West Acres

Regional Showcase.

West Acres Regional Showcase reflects a carefully chosen selection of local and regional artwork and limited-time displays that enhance the West Acres experience for shoppers and visitors.

The Regional Showcase features music and dance performances, and highlights the artistic talents and creativity of young and old alike.

Through Regional Showcase, we hope to serve as a catalyst for making great things happen in our communities and in our lives by showcasing inspiring regional artists, organizations and individuals who make a difference.

Limited-time Regional Showcase displays and events include:

  • Earth Week Displays
  • High School Art Show
  • Holiday Performances
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Art Display
  • North Dakota Heart Gallery Display
  • North Dakota Junior Duck Stamp Display

Each of the Mall's courts reflects a permanent component of Regional Showcase:

Aquarium Court

Aquarium Court

Aquarium Court, located near Sears, is where you'll find West Acres' 1,000-gallon freshwater aquarium filled with African cichlids. Pipedream, a spiral-like, soaring interactive sculpture made of 100 brushed and beveled steel pipes, engages young and old alike. In concert with Pipedream is a similar glass sculpture within the aquarium. The fish love swimming through the spires. A one-dimensional design of Pipedream is imaged in the deep blue and green inlaid cement floor in the center of the court. A large flat-screen TV and plenty of comfortable seating offer a great respite from shopping. The Roger Maris Museum is located nearby within the Mall.

Buffalo Court

Buffalo Court

Home to "Buffalo Path, The Gathering", a life-size bison sculpture, Buffalo Court near Herberger's is rich with prairie culture. Paintings, sculptures and pottery by regional artists are on display.

Center Court

Center Court

Center Court near Macy's is a great place to relax for a bit. Browse through our great collection of books that either feature our region or are penned by local authors (or both), and peruse photographs taken throughout the region.

Food Court

Food Court

The high-lofted space of the Food Court is filled with natural light and has the feeling of openness that is so common to the Red River Valley. The Court's grand fireplace is influenced by Scandinavian design, and featured works from regional artists adorn the area. Browse the "Recipe for Sharing" tiles on the Food Court's columns; the recipes were provided by hundreds of individuals and families from the region. A cookbook containing the recipes is available at Guest Services, and proceeds benefit the Great Plains Food Bank. Additionally, the Exchange Club's Freedom Shrine, a wall displaying replicas of some of our nation's most important historical documents, is located on the West Porch of the Food Court.

Fountain Court

Fountain Court

Located near JCPenney, Fountain Court is a light and lively gathering spot. Skylights fill the court with sunshine during the day and provide dramatic lighting at night. A trio of handcrafted kaleidoscopes is a treat for young and old. The Court is home to West Acres' well-known "Fountain of Abundance" sculpture and fountain structure. Go ahead: toss in a coin and make a wish! Fountain "proceeds" are donated monthly to area individuals facing challenges as well as non-profit organizations.

Regional Showcase Artist Directory

West Acres Cookbook

A cookbook containing recipes from hundreds of individuals and families from around the region is available at Guest Services. All proceeds benefit the Great Plains Food Bank.

Regional Showcase Art for Purchase

If you are interested in purchasing a piece of Regional Showcase art, please send us an email or call us at 701.282.2222. The pieces are sold at cost, and all proceeds are reinvested into arts within our community.

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