KAAP exists to serve you - our local artists - connecting you with our community and with each other! Please fill out the form below if you'd like to be involved in our projects, be featured in our events and/or be listed in the new "artist directory" on our website. Thank you for what you do to make our community beautiful, interesting, and delicious.
meet our FEATURED ARTISTS
Sweet Stems Floral Designs
Jessica Haugen is a local social worker, florist, and North Dakota native. She and her husband live in Davenport with their 3 children, 2 dogs, and the occasional cat.
In college, Jessica was able to turn her love of flowers into a part-time job where she learned she had a talent for floral arrangements. Though she graduated with a degree in social work from the University of North Dakota, her desire to design beautiful bouquets and gorgeous garlands was always on her mind. Now employed as a social worker in Fargo, an occupation she finds fulfilling, she still finds time to run a small floral business out of her home.
Sweet Stems caters to local businesses and individuals, providing everything from wedding florals to valentines bouquets, and everything in between.
Contact Jessica at 218.791.4321to order flowers today!
Amanda Hagen is a local Artist and North Dakota native. She and her husband and son reside in rural Leonard, ND. Amanda’s work encompasses Acrylic, Pastel, Watercolor, and Mixed Media painting. Born and raised in rural small-town North Dakota, Amanda’s art is primarily rural-inspired, with an overarching focus on North Dakota inspired landscapes and themes. Amanda is an Architect by trade, practicing full time as a Partner with Shultz + Associates Architects in Fargo. She dedicates time to her Art Practice on evenings and weekends, with hopes to raise awareness of the value of creative outlets.
Practicing art as a hobbyist for years, Amanda felt something tug at her heart while sheltering in place early during the Pandemic. This led to a renewed focus on painting and creative work. With no formal Art education, Amanda furthered her knowledge of the various techniques through online workshops from Artists she admires including professional pastelists, Marla Baggetta and Bethany Fields. Amanda additionally reached out to local Artist, Barbara Benda Nagle (Moorhead, MN) for insight into the Art profession. As a generous mentor and encouraging friend, Barbara has been instrumental to Amanda’s development as an Artist. You can visit her online shop here:
In 2020, Amanda founded Heartstrings Art Studio to begin sharing her work with others. Heartstrings Art Studio’s Grand Opening Event is scheduled for May 15, 2021 at the Community Center in Kindred, North Dakota. You can find out more on the website and follow her social media pages for updates:
“I believe each person is blessed with valuable, unique gifts. My hope is to inspire others to pursue their passions, share their gifts, and in so doing elevate the communities in which we live.” - Amanda
On any given day the smells of a home cooked meal and sweet desserts float down Elm Street in Kindred, ND!
Our featured artist Stephanie Kalinowski and her mother Wanda Hopewell opened the doors of Morning Glory Cafe on October 1, 2012 and became a breakfast and lunch destination in the community as well as a place to satisfy your sweet tooth. Stephanie worked years ago at cafe in Fargo where she enjoyed making chocolates, inspiring the two to open their own place in Kindred.
Stephanie is married to Matt and they enjoy living outside of Christine along the Red River. They enjoy traveling, fishing and taking walks in the woods on their property.
Morning Glory is open Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Wednesdays until 8 p.m. Come enjoy breakfast or check out their daily lunch special. They offer catering, brew expresso drinks, take special orders for pies, baked goods and chocolate (especially around the holidays!) and sell handcrafted chocolate by the pound every day. Stephanie will design your chocolate to order anytime and offers various chocolate molds to choose from or will order a mold special to your event. Check them out on Facebook or at morningglory.shop
***UPDATE: Follow @MorningGloryKindred · Bakery to get updates on what Stephanie offers through her home bakery! Morning Glory in Kindred was sold to Rocky and Sarah Paul and is called Uptown Eatery, opening April 2021.