NDSU, Fargo Park District Unveil Train Art

Photo via NDSU Media Relations 

North Dakota State University and the Fargo Park District collaborated on a new art installation downtown. It was introduced Monday, Aug. 13, at the Northern Pacific Depot. A train car is wrapped with the artwork, which depicts popular sites on the NDSU campus, including the university gate, bison statue, Minard Hall and Old Main clock tower. It also shows wheat, the symbol of the university’s land-grant mission to serve the citizens of North Dakota, and the rolling fields of the state’s landscape. Fargo artist Steve Knutson created the artwork. The train car artwork is visible from Main Ave. It was digitally printed on 20 vinyl panels that are 54 inches wide and protected with laminate. The train car is 90 feet long and 8 feet high. The installation began Tuesday, Aug. 7, and took two days to complete. It will remain in place for three years.