For the 2020 Mini-Art Hunt, Arts Center resident artist Linda Roesch created ten unique miniature (1.5″ x 1.5″) acrylic paintings. Linda created these pieces inspired by our precious pollinators who have been in decline due to environmental issues.

Stylistically these mini artworks this year are wonderful. The photographs don’t capture these little beauties. My first thought was… I WANT ALL OF THEM! They are wonderful miniatures but they also tell an and important story. First, some people might not be aware that many insects, not just bees, pollinate plants. And maybe you might not be aware that birds and even animals do their part in this important cycle of life.

Pollinators make their way from plant to plant transporting the pollen–the genetic material necessary for plants to reproduce.

According to the Pollinator Partnership and many scientific studies, our world’s pollinators are threatened, a situation that has huge consequences to the health of the planet.

Did you know that plants…

  • bring us countless fruits, vegetables, and nuts,½ of the world’s oils, fibers and raw materials;
  • prevent soil erosion,
  • and increase carbon sequestration

“Pollinator populations are changing. Many pollinator populations are in decline and this decline is attributed most severely to a loss in feeding and nesting habitats. Pollution, the misuse of chemicals, disease, and changes in climatic patterns are all contributing to shrinking and shifting pollinator populations.”

The 2020 Mini-Art Hut

The Mini-Art Hunt is an annual favorite in Jamestown. It brings art to the people, and people to the parks!  The ten unique pollinator mini-artworks will be hidden throughout the Jamestown parks and Historic Sites.

DETAILS: The hunt begins: Saturday, July 25th and ends when all 10 art works are found!  You can find clues at during the Buffalo Days on The Arts Center’s Facebook page.

CLUES: Three Sets of Visual Clues (photos) to each artwork’s hiding place will be made public on Saturday, July 25th at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm. The first clues will be the most challenging with the final clues being the most revealing.

HUNTING: All artwork will be hidden in PLAIN SIGHT—You will not have to move, dig, or otherwise damage anything. Visual clues to the artwork hiding places will be posted on our Facebook page and available at The Arts Center’s booth in McElroy park during White Cloud Days.

FOUND: Finders keepers! This original piece of miniature artwork is yours to keep. Be sure to REPORT YOUR FIND. No one wants to be hunting for a piece that has already been found. Post a photo of yourself and your found treasure to our Facebook or Instagram page. Or contact the Arts Center office (701-251-2496 / to report your find.

LIMIT: Please only one artwork per family (you are welcome to locate them all, but claim only one).