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 Bismarck Arts & Galleries Association
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422 East Front Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 223-5986
Website: http://www.bismarck-art.org


The Bismarck Art & Galleries Association works consistently to stimulate the study and presentation of the visual arts, to encourage and expand participation and appreciation by all persons, and to preserve our regional cultural heritage. Hours: Tuesday-Friday: 10am-5pm, Saturday: 1-3pm, closed Sunday & Monday


Category:   Attractions  Arts & Culture
 Buckstop Junction, Historic Town
East Bismarck Expressway & East Main
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 250-8575
Website: http://www.BuckstopJunction.org


Step into our historic buildings and hear the stories of the people who moved here, built our towns and homesteaded the prairies of North Dakota. These are actual buildings dating from 1875 to 1935 and moved to this site by the Missouri Valley Historical Society for preservation.  They offer our visitors a feel for the atmosphere of the Missouri River Valley during the turn of the last century.  Buckstop Junction is supported by tours, membership, facility rentals, donations, sale from our vintage shop and our annual Corn Feed & Old Settler's Day.
Hours of operation vary.  Please call or consult our website.  www.BuckstopJunction.org
Tours:  Call 701-250-8575.


Category:   Attractions  Arts & Culture
 Dakota Stage Ltd.
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412 E. Main
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 258-4998
Website: http://www.dakotastageltd.com


Dakota Stage Ltd., a 501(c)3 non-profit, strives to provide quality community theater through the talents of local artists in the Bismarck/Mandan area. Throughout the year we produce plays, musicals, comedy shows, film viewings, children’s theater, and more.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Dakota West Arts Council
400 East Front Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
Phone: (701) 222-6640
Website: http://www.dakotawestarts.org


Dakota West Arts Council is a 503(c)(3) organization that advances art and culture in North Dakota's Capitol City area through advocacy, community engagement, partnerships and collaboration.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Downtowners Bismarck
204 North 4th Street
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 223-1958
Website: http://www.downtownbismarck.com/


Our mission at the Downtowners is to serve and support the growth and development of downtown Bismarck to benefit our members and the entire community. We are a 501c6 non-profit organization that promotes our member businesses and the city center as the vital core of the community.  This idea is the cornerstone of all of the efforts of our organization.


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 Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex
1810 Schafer Street
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 222-6455
Website: http://www.highprairiecomplex.com


The home of Gateway to Science, Theo Art School., Central Dakota Children's Choir and Shade Tree Players.  Currently, the facility's hours of operation are the same as Gateway to Science.  Shade Tree Players offer children's theater productions each summer.  Check www.highprairiecomplex.com to find out about special events and how to register for great programs.

Central Dakota Children's Choir:(701) 258-6516
Gateway to Science: (701) 258-1975
Shade Tree Players:(701) 214-1061
Theo Art School:(701) 222-6452


Category:   Attractions  Arts & Culture
 Gateway to Science Center
1810 Schafer Street
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 258-1975
Website: http://www.gatewaytoscience.org


Gateway to Science is North Dakota’s hands-on science center. Located in the Frances Leach High Prairie Arts & Science Complex at 1810 Schafer Street in north Bismarck, south of I-94, Exit 157. Families and children of all ages will enjoy the interactive exhibits, programs and special events throughout the year.

Gallery hours are Monday-Thursday 12-7 p.m.; Friday-Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. The gallery is closed on Sundays.

Adult admission is $7, children $4 (ages 4-17). Children under 4 are admitted free with a paid adult admission. Memberships are available. Gateway to Science is an ASTC member. Groups of 10 or more should call for reservations and special group rates. For more information call (701) 258-1975, email at gscience@gscience.org or visit our website at www.gatewaytoscience.org


Category:   Attractions  Arts & Culture
 Great Plains Jazz Society
7500 University Drive
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
Phone: (701) 255-7500

Contact Scott Prebys at the University of Mary (701) 255-7500.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Impact Gallery & Gifts
104 West Avenue C
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 255-6410
Website: http://www.impactgalleryandgifts.com


Owned for 21 years by North Dakota husband and wife artists/entrepreneurs Lynn Prouty and Wayne Pruse. Original acrylic paintings on gallery wrapped canvas. Over 200 museum quality prints. Wide selection of subjects, from wolves, horses and buffalo to the surreal, spiritual and mystcal world. Oil painter and Kiln-Fused Glass Artist works are represented. Baltic amber jewelry and meaningful gifts. Call for more information.


