Grand Cities Art Fest seeks volunteers

How can you have a great time, make a big difference and get a cool T-shirt? By volunteering at the Grand Cities Art Fest, to be held June 14-15, in downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks.

Grand Cities Art Fest 2008 features more than 130 fine art and high-quality craft vendors, regional food vendors, Kid’s Corner, live entertainment, NoVAC’s Arts in Action Square and more!

“FirstLink will field calls from potential volunteers, placing them with an activity based on the hours they can work, their skills and interests,” says Benjamin Klipfel, event manager. “Events like the Art Fest generate particular interest in volunteering because folks can show up, help out and feel good about it — without a long-term commitment.”

Volunteers are needed to assist with blocking streets, provide information to guests, sell merchandise, assist with event take-down and more. Call FirstLink at (701) 746-5463 for a variety of shifts and duties, or visit them online at

The Grand Cities Art Fest is sponsored in part by the Downtown Leadership Group, the North Valley Arts Council, Qwest Communications, the Xcel Energy Foundation, KVLY TV-11, Leighton Broadcasting and the Grand Forks Herald.
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Event Manager, Grand Cities Art Fest,, 7-0857