Hygge Around Town In Watford City Jan. 27

The Long X Arts Foundation, Pioneer Gifts and Books, and area downtown businesses invite you to the Hygge Around Town event to celebrate the coziness of the season on Saturday, Jan. 27, Main Street Watford City.

Hygge (hoo-gah) is a way of life inspired by the Danish and the Scandinavian Heritage that celebrates coziness, shared meals, and interactions with friends and loved ones, emphasizing warmth, kinship, and an appreciation for the little things in life. It is in that spirit that downtown businesses in Watford City invite you to shop sales on cozy items, enjoy treats, and participate in special Hygge activities.

The Long X Arts Foundation is hosting an open house with the Long X Visitor Center and Pioneer Gifts and Books from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. to celebrate the opening of the Charles Beck Art Show: From the Timothy Murphy Collection.  Charles Beck (1923-2017) is one of the most recognized artists in Minnesota. His large-scale prints are inspired by Midwestern landscapes and created by carving a large wooden block to leave only some areas and lines at the original level that are then inked and show in the print. This skilled and laborious work is referred to as a relief printing process. The Long X Art Gallery is showing 22 of Beck's pieces from the collection of Timothy Murphy, an admirer and friend of Beck who derived enjoyment and inspiration from his friend's artwork. His poetry is featured alongside the gallery and his poetry books will be available free to the public throughout the show, which will run until March 2 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday-Saturday at the Long X Arts Gallery.

To celebrate the wood block printing process, the Long X Arts Foundation is hosting a free printmaking class from 11 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Long X Art Gallery. Guests can enjoy treats from Pioneer Gifts and Books, shop locally made items, and stop into the lower level to create your own stamp and print for free. This activity is open to all ages!

In addition, be sure to make time to stop into the following businesses for unique Hygge experiences on Main Street. Larsen Service Drug will be open from 9 a.m.–12 p.m. and will be serving soup and featuring cozy items for sale. Elle's Boutique will be hosting Jenny's Creative Candles and a Self-Care Basket Bar from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. Grab a coffee down the street at Door 204 and play one of their in-house board games, or bring your own!

Meyer's Department Store will be offering 50% off all slippers, 25% off all sweaters and additional discounts on cozy items from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Beaver Creek Kids will have their pajamas and blankets on sale from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Rhianna's Boutique will be offering treats and store-wide discounts!

Pull on your most comfortable clothes and join us for Hygge in Watford City!

For more information visit longxarts.com or call 701-770-8659.


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