Category:   Arts & Culture  Shopping

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 North Dakota Humanities Council
418 E. Broadway #8
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: 701-255-3360
Website: http://www.ndhumanities.org


The NDHC connects people with powerful ideas.  From our statewide ideas festival to small town book discussions, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to learn and grow throughout their lifetime.  Join us and recharge your mind.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Sleepy Hollow Arts Park & Summer Theatre
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26th Street & Divide Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 319-0894
Website: http://www.shst.org


Sleepy Hollow Summer Theatre and classes in the arts.


Category:   Attractions  Arts & Culture
 United Tribes Technical College (UTTC)
3315 University Drive
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
Phone: 701-255-3285
Website: http://www.uttc.edu


UTTC is a fully accredited college and nonprofit corporation owned and governed by the five Native Tribes located in ND. We provide quality certificate, associate degree, and bachelor degree programs to native and non-native students. UTTC also has a daycare, private K-7th grade elementary school and several wellness programs. Established 47 years ago, UTTC is committed to providing quality post-secondary education and training to enhance knowledge, diversity, and leadership for all nations. Our goal is to enhance the educational experience by exposing all students to some native culture. Every year in September, UTTC hosts a weeklong event which starts with the Tribal Leaders Summit which includes the leaders from the region and the nation to share successful models that are addressing critical Native issues. We are also home to the UTTC International Powwow, and have been named one of the top 10 powwows, by the Indian Country Today Media Network and USA Today.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 University of Mary Jazz Festival & Cultural Events
7500 University Drive
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
Phone: (701) 255-7500

Category:   Arts & Culture
 University of Mary Music Department
7500 University Drive
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
Phone: 701-355-8301
Website: www.umary.edu/music


The University of Mary Music Department produces many concert events from September through April; most events are free and open to the public.  Christmas at Mary occurs the second weekend of December in the stunning Our Lady of the Annunciation Chapel.  An annual Jazz Festival and Concert take place the last week of January each year.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Vault Event Center & Night Venue
307 N. 3rd Street
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: 701-354-7948
Website: http://www.vaulteventsnd.com


The Vault Event Center and Night Venue for any and all occasions.  We look forward to booking your special event whether it be social, political, personal or diabolical!  We can facilitate anything you or your group can imagine and we do it in style.

We feature catering from Lucky Ducks Catering as well as a full service bar.  Big or small, we have any and all staff available from bartenders and cocktail waitresses to entertainment and security.  This space is also where we have everything to offer for entertainment - Live Music, Dueling Pieanos, Comedians, DJs, Dancing or whatever you're fanycing!
 


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Bismarck State College
1500 Edwards Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 224-5400
Website: http://www.bismarckstate.edu


Bismarck State College, the fourth largest college in the North Dakota University System, is a comprehensive community college providing student-centered learning in these areas: transfer courses, technical programs, online classes and programs, corporate and continuing education, and workforce training. The college puts on wonderful artistic & cultural programming, as well as working closely with many groups, please visit their website for more information.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Bismarck Urban Harvest
Downtown Bismarck
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 400-5294
Website: http://www.bismarckurbanharvest.org


Urban Harvest is an open-air arts and entertainment market aimed at supporting our local economy and providing a city center in our community in downtown Bismarck. The market is a free family event that runs all day every Thursday during the summer months and features live, local entertainment, food vendors and unique arts and crafts. We also have produce grown by area farmers. FMI on exact dates & times, please visit the website.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Bismarck-Mandan Civic Chorus
Bismarck
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 400-7774
Website: http://www.bismanchorus.com


The Bismarck-Mandan Civic Chorus’ mission is to foster, develop, and share a passion for choral music. We inspire community appreciation through masterful choral performances and are dedicated to artistic excellence and educational enrichment. Since its inception in 1977, the chorus has expanded from a single concert to a season of concert events, including An Evening at the Opera, An Evening on Broadway, the Christmas Concert, and the Spring Concert. In addition, the chorus regularly performs major works with the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and the Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra, including "Carmina Burana", Mozart "Requiem", Vivaldi "Gloria", Schubert "Mass in G", and concert versions of "Peer Gynt" and "Carmen.” FMI contact tjporter@umary.edu
 


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra
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Performances held at the Belle Mehus Auditorium: 201 N. 6th Street
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 258-8345
Website: http://www.bismarckmandansymphony.org/


The Bismarck-Mandan Orchestral Association began as the Bismarck-Mandan Council for the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra. In 1974 the Chamber Orchestra presented a successful three-day residency in Bismarck and wanted to make Bismarck their first Regional Home City.
 
