At Onsharp, we love seeing local companies, people, and groups taking part in the latest social media trends. To show our appreciation and love, we choose one amazing social media account to highlight in our #HighFiveFriday blog series. These accounts may excel because they used an awesome hashtag, have a stellar online presence, or are just really good at interacting with followers on social.
For this week’s #HighFiveFriday, we’re featuring @FargoACC‘s Twitter account. The City of Fargo Arts and Culture Commission envisions a community where public art is integrated into city initiatives, and where neighborhood revitalization efforts and private developments is the norm. Keep reading to see why we love what they’re doing to connect on social media.
They Feature the Stories Behind Their Exhibits
The City of Fargo Arts and Culture Commission recently launched an exhibit called Working Land by artist Jon Solinger. To debut the exhibit, they’re sharing photos and stories of families whose livelihood is dependent on their connection with the land-by choice or by birth.
Maryls grew up on a typical farm of its day, not so different from her ancestors. She developed the most basic connection to the land, knowing that food came out of the garden or barn, not a store or restaurant.-Working Land Exhibit @cityoffargo City Hall #PhotographyIsArt #Fargo pic.twitter.com/vnX6VLa8EX
— FargoArtsandCulture (@FargoACC) July 25, 2018
Farming is often thought of as a hereditary occupation passed down to generations. Trenton nor his parents grew up on a farm. He created an uncommon kind of “family farm", establishing a new operation from the ground up.#WorkingLand #Exhibit @cityoffargo #photography #RuralLand pic.twitter.com/qwg7q1Gc5r
— FargoArtsandCulture (@FargoACC) July 30, 2018
Subsistence farming, which produces only enough to feed the
farmer’s family is not an option in today’s world. Off-farm jobs provided cash
income for the Honer family. The last active farming activity, raising emus in
the barn once used for cattle, ended in 2004.#WorkingLand pic.twitter.com/eqhdz4FEd0
— FargoArtsandCulture (@FargoACC) August 7, 2018
They Retweet Artists to Help Them Celebrate the Utility Box Art Program
Downtown Fargo’s Utility Box Art Program gives the Fargo community the opportunity to transform ordinary objects into something artistic and unique, and @FargoACC makes the project possible. As artists are featured on these utility boxes, they retweet their posts to help share in their excitement.
My first time meeting the utility box wrapped in my artwork titled Red River!! Located in beautiful @DowntownFargo. I'm so thankful to the organizations that have made this project possible. Great way to start off the week! pic.twitter.com/6L9iahnDqJ
— Taea Made (@TaeaMade) August 7, 2018
— FargoArtsandCulture (@FargoACC) August 6, 2018
Great job @OfficeSigns @Arts_TAP @downtownfargo. @ACC is thrilled to be a part of this #publicart project. #VibrantCity #CreativeCity #SupportLocalArt #SupportLocalArtists @cityoffargo https://t.co/hnFRAHLYAb
— FargoArtsandCulture (@FargoACC) August 2, 2018
They Feature Calls & Events for Local Artists
Whether they’re calling artists to design the panels on City Hall, or promoting another partnership’s events, they keep their fans in the loop of everything going on that will make the city more beautiful.
Two great opportunities for artists! Utility Box Art- https://t.co/WtDuSdpYoS … City Hall Art Panels https://t.co/pnerSql2Dl … @DowntownFargo @Arts_TAP #FargoArtists #CreativePlacemaking #MakeArt #FargoArt #PublicArtInFargo #PublicArt pic.twitter.com/rbssHpupxE
— FargoArtsandCulture (@FargoACC) May 8, 2018
— FargoArtsandCulture (@FargoACC) April 11, 2018
Way to go,@FargoACC! You’re killin’ the game on Twitter and we look forward to seeing more of your awesome content in the future!