshops on Creative Placemaking and Business Skills for Artists hosted by Springboard for the Arts to Kaddatz Kidz art workshops at the Kaddatz Gallery — there is a lot of art happening in Fergus Falls.

The Otter Tail County Historical Society is currently showing an exhibit on veterans of the Civil War, the Kaddatz Gallery is having an art reception tonight for an exhibit of local and regional art faculty, Springboard for the Arts is hosting a free panel discussion at the Kaddatz on Saturday for youth who are interested in majoring in the arts in college, and I know there is a lot more that I’m missing.

Here at the Center we are eagerly preparing for our 2014-15 Season Preview Night on Friday, Feb. 28.

This event is free and open to the public, and is the first opportunity for those in attendance to see what we are planning to bring to Fergus Falls for our 2014-15 Center Series: “Always Passionate, Never Boring.”

The 2014-15 Center Series will be seven nationally and internationally recognized acts from around the country spanning September 2014 through May 2015.

We want to make sure that everyone knows although we sell the series as a season subscription, we ALWAYS make sure there are tickets to each individual show available for the general public.

Center Series shows are open to everyone. We just encourage you to get your tickets in advance, because there aren’t as many available.

Next year promises to have something for everyone with a very eclectic and diverse mix of music genres, as well as a theater piece and a professional dance company.

We are excited for a season filled with passionate performers with amazing talent.

I can’t give any of it away just yet … you’ll have to join us on Preview Night to find out more.

Preview Night begins with socializing and light refreshments at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m. we will share video clips and information about the seven acts that will be part of the 2014-15 Center Series.

We do not anticipate the evening going past 8 p.m., and it is free and open to the public.

Springboard for the Arts is hosting a closing reception for their Kirkbride-inspired art exhibit at The Spot starting at 5 p.m. as well.

After the art reception and Preview Night, be sure to head back over to The Spot to see The Rockats perform. Friday, Feb. 28 is going to be another busy night in Fergus Falls, like so many other evenings.

We hope to see you out and about enjoying what Fergus has to offer.


Kristin Fondriest is the executive assistant at A Center for the Arts in Fergus Falls.

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