Christmas Ornament Benefits Cultural Fund

If you are looking to do some early Christmas shopping, you might consider getting an ornament from a North Dakota artist.

Jon Offut of Fargo is working with the North Dakota Council on the Arts to grow the North Dakota Cultural Endowment Fund. A special edition, hand-made ornament is for sale, and the Council says proceeds go to the Endowment Fund. It says the money provides artistic opportunities for people across the state. The Fund was created by the state legislature in 1979.

“One of the suggestions was to sell a handmade ornament created by a North Dakota artist,” says Amy Schmidt of the ND Council on the Arts. “So we decided to do that and for this we commissioned John Offut who is the owner and operator of the House of Mulciber Glass Studio in Fargo.”

For more information on the Special Edition Ornament, log onto www.nd.gov/arts. Or you can e-mail comserv@nd.gov, or call 701-328-7590.

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