By late 1975 interest was growing to start an orchestra in the Bismarck-Mandan area. The Bismarck-Mandan Orchestral Association was formally organized in February 1976 as a non-profit tax-exempt corporation founded as a sponsoring organization for the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Central Dakota Children's Choir
1810 Schafer Street - Suite 4
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 258-6516
Website: http://www.cdcc@aboutcdcc.org

Category:   Arts & Culture
 North Dakota Council on the Arts
1600 E. Century Avenue - Suite 6
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 328-3954
Website: http://www.nd.gov/arts/


The North Dakota Council on the Arts (NDCA) is a service and program agency of the state, established in 1967 by the State Legislature to develop the arts and to promote and support the arts in North Dakota. Grant funds are made available by the National Endowment for the Arts and appropriations from the state of North Dakota. It is the mission of the North Dakota Council on the Arts to promote, preserve and perpetuate the arts in North Dakota.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Northern Plains Dance
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1125 East Main Avenue
Bismarck, North Dakota 58501
Phone: (701) 530-0986
Website: http://www.northernplainsdance.org


Northern Plains Ballet (NPB) dba Northern Plains Dance is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization located in Bismarck North Dakota. Its professional training facility, known as the Northern Plains Dance Academy (NPDA) provides dance training for students ages 3 to adult. Its professional dance company, known as Northern Plains Ballet (NPB), provides opportunities for the communities in the Bismarck area to directly experience and understand dance performance's power to communicate aspects of the human experience, while simultaneously providing children in the NPDA with an opportunity to gain performance experience in a professional production. The mission of Northern Plains Dance is to provide the region with quality performances and community outreach programs through a professional ballet company and training center. The vision of Northern Plains Dance is to be recognized as a world-class performing arts organization committed to the region's cultural and artistic development.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Shade Tree Players
1810 Schafer Street Suite 2
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 214-1061
Website: http://www.shadetreeplayers.com


We provide opportunities for children of the Bismarck-Mandan area, ages 6-16 to develop and show off their talents on the stage. From summer theatre productions to acting workshops and lessons, our mission is to provide as many children who are interested an chance to experience the lifetime thrill of performing in front of their family, friends and community. Shade Tree Players is a subsidiary of Dakota Stage Ltd.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Theo Art School
1810 Schafer Street
Bismarck, North Dakota 58503
Phone: (701) 222-6452
Website: http://www.highprairiecomplex.com/theo

Category:   Arts & Culture
 United Tribes Art Gallery
3315 University Drive
Bismarck, North Dakota 58504
Phone: (701) 255-3285
Website: http://www.uttc.edu/


The United Tribes Art Gallery displays around 500 pieces of Native American art from various artists and tribes nationwide and in Canada. The United Tribes art collection began about 40 years ago and represents about 70 to 100 different tribes. It is on the United Tribes campus just south of Bismarck Airport on Highway 1804. Call for hours.


Category:   Arts & Culture
 Livewire
1701 - 1st Avenue N, Unit C
Fargo, North Dakota 58102
Phone: 320-815-1288
Website: http://www.livewireNOW.com


Livewire provides world-class event production for corporate, musical and theatrical events, as well as equipment rental, installation and sales.

Bismarck Office coming soon!!!
 


Category:   Arts & Culture
 The Big One Art & Craft Fair
P.O. Box 1276
Minot, North Dakota 58701
Phone: (701) 837-6059
Website: http://www.thebigone.biz/


THE BIG ONE Art & Craft Fair consists of 4 shows in North Dakota with over 350 different exhibitors showcasing their hand made items to thousands of consumers. Items you will see at each show are handcrafted wood furniture and decorative pieces; photography; pottery; jewelry; variety of floral arrangements to accommodate all tastes; flavorful foods including baked goods, soups, dips, jams, jellies, breads, salsa, spices, candies, and wonderful desserts; creative and comfortable clothing pieces for all ages; hand made soaps and lotions made from various natural resources; unlimited baby items from blankets to bibs and everything in between; hand woven rugs; home sewn quilts and blankets; wind chimes; 3-D photography and artwork; and hand made toys.  For over 35 years, THE BIG ONE Art & Craft Fair has been providing the best setting for the crafters/bakers to the consumers.


Category:   Arts & Culture