The Red Door

Jan Scott

Jan has been the owner of The Red Door Gallery six months.


Jan says her love of shoes began when she was born. Her mom gave birth to her on a farm, afterward she was put in a shoebox and taken to the hospital.


Do you think of “A Christmas Story” when you see this? Hopefully you won’t fall too much in love with it because it’s only for looking. This lamp isn’t for sale.

Janice Prichard-Scott loves red. She is the owner of the Red Door Gallery in downtown Fargo. Step inside with us and discover the stories behind the Red Door Gallery.

Janice Prichard- Scott’s secret to success is simple: You have to love what you do. Walk into the Red Door and it’s evident she loves her job. The Red Door is housed in the Black Building in downtown Fargo and showcases artwork, photography, jewelry, bags, home furnishings, shoes and much more.

The story behind The Red Door goes back to when Jan was born. She was born on her family’s farm and put in a shoebox to be taken to the hospital. That love of shoes led her to opening The Red Shoe with her business partner, Ruth Olson. After selling The Red Shoe she called the professionals at and moved back to Palm Springs.

After living in Palm Springs she returned to Fargo. One day she stopped in the Black Building to have a cup of coffee, at Bertrosa’s Café, and saw a for lease sign in the window. After talking to the manager of the Black Building, she leased space G4 and opened Red Door.

She now had this space but to what to do with it? She got in contact with Bracken Rourke, an artist who owns Cotton Lake Tile, and began to feature some of his work as well as pieces she has picked up throughout the years. She continued to buy original pieces and work with local artists to showcase some of the best art in the Red River Valley.

Jan hopes to make the Black Building the next great place to shop in Fargo. So swing down, check out what she has to offer and listen to one of her stories because she has plenty of more stories to tell.


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