Jamestown  (CSi)  ArtSpark, a community-wide celebration at Hansen Arts Park in downtown Jamestown was held this weekend.   97 photos by Matt Sheppard at Facebook.  The ribbon cutting video coming to CSi TV 10 – The Replay Channel.  Enjoy video short from CSi GoCam below.   Scroll down for small sample of still pixs.

CSi GoCam Video

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Sample of photos

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More photos by Matt Sheppard at Facebook.

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ArtSpark at Night – 5 minutes raw video

Previously reported:  On Tuesday’s Wayne Byers Show on CSi Cable 2 the new Arts Center Director, Larry Kopp said artist, William Fritts has finished his sculpture of the Arts Park’s Stage and Pavillion.

Next the sound and electrical systems will be installed.

Kopp pointed out,the activities start at 5-p.m., on Friday, August 25th with the Arts Park Ribbon Cutting, and continuing through the evening, and then through the day on Saturday the 26th.

On Friday the 25th, at 4:45 p.m., the celebration starts with the Jamestown High School Pep Band performing.

Larry Kopp’s Welcome followed by speakers and the Ribbon Cutting starts at 5-p.m.

Invited speakers will include:

Jamestown Mayor Katie Andersen’s presentation, from the ashes of the Orlady Building, that burned on the site to the present Arts Park, and to acknowledge emergency personnel, who battled the fire.

Former Arts Center Director, Taylor Barnes will talk about the broad vision and ideas and dreams for the space.

Donor Jo-Ida Hansen, will explain why she gave to the project.

The Ribbon Cutting will then be held, led by Jamestown Fine Arts Association Board, Chairman, Bob Toso.

Then Larry Kopp will invite the community to events and activities at the Hansen Arts Park through the weekend.

Wrapping up the program will be the Jamestown High School Band.

Other invitees are schedule to include:

  • Chamber Ambassadors
  • Jamestown Fine Arts Board (new & former)
  • Jamestown City & Rural Fire Fighters, Police, Ambulance
  • King Studio
  • Donors including  Jo-Ida Hansen
  • Park Committee & Former Arts Center Director, Cyndi Wish
  • Artist Owen Fritts
  • North Dakota State Legislator, Bernie Satrom
  • Steve from Northern Lights
  • Sharon from Arts Midwest
  • A representative from ArtsPlace
  • A representative from The Bush Foundation
  • Taylor Barnes
  • Cyndi Wish
  • Jamestown City Council Members
  • The Jamestown Downtown Association board
  • Jamestown Tourism board

Events:

Friday, August 25, 2017,  4:45 – 12:00 midnight
DOWNTOWN JAMESTOWN

4:45 pm Jamestown High School Prep Band opens the event Pavilion
5:00 pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Chamber of Commerce Pavilion
5:30 pm Performance by Top of the Stairs Dance Studio Pavilion
6:00 pm The Dumpling House experience (runs until 9:00 pm) Lawn
6:00 pm Performance by Rock & Blues musician Steven Kuykendall Pavilion
7:15 pm Performance by Top of the Stairs Dance Studio Pavilion
8:30 pm Fire Dancers Performance Lawn
8:30 pm Preston Drum’s “Trac Jam” Installation (runs until 12:00 am) 2nd Street
8:30 pm Sew Beyond the Seams experience (runs until 12:00 am) Lawn
9:15 pm Michael Murnane’s Under Ice Projection w/ Storytelling by Kevin Kling Pavilion / Wall
10:00 pm Michael Murnane’s Under Ice Projection w/ Storytelling by Kevin Kling Pavilion / Wall
10:45 pm Michael Murnane’s Under Ice Projection w/ Storytelling by Kevin Kling Pavilion / Wall

 

Saturday August 26, 2017:  9-a.m., to 12 midnight

DOWNTOWN JAMESTOWN

9:00 am Color Fun Run along the Jamestown Talking Trail downtown
9:00 am 53rd Annual Art Show exhibit (open until 6:00 pm) Gallery
9:00 am Community Sculpture – Open to All (runs until 6:00 pm) Lawn
9:00 am Sidewalk Chalk Drawing – Open to All (runs until 12:00 am) Any Sidewalk
10:00 am Children’s theater: “The Big Bad Musical” Pavilion
10:30 am Living Statue Competition (awards at 11:30 am) Lawn / Pavilion
11:00 am The Dumpling House experience (runs until 9:00 pm) Lawn
12:00 pm Artistan’s Market opens featuring unique North Dakota artists Lawn
12:00 pm Topiary Demonstrations with John Zvirovski & Garden District Lawn
12:00 pm Performance by the Ryan K Band Pavilion
1:30 pm JFAA 53rd Annual Art Show Awards and Reception Gallery
3:30 pm Performance by Belles on Broadway Pavilion
4:30 pm Hot Dish: Storytelling Hour (Cash prizes for the best!) Pavilion
7:00 pm Performance by Celtic musican and storyteller Debi Rogers Pavilion
8:30 pm Preston Drum’s “Trac Jam” Installation (runs until 12:00 am) 2nd Street
8:30 pm Sew Beyond the Seams experience (runs until 12:00 am) Lawn
9:15 pm Michael Murnane’s Under Ice Projection w/ Storytelling by Kevin Kling Pavilion / Wall
10:15 pm Michael Murnane’s Under Ice Projection w/ Storytelling by Kevin Kling Pavilion / Wall

Also, on Saturday August 26th the JFAA Annual Show Reception will be held at the Jamestown Arts Center from 1-p.m., to 3-p.m., with prizes for the show awarded at 1:30-p.m.

Kopp added that the JFAA Annual Show runs from August 19 – October 7, 2017, at the Arts Center.