Also, in addition to the suite artists, many other talented artists have their work displayed in the public spaces in the hotel. All whose work is displayed were invited to attend. Miss Susan's work graces Suite 5 at the top of the stairs, and if you ever want to stay in a really nice suite, this is the one ;-)
The main dining room currently houses a magnificent show of work of all artists who have pieces hanging someplace in the HoDo.
It was a great evening, and a wonderful opportunity to renew acquaintances with friends from the tri-state area.
Both Karen, and her ex, Doug Burgum, have done so much to enhance downtown Fargo, turning it into a destination that draws folks across ND, MN, and SD, as well as the timeline of life. I’m not sure if they are given sufficient recognition and thanks for their efforts. From my little corner of the world here in South Fargo, thanks for all you do and have done. You have raised the bar on model citizenry.
Why HoDo you ask? Well, I once heard Karen say that that’s what the guys swinging hammers and tucking brick called their workplace and she liked it. It used to define the lounge, but now it defines the destination. I am so ancient that when I was a junior/senior in high school we stayed at the HoDo for three dollars a night during State Class B basketball tournaments. The rooms were large enough to accommodate a single bed or two and a large box of Hi-Ho crackers, jar of peanut butter, and a six of whatever we could talk one of the denizens on NP to buy for us. Life was good....