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Featured ND Artists


Arvin K. Davis, Jr.


Arvin Davis, Jr. is known for  his use of bright colors, strong brush strokes, detailed line work, and paint and ink splatters; it’s a controlled chaos. When it comes to inspiration, the sky's the limit; from past European masters, to the impressionism and expressionism movements of the early 1900s, surrealism, hyperrealism, imaginative realism; the list may never stop. But  collaborating with his kids has truly invigorated him more than any other external stimuli.

About | Shop | FB: littleredliar | IG:

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Max Patzner

Little Why Not? 

This is MAX. Max is an artist, writer, and musician born and raised in North Dakota. For over a decade he has traveled the country playing tunes with his folk/rock band Wild Hands. You may have seen Max's art shown at The Plains Art Museum, published in various magazines like On 2nd Thought or in the High Plains Reader. OR you may have seen him playing music on Prairie Public Television. Max recently decided to throw all his artistic and musical talents into creating his very first children's book - "Wild & The Animal Band." It's a book that features a fun and heartfelt story, but also comes with five original songs written for the book. This project has also launched his new educational / inspirational program: The Little Why Not? Publishing House. The program teaches kids how to make their own stories, make the art and then Max and his team turn their books into hardcover editions to live on the family bookshelf forever. You can visit the new Little Why Not? storefront / event space / workshop nested in Main Street Books in Downtown Minot. AND last but not least -  his latest latest adventure - being a first time Dad to his cool new kiddo: Leo.

About | Shop | FB: littlewhynotpublishinghouse | IG: little_why_not_house


Roxi Mathis

Roxi Mathis Art

Roxie grew up on a ranch in the Badlands of North Dakota. Her art is influenced a lot by the nature that she has spent her life in. She often has dreams that include seeing colors that don't exist in waking life and in her watercolor-esque style of painting, she tries to capture them.

About | Shop | FB: RoxiMathisArt | IG: mathis.roxi

Jazmine Shultz

Cold Front Crochet

Jazmine is co-owner of Prairie Sky Breads, community organizer, and bass/vocals in Vanity Plate. She creates quality, non-itch, hand crocheted/hand crafted accessories for the fashionable and practical human.


Shop | FB: coldfrontcrochet | IG: coldfrontcrochet

Amanda Francis

It's Lovely Here

Amanda's art is "Vintage meets Modern": necklaces, accessories, and more. She creates jewelry and art made from repurposed dishware.

Shop | FB: itslovelyhere | IG: itslovelyhere

Lindsey Bini

Lindsey Bini Photography

Lindsey Bini is the best friend you never knew you needed. She has been a "creative" her whole life. She love crafts of any kind, coloring, card making, you name it. (except drawing)

About | Book | FB: lindseybiniphotography | IG: lindseybiniphotography

Vanity Plate

Song: Jay Everyday

Power- pop out of Minot, Bismarck, and Mandan. Vanity Plate is composed of Jazmine and Zach Schultz, Connor Wentz, and Zach Mulholland. Together they write political, yet poppy tunes, and tour the country when they can. 

Listen | FB: vanityplatend | IG: vanityplatend

Dakotah Faye

Song: Lunar

Starting out in Minot, Dakotah Faye has gained a lot of attention in the Mid-West with his modern and classic style. Mixing new and old in a perfect blend of rap/punk. Working with artists like Kashy, J Plaza, and more. With his latest EP Wasteland he is set to have a big 2021 filled with new music.  

Listen | FB: dakotahfaye | IG: pokawho

Chloe Marie

Song: New Start

Chloe is an 18-year-old singer/songwriter from North Dakota who loves to give back and share her music with the world.

Listen | FB: chloemariemusicnd | IG: chloe.mariemusic


Song: Champagne

Yeah, we can't say our name right either.

Listen | FB: algorillathym

Songbirds of North America

Song: Meadowlark

Songbirds of North America is a collaboration between Jazmine Schultz and Travis Gerjets. Featuring a variety of other Minot-area musicians (Zach Schultz, Emily Taylor, Brandy Gerjets), Songbirds does Americana with a dash of bright-sadness.

Listen | FB: SBoNaNd

Kamryn Morrison

Song: Thrive

Kamryn Morrison is a singer-songwriter based in North Dakota. Her debut album, OVERACHIEVER, is set to debut in May 2021. It combines pop, jazz and indie styles.

Listen | FB: kamrynmorrisonmusic | IG: kamrynmorrisonmusic


Song: Rad Influence

Spite Nap is built out of Connor Wentz, Jesse White, Matt Steffes, and Zach Muholland out of Bismarck.

Listen | FB: spitenap | IG: spite_nap_nd

Wild Hands

Song: Oh, Pioneer

These North Dakota hearts create some honest Americana / Rock n' Roll / music with a homegrown rolled down.

Listen | FB: wildhands | IG: wildhands_nd

Bart Goop

Song: Sleeping Still Awake

Listen | FB: bart.goop.98 | IG: bartgoop

The Electric Blankets

Song: Siren Song

The Electric Blankets make dreamy, atmospheric rock, based out of Fargo.

Listen | FB: ElectricBlanketsLuvYou | IG: theelectricblanketsband

Nocturnal Blues Emission

Song: They Salt the Sun

Nocturnal Blues Emission is a piano/drum duo from Bismarck.


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This project is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.