Rockin’ the Runway

Saturday, September 14, 7 – 11:30 pm 
AvFlight GFK
2403 Air Cargo Drive
Grand Forks, ND 58203

The North Dakota Museum of Art will once again host Rockin’ the Runway, a bi-annual fundraiser consisting of an auction, a raffle, and an epic party. 



On September 14th, join us at 7 pm for drinks and hors d’oeuvres at AvFlight GFK. Guests can tour private planes and jets at AvFlight GFK throughout the evening. At 8 pm, you are invited to dance the night away with Fargo-based Post Traumatic Funk Syndrome. Drawing for the prizes will take place at 9:30 pm, with the band winding down at 11 pm.

A bus from the Museum to AvFlight GFK will be available to ticket holders. 

Bus schedule:

Depart NDMOA – 6:30 pm, 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm

Depart AvFlight GFK – 7 pm, 8 pm, 10 pm, 11:15 pm


For those who drive, free parking will be available at the AvFlight GFK facility (one building north of the airport). For those riding the bus, there will be free parking at the Museum. 




The Rockin’ the Runway committee will be selling 300 tickets at $200 each. The purchase of a raffle ticket includes two free entrances to the Rockin’ the Runway party on September 14. 

Grand Prize: Private plane getaway for up to eight people from Grand Forks to Minneapolis and back. Flight leaves Saturday, October 12, 2019. The grand prize winner will be picked up plane-side and shuttled to the Summit Brewing Company, where founder Mark Stutrud will give an extended behind-the-scenes, fully catered tour. Winners are responsible for ground transportation after tour and tasting, and hotel on October 12. 

Sunday, October 13, winners will receive the following Minnesota Vikings package. 

Four (4) lower level tickets to the Vikings vs. Eagles game
Four (4) VIP on-field pregame passes
Four (4) tickets to the Vikings Museum (on our new HQ campus in Eagan)
One (1) Dalvin Cook signed football
One (1) Danielle Hunter signed mini-helmet

Flight will return to Grand Forks after the game. 

Private plane for up to eight - Courtesy of GFK Flight Support

Brewery Tour – Courtesy of Summit Brewing Company

Vikings package – Courtesy of Minnesota Vikings

2nd Place - Float Plane Afternoon. Approximately 4 hours of flying time. You and your friends get picked up at your dock or favorite lake and spend the day in the sky. Courtesy of Rick Mercil.

3rd Place – Flight for two from Grand Forks to Fargo with dinner at the Hotel Donaldson. Courtesy of GFK Flight Support and the Hotel Donaldson. Winner responsible for ground transportation. 

4th Place - One Hour Discovery Flight for four. Leaving from Grand Forks. Courtesy of GFK Wings.

5th  Place – Two 30 minute flight simulators. Courtesy of UND Aerospace.

Raffle tickets are available by calling 701-777-4195. 

Tickets: Rockin’ the Runway party only - $100

Raffle Tickets: $200 (includes two entrance tickets to Rockin’ the Runway)

Need not be present to win.





Sealed bids will be accepted until September 14, 9:30 pm, for a hand-made guitar by Kevin

Muiderman. The guitar is Bearclaw Sitka spruce double top with ziracote back and sides. This

design is played by professional guitar players around the world, including international finger-

style guitar champion Michael Chapdelaine. The guitar retails for $8,400. Minimum bids of

$4,000. The auction winner will be announced at 9:30 pm at the Rockin’ the Runway Party.


Autumn Art Auction


22nd Annual Autumn Art Auction


Saturday, November 16, 2019


Social starts at 6:30 pm
Live auction starts at 8 pm
Member tickets: $40 
Non-Member tickets: $50

Tickets will be on sale soon!


Welcome to the twenty-second annual Autumn Art Auction. The Museum originally started the auction in order to build a regional support system for the artists who live in our region. Galleries were few and far between; there wasn’t an established regional market. Thankfully, this has changed in North Dakota, especially in Grand Forks and its surrounding communities. Auctions and sales have become commonplace. Original art is the norm in locally owned restaurants. Young people are filling their homes with art from our own artists.


This Auction set the regional precedent for paying artists before paying ourselves. We never ask artists to donate art—although some do. For the first 17 years of this auction, we allowed artists to set a minimum price, which they were guaranteed to receive. Work that didn’t reach the artist’s minimum was brought in by the Museum and returned. Any amount over the reserve was split 50/50 between the artist and the Museum. Finally, we feel confident that the prices for art have stabilized. The artists and the Museum will split the sales 50/50 in the 2017 Art Auction. Others in the region have adopted our policy of paying artists. Instead of always being asked to donate, artists can expect actual income from auctions sponsored by art entities. And, bless you buyers for not forgetting that this is also a benefit for the Museum. We value your generosity.


Remember, when you buy through the Auction, the price includes framing. Frames are often custom made by the artists or framed by the Museum staff with archival materials. This adds significant value to most artworks, often as much as $400 in the Grand Forks market but considerably more elsewhere. Please note that sales tax is charged on all art that stays in North Dakota.

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