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Current Exhibit:
Arvin Davis, Jr. "DOOM.banana"

                 February 28 - March 24

Minot artist Arvin Davis, Jr. exhibit "DOOM.banana features mixed media, drawing and painting.  Davis uses bright colors, strong brush strokes, detailed line work with a strong compositional and chromatic rigor; it's a contained chaos.  He is a multifaceted illustrator and fine artist.

Member artist is Michele Gorres from Hatton.  Her exhibition "Abandoned: The Fall of the Rural Homesteads" is her attempt to tell the stories of the original farmsteads and their history. 

Funding for this exhibition comes from Jerry & Cindy Kemmet and Carolyn & Dale Twingley with additional funding from the ND Council on the Arts and the Tom & Frances Leach Foundation.

Public reception to be held on March 3rd from 5-7 p.m.

For more information on the exhibit click here.

Next UP...

April 4-7

The Annual "To Be Hung Over" sale.  This is a unique opportunity for those with original art to remarket their art pieces and for the community to buy them at an affordable price!  Reception will be on April 4th from 5-7 pm.  This exhibit is on display for only 4 days so be sure to come early to not be disappointed!  

April 11 - 28 we will host the annual High School Juried Art Exhibit.  Mandan and Bismarck high schools are all invited to participate in this exhibit featuring the talents of our local students.  The opening reception will be held on April 11 from 5 - 6:30 pm.

Funding for this exhibition comes from Marcia Sickler with additional funds from the ND Council on the Arts and the Tom & Frances Leach Foundation.

Check out the gallery store!

Lots of new items perfect for gift giving have been added  including the book "North Dakotans Never Give Up" by Larry Aasen, necklaces by Michelle Farnsworth, wood turnings by Larry Nelson, and earrings & bracelets by Gail Schadewald.  BAGA also carries Farnsworth's recent book "Are You Tiny" and children's books by Carter & Katherine Pendergast including "Pickles the Dog" and "I'm a Spinosaurus..." with their stuffed animals. 

Don't forget our notecards, Jules Loft bird feeders, Shelly Sayler and Judy Carlson pottery, Shannon Kline necklaces and artwork by a variety of artists!



Are you interested in becoming a member of the Bismarck Art & Galleries Association? If so, visit our Membership page to learn more about what membership has to offer.

BAGA hours   

Tuesday through Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 10 am to 1pm


PAW Art Parade

Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, in collaboration with Bismarck Public Schools, Bismarck Public Schools Foundation and the Central Dakota Humane Society present The Paw Art Parade exhibit.

Wednesday, March 29 from 5-7 PM
Gallery Chat: 5:30 PM

Join us for an evening of art, entertainment and refreshments created by our BPS students. BPS student artwork will be featured along with a special art showcase of CDHS adoptable pets!

Annual To Be Hung Over Sale 

This year's event will be held April 4-7 with a reception being held on April 4th from 5-7 p.m.  Be sure to fill out the registration form (click here) if you have some artwork you would like to sell.  

Remember, this is sale is NOT for artists to sell their own work.  It's for people who have artwork they no longer have room for or no longer fits their needs.  

This year's sale will have lots of artwork as several members have downsized !  Be sure to check it out!


Beginning Woodcarving with Becky Barnes   

April 22 from 9am-4pm

Becky will lead you through the basics of woodcarving and assist you as you work on specific projects provided by her.  It should be a fun class and everything you need will be provided. The class fee is only $15 and includes all materials needed!

En Plein Aire Workshop

Artists Larry Maslowski, Sally Storslee & Paul Noot will conduct this workshop.  5:30 pm – 8 pm

Learn everything you need to know to take your art making outdoors! After a brief introduction, we’ll break into three groups - oils, acrylics, and watercolors – depending on the medium in which you’d like to work. Larry will teach oils; Sally will teach acrylics; and Paul will teach watercolors. You’ll learn a brief history, the benefits of painting outdoors, how to get started, and the materials needed, before breaking into groups and heading outdoors. There you’ll learn to prepare a thumbnail sketch, set up your equipment, tone your canvas, transfer your sketch, block in and finish your painting. During the last portion, everyone will gather to share about their experience. We are limiting class size to 6 per medium (oil, acrylic or watercolor).

June 2 & 3  "Art for Art's Sake Flea Market

Now's the time to start putting aside items for BAGA's annual flea market!   We'll start collecting items around May 1st.  If you have something you think would go well and you can't store it that long just let us know.  We'll work with you!  Most items are welcome - but please no clothing!



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 of Operation

Tuesday - Friday 10AM - 5PM  (or by appointment)

Saturdays  10-1 PM 

Closed  Sunday & Monday 


For Event Tickets, Member  information, and to DONATE NOW please click here


Bismarck Art & Galleries Association is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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