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5 Things to Do This Spring at West Acres

Take a look through some of the fun ways you can step into spring at West Acres!

By: Heidi | March 1, 2019

Springtime around West Acres means our stores are filled with fresh fashion, beautiful flowers brighten up our outdoor planters, rays of sunshine beam in through our skylights, and there is a whole list of new ways to celebrate the season! From finding new looks to love to endless exciting events, here are 5 ways you can step into spring at West Acres…

1. Refresh For Spring

Between the bold colors and prints to chic new styles, spring fashion is hard to beat. As we eagerly replace our coats and snow boots with sundresses and sandals, we’re keeping you up-to-date with the newest trends, must-have styles, and can’t-miss sales. Take to our blog to get a weekly glimpse of the newest arrivals in our stores, and follow us on Instagram to see try-on videos from fitting rooms, help us piece together outfits from our stores, and learn tips and tricks for your most stylish spring ever.

2. Step Into Spring

Walking our halls means truly stepping into spring! Get into the spirit of spring with brand new installations and activations throughout the mall! Check out these can’t miss spaces…

MORPH II: Body of Abstract

Located in Buffalo Court, now through mid-May. “A remarkable sculpture experience through a team-built exhibition of dynamic proportions. The exhibit is built on the imagination of 25 abstract artists’ sculptural re-purpose of by-gone mannequin pieces. Each piece was painted independently by an artist and the sculptural groupings were created when the painted pieces were reunited. The ‘sum of the abstract mannequin parts’ creates a juxtaposition to the traditional use of mannequins; and promotes a dialogue on the vast cultural norms of body and beauty.”

 

Springtime Fountain Installation

Spring comes to life with this larger than life installation created by local artist, Emily Williams-Wheeler. With 4-foot, 3-D flowers hanging above, you can’t help but stop and stare.

Spring Celebration in Center Court

If you’ve seen the beautiful installations in Fountain Court over the past year, you know how mesmerizing the masterful work of Love Always Floral is. This spring, they’re moving their talents over to our Center Court in front of Macy’s, for a colorful installation that will incorporate whimsical ribbons and bright colors that are undeniably springy. We can’t wait to celebrate spring with exciting events under this colorful masterpiece.

3. Attend An Event

Between yoga classes, art receptions, style shows and even more fun to come, our spring events calendar is full of exciting events all season long! We’ll regularly add updated event information to this blog post, but you can always stay up-to-date on West Acres events by checking out our website, or by visiting our Facebook events page.

Here are some of the events you won’t want to miss…

Sweat into Spring Fitness Series | Featuring XaBeat + Yoga with lululemon

Saturdays & Sundays in March. Escape cabin fever and join us as we Sweat into Spring! Featuring FREE fitness classes the entire month of March, get ready to move, shake and stretch with XaBeat on Saturdays and yoga with lululemon on Sundays!

  • XaBeat is held on Saturdays in Center Court (in front of Macy’s) at 9:15 AM. March 2nd, 16th, 23rd, and 30th. Note: No XaBeat class on the 9th.
  • Yoga with lululemon is held on Sundays in Center Court (in front of Macy’s) at 11:00 am. Attendees can enjoy exclusive discounts at lululemon and special giveaways each week! March 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st.

MORPH II Art Exhibit Opening Reception

Saturday, March 23rd, 2pm-5pm. Join the creators, designers and artists of MORPH II, an abstract sculpture experience, for an opening reception filled with local art, live music, wine, and more! This event is located in Buffalo Court and is free and open to the public.

Pop-Up Play

Saturday, March 23rd, 10am-2pm. Kick-off spring break with a day of play! Enjoy interactive stations throughout the mall, including activities like: story time with Fargo Public Library, science experiments with Fargo-Moorhead Science Museum Project, foam block play area with Boys & Girls Club of the Red River Valley, interaction with critters from The Red River Zoo, a musical instrument ‘petting zoo,’ face painting, a mall scavenger hunt and so much more!

Stations will be set up throughout the mall.

Family Game Night with Legacy Toys

Join Legacy Toys for a night full of family fun! Try out an abundance of games while enjoying time with family and friends in the Food Court.

Game Night will take place every 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 6-9pm.

That Spring Art Thing

April 12-13. Experience the beauty, creativity and passion presented by 15 local artists and their pop-up shops!

More info to come.

4. Discover What’s New

While we have some big things happening behind the scenes and exciting announcements that you can expect in the coming months, there are already plenty of new stores, eateries, and additions at West Acres that you can take in this spring!

Apricot Lane – New Location

Apricot Lane is moving three doors down! With a fresh, modern design and the ability to provide a curated collection of styles and experiences for their customers, we’ve never been more excited to see an update from one of our stores. Stay tuned for details on an opening day event!

Real Good Bath & Body

We’ve loved having locally owned and created, Real Good Bath & Body, as part of the mall. We’ve fallen in love with their all-natural body care to their DIY bath salt stations. Although their pop-up shop is coming to an end, they’re not going anywhere! Look for their brand new cart within our hallways starting late March.

Ice Point

Something sweet is on its way to the food court! Locally owned & operated, Ice Point will be serving up Thai style hibachi ice cream, bubble tea, fruit tea, smoothies, and more. Check back for more opening updates!

Haven’t visited us in a while? Click here to out all the stores we’ve added within the last year!

5. Bring Out The Family

We pride ourselves on being a welcoming place for people of all ages! In addition to the attractions and activities that kiddos can always enjoy around West Acres, we are also a certified infant-friendly facility!

To see our most current list of family-friendly events, click here!

 

Make sure to never miss out on the fun by staying up to date on events, trends, and more on our social media! Find us @westacresmall on Facebook and Instagram.

Heidi

I have the wonderful role of Social Media Coordinator for the West Acres Marketing, PR and Fashion team. I think that I have the best job in the world! I create content for the West Acres social media accounts and blog, which means that I get to share the latest trends, new arrivals, and all of the incredible happenings at West Acres with the community. When I am not snapping pictures for social media or writing blog content, I love to spend time painting in my art studio, testing out new baking recipes, practicing yoga, relaxing at the lake with family and friends, or playing outside on a pair of skis or my mountain bike.

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