The Spirit Room began as a grass roots arts organization in 1997 with gallery exhibits and literary events. The warehouse gallery was supported by yoga, dance, meditation classes and cash contributions by a community of people who formed around the space. In 2000, it developed a new gallery in Downtown Fargo in a second floor space abandoned thirty years previously. A retail showroom developed into an art gallery which has transformed into the cool mesh of art and culture it is today. Spirit Room now hosts healing arts classes and special events and has added 24 artist studios, constantly filled by local artists. They continue to provide programs in the humanities: scholarly events, visual and literary arts and dance and performance arts.