Folkways has a thing for alleyways. They're interesting, a little quirky, and they happen to be the setting for an event that we co-founded, called Alley Fair. As we have continued to make creative use out of these pedestrian thoroughfares, we have seen an increase in businesses taking advantage of them as well with new alley entrances, patios, and more.
Alley Fair demonstrates the possibilities that exist within the urban landscape of Fargo. It creates an ephemeral experience of places that could be if we were as deliberate about space, scale, and design as we are in making Alley Fair. You can see the results of one of our large scale events in this short recap video: