After a bit of a hiatus, the latest Community Pride videos will be up on the website, Facebook, and YouTube next week.
As a preview, I want to tell you a little bit about one of the many gems in our community: the Red Door Art Gallery. You’ll still want to see the videos, as they have the visuals that are too good to describe in print.
Now for a short background on the Red Door Art Gallery: it officially opened in 2011 after a group of passionate individuals came together and decided to bring a centerpiece for art and culture to downtown Wahpeton. Out of that love of the arts, the gallery was born. It’s filled with art from primarily local artists, and items on display include paintings, photography, sculptures, handmade jewelry, pottery, and more.
The gallery is owned by the Three Rivers Arts Council, is managed by Noah Dobmeier (whom you’ll see in the video), and governed by a board of directors.
In addition to being the center of the arts in Wahpeton, the Red Door Art Gallery also serves as the city’s visitor center. Currently, it’s the headquarters of the Sesquicentennial celebration, where you can find historic pictures and more regarding next year’s anniversary of Wahpeton’s founding.
The gallery hosts artist receptions and shows, author talks, and more, often free to the public. And there are classes scheduled regularly so you can learn more about the things in which you’re enthusiastic.
If you’re interested, you may rent the classroom at the gallery, starting as low as $30 for four hours or less. The room is a good fit for a class, meeting, baby or bridal shower, birthday party, and more, and includes a kitchenette.
The Red Door Art Gallery is located at 418 Dakota Avenue, and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed Sundays and Mondays).
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer to help at the gallery, or you want to help support it financially, or you just want to learn a bit more about it, visit www.reddoorgallerywahpeton.com, or call 701-591-1010.
Chris DeVries is the Community Development Director for the city of Wahpeton. He can be reached at 701-591-2109 or firstname.lastname@example.org