Folkways - folk·ways /fōkwāz/
[Creating Culture + Connecting Community]
Story by Tracy Nicholson
Photography by M. Schlief Photography, Friesen Photography, Dan Francis Photography
Over the past five years, Folkways has become the face of some of the area's most vibrant cultural events and experiences. Without their vision, we would not have local treasures like Downtown Fargo's Red River Market, Night Bazaar, Canoe Parade, Log the Sauna and Christkindlmarkt. With their roots in the Midwest and their life experiences worldly, founders Simone Wai and Joe Burgum have made a career of gathering inventive inspiration, both at home and afar. This month, we invite you to meet the team, find out what inspires their creativity, and how each carefully curated experience impacts our community.
Dear Class of 2020
[ Audra Kutz Mehl ]
Story by Audra Mehl
Photography by M.Schleif Photography
When your child graduates from high school the experience is emotional for everyone. It is not only the acknowledgment of an educational accomplishment but also a formal farewell to childhood. For the graduate, both excitement and anxiety link arms, the future a captivating siren song of unknown possibilities. For the parents, it’s a cocktail of pride and the bittersweet acceptance of letting go. Are they ready? Are we ready? It doesn’t matter. Graduation day is here and it’s time to throw a party!
Midwest Nest loves the culture from the upper midwest, and we are excited to share stories from around the area.