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1 Million Cups

1 Million Cups 

We’re entrepreneurs fueled by free coffee. Come help us create conversation around startups, business development, and economic growth in Bismarck-Mandan.

Location: Dakota Stage

Date: Wednesday, August 9th and 16th 

Time: 9:00am 


Event Date: 
08/09/2017 - 9:00am

Farmers Market Day at the Capitol

Farmers Market Day at the Capitol 

The 13th annual Farmers Market Day celebrates National Farmers Market Week! The market will be held near the steps on the south side of the state Capitol building in Bismarck.

Location: South Side of the State Capitol Building 

Date: Wednesday, August 9th 

Time: 9:00 am - 1:30 pm 

         12:30 pm - 1:30 pm:  Free Ice Cream 

Event Date: 
08/09/2017 - 9:00am


Dakota Stage: Godspell

Led by the international hit "Day by Day," Godspell was the first major musical offering from three-time Grammy and Academy Award winner Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Children of Eden). An eclectic blend of songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville, is employed as Jesus' messages of kindness, tolerance, and love come vibrantly to life. 

​Location: Dakota Stage 

Date: Thursday, July 27th - Sunday, July 30th 

Time: July 27th - 29th: 7: 00 pm

Event Date: 
07/27/2017 - 7:00pm to 07/30/2017 - 2:00pm

A Modern Wet Plate Perspective

Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective 

Location: Bismarck Art and Gallery Association

Date: Friday, November 3rd

Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm 


Event Date: 
11/03/2017 - 5:00pm

Romeo and Juliet

Capital Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

Capitol Shakespeare Traveling Troupe features students ages 12-18. The play is presented with simplistic sets and technical elements to focus the audience attention on the words of William Shakespeare and will include some modern narrations to help audiences understand what is happening.

Location: Former Governor's Mansion 

Date: Friday, July 28th and Sunday, July 30th 

Event Date: 
07/28/2017 - 7:00pm to 07/30/2017 - 2:00pm

Community Barbeque

James Memorial Art Center: Community Barbeque 

James board members will provide and barbeque burgers and hot dogs for this free-will–donation fundraiser. Sides and deserts will be available, too.
Expect lawn games and the possibility of Williston-area artists’ work being on display at the BBQ. When you come, bring a lawn chair. All proceeds will fund the organization’s upcoming community art programs and James Memorial Library building preservation efforts.

Location: James Memorial Art Center lawn

Event Date: 
08/08/2017 - 5:00pm


Art50! Exhibition Celebration the 50th Anniversary of the North Dakota Council on the Arts

Location: Bismarck Art and Gallery Association

Date: June 27th - July 21st

Time: Tuesday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

           Saturday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm 

           Sunday: Closed 

Event Date: 
06/27/2017 - 10:00am to 07/21/2017 - 5:00pm

2017 North Dakota Ukrainan Festival

2017 North Dakota Ukrainian Festival

Location: Belfield and Dickinson, ND 

Date: July 19th, 21st, and 22nd

Time: July 19th: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

           July 21st : Noon - 7:30 pm 

           July 22nd: 9:00 am - 8:30 pm 

Event Date: 
07/19/2017 - 5:30pm to 07/22/2017 - 8:30pm

Duck and Draw

Duck and Draw: Connecting Students with Nature

Each two-hour session will encourage students grades 3 to 12 to explore their natural world and get outside, promote biology and wildlife management principles, and help participants blend art and a conservation message.

Location: North Dakota Heritage Center 

Date: July 10th 

Time: 10:00 am and 12:30 pm 

Event Date: 
07/10/2017 - 10:00am

Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit

Junior Duck Stamp Exhibit

Location: North Dakota Heritage Center 

Date: July 6th - July 12th 

          Presentation: Sunday, July 9th

Time: Monday -Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

          Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 

          Presentation: 2:00 pm

Event Date: 
07/06/2017 - 8:00am to 07/12/2017 - 5:00pm


North Dakota Council on the Arts

It is our mission to promote, preserve and perpetuate the arts in North Dakota.