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Sat, Feb 04


@ The Pines Black

KAAP Gala 2023

Scroll down for ticket and sponsorship opportunities! THANK YOU to our sponsors: CHEF: CHS - Dakota Plains Ag, Dr. John V. Vinych, VISIONBank, Jim & Lori Pearson Family (scroll down for full list of all levels)

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KAAP Gala 2023
KAAP Gala 2023

Time & Location

Feb 04, 2023, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

@ The Pines Black, 4487 165th Ave SE, Davenport, ND 58021

About the event

Join us at the KAAP [Love Art] Gala Saturday, February 4th @ The Pines BLACK starting at 6:30 p.m.!  

A three part evening for just $75 a ticket - delicious food, lovely entertainment, and the opportunity to meet local artisans with proceeds funding scholarships for arts students and supporting rural arts in the Kindred area.  Sponsorships at various levels are available - all include complimentary tickets.


6:30 p.m. cocktail hour

7 p.m. welcome

9 p.m. live auction

Gala highlight video here!


  • We welcome Artist in Residence "The Film Dudes" from Minot, ND.  The Film Dudes will spend six days in the Kindred Elementary School with grades K-6 to craft a short YouTube like trailer helping develop students media awareness, digital citizenship and film making skills to help integrate technology through the arts into our classrooms.  This opportunity is made possible in part by an Arts in Education Collaboration Grant through the North Dakota Council on the Arts, a grant from the Kindred Area Community Foundation, and a donation from the Kindred Viking Booster Club Viking Pride fundraiser.
  • We continue with our "Food as Art" theme as we celebrate our agricultural roots in this community in regards to food we eat.  We are honored to have a  variety of area chefs join us to feature their culinary specialty, many using use locally sourced ingredients to honor our community's agricultural roots at the arts table.  


  • Enjoy visiting with local chefs and tasting their delicious creations.  We welcome back chef Nancy Olson, Stephanie Kalinowski (Morning Glory), Marcel (Casa Delicia Eatery), Nichole (Nichole's Fine Pastry), Rocky (Uptown Eatery), NDSU Meat Scientist Eric Berg, Roxy + Deb (TraXside Cafe), Mae (The Weekend Baker), Phil Edwards, Ryan Patenaude (Bumbles Boast), Jacky (Ninja Ramen Poke Bowl), Scott (Oxbow Country Club) + more!
  • Enjoy wine tasting with Bear Creek Winery of Fargo


  • Featuring the musical stylings of Deb Harris and Sonja & Ryan Bosca-Harasim (Trio Simpatico)


  • Visit with and support local artists Jessica (Sweet Stems), Roxie (Roxie's Place Photography), Jeffrey Miller (Cottonwood Bend Farm),  Anthony (Top Shelf Tattoo), Amanda Hagen (Heartstrings Art Studio), Emma Haux (The Farmhouse Quilter), Kate Baldock (Kate M. Baldock), Adam Priebnow, Eric A. Johnson/ Big Oak Press, Ken Omundson, Curt Leslie, Derek Arnaud, Robin Wichman, Mitch Hoffart, Liz Walberg (C. Lizzy's), Adam Holzgrove, Carrie (Gathered Boutique Rentals), Melissa (BellaMae Salon Suites), Sally Erickson + more!

liveAUCTION - 9 p.m. with auctioneer Andy Westby

silentAUCTION - bidding closes at 9 p.m.

  • Dinner at John's
  • Quilt by Gail Tobkin
  • A Short Hike, A Little Moral Mushroom Gathering, and a Fine Locally Sourced Dinner by Liz Walberg & Bob Stein
  • Signed guitar by Lady Antebellum
  • Kate Baldock commissioned art piece
  • Bear Creek Wine Tasting + more


  • Gala is a fancy name but dress is business casual
  • The event is made for mingling with chefs, artists, musicians and each other
  • UBER is available at The Pines
  • Must be 18+ to attend



  •  $75/each
  •  [EARLYBIRD] $65 price available through January 16, 2023!


  • NOW available - sponsorship levels below.
  • Email us at with questions or to customize your donation amount!  Or contact one of the Gala chairpersons Beth Odegaard, Erin Westby or Jen Swenson.  Print cut off date is January 31.


(as of 1-25-23)

CHEF |  sponsor  $2500+

CHS - Dakota Plains Ag

Dr. John V. Vinych


Jim & Lori Pearson Family

ARTIST | sponsor $1000+

The Podolak Family

LOVE ART | sponsor $500+

Chris & Kelly McDonald Family

Mark & Kia Richard

Peterson Farms Seed

MJ Nipstad Management Solutions

Brandon & Erin Kub Family

Clothes Mentor

Tyler & Beth Odegaard Family

Todd Toppen Seed, Latham Hi-tech Seeds

FRIEND OF KAAP | sponsor $250+

Jim & Heidi Hoy

Dr. Andrea Travnicek

Michelle Borud - Beyond Realty FM

4S Payroll & Accounting Services

Maximum Roofing

Senior Helpers - Fargo

DJ Plumbing

Todd R. Wold CPA

Mike & Anne Keller

Josh & Laura Heinrich

Karl Swenson Photography


Derek Swenson Farms Inc.

Swenson Stock Farm

Jeremy & Sarah Baumgarten

Strand & Marcy Insurance

Interact Therapy

Tactile Action Gaming

Nighthawk Laser & Promotional Company

Florence Hawk Salon

Craig Olson

Dakota Tallow Skin Care & More

Alsager Meats

IN KIND | sponsor $priceless$

Goldmark Ag Land Sales & Auction - Andy Westby

Heidi Hoy Photography

Connecting Point 


  • KAAP Gala '23

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    I'm not able to attend the gala but would like to donate to support the arts in Kindred

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