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Holiday Art Auction Items

We have had a few bids on some very interesting and good art donated by area artisans. This fundraiser is how the art association is able to bring artists to Ellendale.

It helps with the North Dakota Gallery exhibitions, Kid's Art and Art for Life at the Prince of Peace Care Center. Your donations are returned to the Ellendale community. So this is the chance to own some original art and support a good cause as the same time.

I hope you will help us and take advantage of this silent auction by bidding on items simply by replying to this email:

Bidding ends at noon on December 22.

I will point out a few pieces.

We have great note cards donated by Ellen Jean Diederich one of the top water colorists in the upper Midwest.

Artists invited to submit entries for annual holiday art auction

Meet the authors at book fair Oct. 22

A dozen authors will attend the Ellendale Book Fair, Sunday, October 22 at the Historic Ellendale Opera House. The event will be from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Come visit a favorite author, and hear each speak about their books and writing.

Their books will be available for sale, and you'll be able to chat with them and have them sign their books. If you've already purchased one of their books, bring them along and get them signed.

If the event is successful, we hope to make it a yearly event.

The book fair is sponsored by the Historic Ellendale Opera House and the North Dakota Humanities Council, and is free and open to the public.

Bring a friend. It will be a fun afternoon.

All things German from food to music to literary antiques

Full Applefest schedule Sat., Sept. 9

Popular Ribfest back at Applefest Sept. 9

Poster exhibition coming in September

What is Notstock?

"Notstock" is an exhibition of poster art that will be on display at the historic Ellendale Opera House during the month of September.

Silkscreen posters created by some of the best artists in the Midwest are in the exhibit.

Print-making with phenomenal colors and creative skill. Notstock is a signature event held at Minot State College every year since 2007. Notstock is a word derived from Woodstock, Flatstock and "Why not Minot". It has encouraged engagement and exposure to the arts.

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newest printing techniques,
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All-School Reunion Calendar of Events

Attend these special events during All-School Reunion

Walk of Fame coming June 22