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Be Part of the Duck Fest Art Show!

Friday, October 13

1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

@ Bowdon School North Hall

Saturday, October 14

10:00 am - 4:00 pm

@ Bowdon School North Hall

People's Choice          Working Artist          Kid's Art Projects          Featured Artist

Our annual Art Show is always a crowd favorite, and this year we have even more to showcase for you.  We will be awarding $1,000 in prizes to local and regional artists who submit their works to our "People's Choice" show.  And we are so excited to use our new, professional art rails courtesy of Ben Sprunt at Sprunt Construction to display your works.

This show is open to all genres and all ages.  You can participate in 2D design (Drawing, Printmaking, Watercolor, etc.), 2D Painting, 3D Design, Photography and Youth (ages 10-15).  Each category will feature a $100 Prize for 1st Place, and $50 Prizes for the top two Honorable Mentions. Click here to download the entry form and official rules.

View & Vote:

Friday, October 13:  1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, October 14:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday Awards Presentation:  3:45 pm

This year our working artist is Molly McLain.  Molly  is an advocate, artist, and educator raised in Valley City, ND. She lives in Bismarck and works for Farmers Union where she advocates for family farms. She is active in the arts world and frequently teaches classes and creates art projects and murals across the state with organizations, individuals, and schools. Molly has a love for people, mosaics, and good jokes. She and a co-artist recently opened Blue Sky Bismarck to serve as a working studio, classroom and gallery space. Molly loves being around people in situations to creatively collaborate and share ideas. She strives for opportunities to empower others to find their voice and creative calling.

At DuckFest Molly will be demonstrating the mosaic process... you can bet she'll be working on a piece inspired by a duck. Stop by and try your hand at breaking a tile or two and join in the process!

Saturday, October 14:  10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Kids love art and Duck Fest gives them a chance to create something of their own.  On Saturday, October 14 in the school gym, artist Sabrina Hornung will be teaching the art of Scherenschnitte.

Sabrina's family has a strong German connection, and Sabrina has traveled to Germany a few times. Sabrina learned the art of Scherenschnitte or German Paper Cutting after receiving a grant from the NDCA for the Folk Art & Traditional Art Apprenticeship Program. She studied under Meridee Erickson Stowman in Tower City.  She will be sharing her knowledge of this awesome craft with the kids!

Ages 2-7:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ages 8-13:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

For fans of the "See Them Again" portion of our show, this year we are making the event even better by showcasing not just the works of a local artist, but the local artist themselves!

Our artist this year will be Doris Fortney.  Not only will we have quite the collection of her works on display;  you are also invited to come and enjoy coffee & conversation with Doris and learn more about her work.

Saturday, October 14:  1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

  • Need More Info

    Want to learn more about our show?  Just let us know by completing the form on this page and our art show coordinator will reach out to you soon.

  • Volunteer  Your  Time

    Organization, setup and take down of the art show requires a lot of hands.  Plus, we often are looking for folks to help man the voting area and run the register, as some artists have their artwork available for sale.  If you are interested in helping out, we'd love to have you!  Fill out the form on this page and let our art show coordinator know how best to reach you.  You can also specify what type of volunteering you are interested in.


    Not sure about the art show, but still want to help?  We love volunteers and we'll find something for you to do at Duck Fest.  Just click here to learn about more opportunities to get involved.

  • Share  An  Idea

    If you have ideas on artists, projects or anything that might make our art show even more spectacular, we want to hear from you!  Use the form on this page to share your idea with us, and our art show coordinator will reach out to you to learn more.

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