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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

Beautiful Badlands ND

Beautiful Badlands ND

Location: The James Memorial Art Center 

Date: July 5th - 28th 

          Reception: Friday, July 7th 

Time: Monday- Thursday: 9:00 am-2:00 pm​

           Friday: 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

           Reception: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Event Date: 
07/05/2017 - 9:00am to 07/28/2017 - 5:00pm

Art in Bloom

Art in Bloom: Floral Arrangements Inspired by Art 

Location: Bismarck Downtown Artist Co-op

Date: July 7th - 29th 

Time: Thursday: Noon - 8:00 pm

            Friday: Noon - 6:00 pm 

            Saturday: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Event Date: 
07/07/2017 - 12:00pm to 07/29/2017 - 4:00pm

Watermelon and Music

Watermelon and American Folk Songs


Location: The Former Governors' Mansion State Historic Site

Date: Tuesday, July 4th 

Time: 10:00am - 5:00pm 

Event Date: 
07/04/2017 - 10:00am

Flag Day Events

Flag Day Events 

This event is free and open to the public. Activities are geared toward children, but all ages are welcome. Outdoor activities planned include pinwheel making, story time, music, and ice cream. After pinwheels have been created and decorated, a small parade will take place around the block. Children may bring drums, kazoos, or other instruments for the parade. The event will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather. Summer hours at the 

Location: The Former Governors’ Mansion State Historic Site 

Event Date: 
06/14/2017 - 1:00pm

Historic Downtown Bismarck Walking Tour

Historic Downtown Bismarck Walking Tour 

Location: Downtown Bismarck 

Dates: Sundays in June - August

Time: 4:00p.m.



Event Date: 
06/11/2017 - 4:00pm to 08/27/2017 - 4:00pm


North Dakota Council on the Arts

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