The Fargo Project
Join us for these upcoming events!
Plains Art Museum Hosts Community Conversation
What: The Fargo Project Community
When: Wednesday, August 1, 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Where: Plains Art Museum, 704 4th Ave. S., Fargo
The Plains Art Museum is excited to host The Fargo Project exhibition, a community collaboration to re-imagine the 18-acre detention basin at Rabanus Park in Fargo as a multi functional recreational area. The exhibit showcases two years of planning with the City of Fargo, environmentalists, and artists, and highlights the project to date. Designs, responses, and ideas for The Fargo Project were gathered from various community groups and are being culled to create the final design. Some ground will be broken this fall, but more development will occur in Spring 2013. The Fargo Project is a community inclusive project that requires the feedback of the citizens of Fargo to ultimately be successful. – courtesy Plains Art Museum
Fargo Project Team at Rabanus Park
What: Fargo Park District Community Block Party
When: Tuesday, July 31, 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Where: Rabanus Park, 4315 18th Ave. S., Fargo
Join the Fargo Project for a community seed swap. This seed sharing event reinforces the collective nature of The Fargo Project, as we look forward to a vibrant green space woven together with areas gathered across our community. Be the change you want to SEED in the world.
Vessels for the Basin
Work with the Fargo Project team to create quick, elegant and beautiful hand-made vessels which will become part of The Fargo Project Landscape. This will be a fun, quick and free way to leave your mark on the project!
See the Design
Take a peak at what the Fargo Project Team has been working on since the April 29th WeDesign Event. Preliminary design boards will be on display showing how all of the ideas gathered from community members are being transformed into one design idea.
See the Fargo Project in action!
Visit our new interactive website at
The City of Fargo is currently working on a pilot project to transform a neighborhood drainage basin into a community commons that will reflect the internal life and cultural vibrancy of the Fargo community. Meanwhile, the basin will maintain its function as a storm water collection site. The “Fargo Project” is made possible thanks to a partnership with ecological artist Jackie Brookner and by a $100,000 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town Grant. This grant will be matched by the City of Fargo.
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Learn more about lead artist Jackie Brookner
Ecological Artist Jackie Brookner Homepage
The Fargo Project in the News
InForum "Rabanus Park Redesign Planned"
InForum "Making Ponds Artistic"
High Plains Reader "The Fargo Project"
MPR News "Fargo wins grant for new approach to public art"