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The City of West Fargo’s Public Art Advisory Committee has opened public voting to select art for its traffic light control box art project. Four boxes located along Sheyenne Street sidewalks will be wrapped with vinyl art pieces created by local artists as part of the Arts Partnership’s Blank Spaces Project.
The committee and silver level project sponsor Choice Bank has narrowed down pieces from the full collection and the final four selections will be made by voters. Voting is open through March 31 at https://www.westfargond.gov/1077/Public-Art-Advisory-Committee. The art will be placed later this spring. Bronze project sponsors include Cargill, North Dakota Council for the Arts, Ohnstad Twichell, Thunder Coffee, and The Yards Business Association.
The Public Art Advisory Committee is made up of West Fargo residents who review and recommend public art installations on City-owned public property and assist City staff in identifying opportunities to better promote public art.
The committee was recently expanded from five members to six and appointed two new members, Adam Montgomery and Jay Thomas, to serve three year terms. They join members Jessica Mason-Fluto, Lauren Kinsok, Lisa Dullum and JoDee Devaney.
Montgomery is a West Fargo native and holds a Bachelor of Science in political science from North Dakota State University and a Juris Doctor from the University North Dakota. He currently works for the North Dakota Securities Department and serves as the vice president of the Fargo Moorhead Community Theatre. Thomas is the host of The Jay Thomas Show on WDAY Radio and Rides with Jay Thomas on Valley News Live. He is a member of the Toppers Custom Car Club, active with West Fargo Cruise Night, annual West Fest parade master of ceremonies and a Red River Valley Fair board member.