Attractions

Events  Attractions

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. Each of the Mall’s five Courts reflects a permanent, themed component of Regional Showcase. We also launched our Artist in Residence Program in 2017, which features new artists every few months in an interactive pop-up studio of a local artist.

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The Market @ West Acres

This Market @ West Acres is brought to you through a partnership with Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society. The society hosts a lively market on the West Acres property, which not only supports regional food growers, gardeners, and producers but also fosters a healthy and vibrant community. Additionally, it serves as a wonderful gathering place for the community.

The Market at West Acres is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm, starting June 18th, in the west parking lot.

 

Interested in becoming a vendor – learn more here!

TEDx Fargo Lounge & Activation

This exhibit features the unique portraiture styles of nine of our region’s artists, each who are intricately woven into our art community. Portraiture, one of the oldest art forms, captures a moment in an individual’s journey, immortalizing their existence. In contrast to photo ‘selfies’, the portraits are meticulously crafted, often from photos personally captured by the artists in moments of shared presence or during formal sittings. Whether the paintings are made with photo-realistic precision, a touch of glamour, or a stylized drawing, the artwork reveals the individual’s inner essence, distinct personality, and perhaps the cultural and societal context as seen through the eyes of the artist.

You can find this exhibit next to Center Court.

CRYSTAL GILSON: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

West Acres is thrilled to welcome Crystal Gilson as our next artist in residence! Throughout her time at West Acres, you’ll have the chance to witness live demonstrations and so much more! Engage with Crystal one-on-one, uncovering the stories and inspirations behind her creations. Crystal specializes in mixed media art! We are so excited to have her at West Acres!

 

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Aptitude Creative Arts Studios

Aptitude is a collection of creative studios brought to you by The Arts Partnership and West Acres. The arts incubator features space for artists to create while connecting to the community. Support local art and check out works including painting, photography, prints, jewelry, ceramics and more! Aptitude is open by appointment. Learn more about Aptitude here.

Fountain of Abundance

The Fountain of Abundance, created by Richard Szeitz, is an iconic piece of art that plays backdrop to thousands of photos and memories created at West Acres. Each season, we emphasize its beauty with temporary art installations, created by local businesses and artists.

The Fountain is also one of the many ways you can give back to the community through West Acres. All the change collected funds charities and families in need within our community at any given time. Make a wish and make a difference!

Center Court Installation

We’ve transformed our Center Court into a summer paradise! Thanks to the creative minds at Love Always Floral and Gathered Boutique and Rentals, enjoy this space where each table showcases stunning summer florals and vibrant colors everywhere. Stop by and soak in all the summer feels!

Buffalo Court Installation

Welcome to Buffalo Court, where spring is in full bloom! Check out our latest additions: two pots overflowing with giant, colorful florals, complete with delightful little bees. Created by Gathered Boutique and Rentals, these florals are sure to brighten your day!

Aquarium Court Installation

Aquarium Court has transformed this season into a fun, book-themed wonderland by Love Always Floral! Picture yourself surrounded by books, blooming florals, and bees dangling from above, with floral arrangements in every corner. Feel the magic as you relax, grab a book from our Book Nook, and nestle on our comfy couches.

Aquarium

This 1,000-gallon freshwater aquarium is the beautiful home for hundreds of colorful, entertaining African cichlids. See if you can spot all 17 varieties in this expansive tank!

Caring for Kids Playland

Discover the benefits of play! Kids love getting up close and personal with these bright-colored park-themed elements. The soft-foam material makes them perfect for crawling in and on, with plenty of tunnels to explore and slide through. (Translation: Kids run off some energy in a safe, fun place.) Note: For kids 42″ and under. Location: Food Court. Brought to you by the BCBSND Caring Foundation.

Roger Maris Museum

Roger Maris Museum

Fargo’s own Roger Maris, baseball’s homerun king, is memorialized in this popular national attraction. Relive Roger’s life, both on and off the baseball diamond, including his legendary 61 homeruns in 1961, amidst treasured memorabilia.

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West Acres Cinema 14 Theatre

West Acres Cinema 14 features 14 state-of-the-art auditoriums – including the UltraScreen – with convenient showtimes for the latest new releases. The UltraScreen features:

  • Largest traditional movie screen in North Dakota (70 feet wide and three stories tall, approximately three times larger than typical movie screens)
  • Digital B-Chain Technology, producing 21,000 watts of crystal clear digital sound (fewer than – 30 theaters in the world feature this system)
  • Plush, high-back rocker chair seats
  • The theatre hosts events from corporate presentations (ideal on the UltraScreen) to unforgettable kids’ birthday parties.

Location: Just south of West Acres Mall

West Acres Cinema 14