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The Kirkbride building at night with a screen projecting movies by artist Nik Nerburn

Created in 2015, the Hinge Arts at the Kirkbride was a community development and artist residency program stewarded by Springboard in Fergus Falls which activates cultural programming at or related to the historic Fergus Falls State Hospital, or the “Kirkbride Building.”

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Rural Program Manager
Hinge Arts Residency

Launched in Spring 2015, Hinge Arts is intended to create opportunities where artists and community members gather to explore themes of transition, connection, and innovation inspired by the community’s 124 years of hosting a state mental institution.

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Imagine Fergus Falls

The vision of Imagine Fergus Falls is to foster community interaction about historic preservation and economic development in Fergus Falls through innovative arts programing, creative placemaking and community storytelling.

Learn more about Imagine Fergus Falls