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2nd Annual Badlands Arts Showcase April 27


April 26, 2017 | View PDF

Watford City’s Long X Arts Foundation is pleased to present the 2nd Annual Badlands Arts Showcase and Fundraising Event on Thursday, April 27h . Guests will enjoy an evening of dance and music performances, art, coffee, dessert and hors d’oeuvres for purchase at the beautiful new theater space in the new Watford City High School.

“Part of the mission of the Long X Council on the Arts is to celebrate Western North Dakota artists and provide the community access to the arts,” said foundation board member Jan Dodge. “The goal of this event is to fulfill that mission and to raise funds so we can continue to do so for years to come.”

The evening will begin at 5:30 when the doors open to the art show and silent auction featuring photography, painting, pottery, jewelry and more from local and regional artists. Each artist has donated a piece to the silent auction to benefit the Long X Arts Foundation and many artists will have their work for sale as well.

Desserts, coffee and punch will be available while guests browse and additional hors d’oeuvres and sweets will be available for purchase as well. The Watford City High School Jazz Band will entertain during the art show.

At 7:00 doors will open to the performance showcase, featuring world famous Native American Hoop Dancer and Flutist, Kevin Locke. Additional featured entertainment includes ballet performances by Miss North Dakota, Macy Christianson, Americana music by Bismarck based band Jeremiah James and the Prairie drifter, a classical piano performance by Watford City’s own Marlie Heiser, traditional cowboy music by Rhame musician Brent Voight, performances by Watford City’s Meadowlark Dancers and additional student performances.

Kevin Locke will also be performing in area schools that week, fulfilling the Long X Arts Foundations mission of outreach and art access to area youth.

“The success of last year’s inaugural event allowed us the funding and support we needed to set up our organization as an official non-profit,” said board president Jessie Veeder. “We’ve received such positive feedback from the community on what they would like to see for arts opportunities and programming in the future and this event will help us provide art classes, concerts and youth programming in the area. The opportunities are endless.”

Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Tickets are available for sale at the Long X Visitors Center and Door 204 as well as online at

The Long X Arts Foundation is seeking sponsorships and donations. Find out how you can help support area arts and learn more about the lineup of artists and performers at


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