Off the Main Path
This collection of art is a little off the main path, but if you're up for a walk, or have a car, these pieces like hidden gems.
We also have started an archive to recognize the retired works of public art that have been painted over or taken down throughout the years.
Looking for a place to stop for a snack or a drink on the way? Check out the Sweets and Sips stops!
More info and pictures coming soon!
2) Loving Flower Wall | 2021| Shun Oner
“They gave me free range, so I had the ability to paint whatever I wanted,” the artist [Shun Oner] explained. “This mural in particular is very important to me, as I’m painting it for my daughter. I really just want to take her picture in front of it once a year and for her to know it was for her.” (HPR)
Created as part of the Fargo-Moorhead Real Men Wear Pink Campaign, Starling hopes that the mural brings happiness and awareness to breast cancer, but most importantly hope. For a small donation to help with breast cancer awareness, donors could have the name of a loved one with breast cancer painted on the cape as a symbol of hope.
More info coming soon!
5) Underwater Mural | 2018
Artists Olivia B. and Not_hideuhs led a group of middle school students in a week long art class in Make Room. The piece was created at the conclusion of the class and the adults largely stepped back and let the students take on the work themselves.
Not_Hideuhs said that he hopes the piece does more than brighten up the old service shop. "I'm hoping that these kids can take what they learned from here and try something new with it," he said. "I just want to inspire people with it because people always say they're not creative, and I don't think that's true." (Inforum)
More info coming soon!
21+ Bar Art
These are cool art pieces that we didn't want to leave out, but you need to be 21+ to experience them because these are located at bars/breweries!
This section will be completed soon!
We are sad to announce that these works are no longer in existence, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate them!
1) Try Art Mural | 2019
"Try Art was created by a street art camp hosted by Plains Art Museum. Artists Olivia B. and Not_hideuhs led a team of 14 youth to create two murals..." -> full quote on artist page
Image taken from google maps
Picture Credit to Artist Olivia Bain
4) Kung Fu Panda Mural | Hip Hop Don't Stop, 2009
Painted during a big dance party, this piece honors the Grateful Dead. The building had been scheduled for demolition several times, but we were graced with for longer than we could have hoped!
Painted Bison Statues
Map available if you want to find them all! PDF Map Available
Learn more at fargomoorhead.org
Prairie Public video "Herd About the Prairie: A Visual Art Stampede" about the painted bison available on YouTube.
Vinyl Wrapped Benches
Created through the collaboration of Office Sign Company, Fargo Arts and Culture Commission, The Arts Partnership, and Downtown Fargo, these unique benches can be found throughout Downtown Fargo.
Check out the video of the Hippo Bench below!
Painted Utility Boxes
Created by various artists, these Painted Utility Boxes are located throughout Downtown Fargo. Have fun looking for all the different ones!
For more information check out the Utility Box Project and The Story of Casey and the Utility Boxes
Pictures by Emily Hopfauf and DeAnna Hurley unless noted otherwise.