Run by artists and for artists, the Bismarck Downtown Artist Cooperative has its finger on the pulse of all local art developments. Set up in 2011 with the mission of boosting interest in the fine arts among Bismarck’s residents, the art space has since held numerous collective exhibitions, including a successful art swap with Gallery 4, another artists’ collective in nearby Fargo, and Reuse, Upcycle and Recreate, a show focusing on art created from recycled materials. Together with the respected Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, the Downtown Artist Cooperative is one of the most valuable art spaces in the city.
The Arts Center, founded in 1964, is Jamestown’s main art and culture venue, located in the city’s downtown area. With a programme that spans not only monthly exhibitions, but also stage plays and art classes, the centre presents works that relate to North Dakota in one way or another. Past shows have included Photographer Of The American West, which showcased the photographs of L.A. Huffman, and Creative Spirits, a double show by Lydia Richez-Bowman and Tammy Jones who share a passion for creative experimentation. A visit to the Arts Centre makes for an interesting afternoon in the Buffalo City.
The Arts Center, 115 2nd St. SW, Jamestown, ND, USA, +1 701 251 2496
Launched in 2005 and constructed using 62 doors (hence the name), 62 Doors Gallery is home to nine local artists and their studios. All the exhibitions organised here are the fruit of their collaboration: thematic shows in the past have included an exhibit about tattoo art and design, or the more self-explanatory Art Inspired by Music. Shows usually feature open calls, making this gallery a suitable venue to get acquainted with the work of North Dakota-based artists. Lively and genuinely enthusiastic about art, 62 Doors Gallery is a must-visit in Minot.