Take in the Vibrant North Dakota Arts Scene

Explore North Dakota's creative side with galleries, festivals and more.

North Dakota doesn't lack for entertainment with more than 500 events, festivals, galleries and concerts annually.

Plan to sing along, do a two-step or craft your own creation at one of North Dakota's arts and entertainment venues. Check out the sites for plays, athletic events, galleries, special events, festivals and interpretive centers. See artisans at work and semi-pro teams at play, or find out how to participate in a powwow or Norwegian folk festival. Sing to the rafters at one of our concert venues like the Fargodome, Bismarck Civic Center, Minot All Seasons Arena or Grand Forks' Alerus Center, Ralph Englestad Arena and Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Art created by, or simply appreciated by, North Dakotans can be experienced in many ways. Check out the North Dakota Council on the Arts for a good overview. You'll also want to visit the North Dakota Museum of Art, Plains Art Museum and the many art and craft fairs around the state.

North Dakota Arts & Museums

Check out the following North Dakota art venues and museums and begin your cultural adventure today.

Prairie Fire Pottery, Beach
Studio and showroom of North Dakota potter, Tama Smith. Studio and kiln tours available upon request. 

Badlands Dinosaur Museum, Dickinson 
Museum features 14 full-scale dinosaurs, minerals, mammals, fossils and sea life. 

Paul Broste Rock Museum, Parshall
Museum displays rock specimens from all around the world; cut, ground and polished into spheres and slabs of unimaginable beauty. 

Bismarck Art and Galleries Association, Bismarck
Exhibits of art, photography and sculptures by local, regional and national artists. 

Five Nations Gallery and Gifts, Mandan
Authentic Native American artwork, jewelry, sculptures, baskets, quivers, buffalo robes and raw materials.

Lillian and Coleman Taube Museum of Art, Minot
Contemporary artwork of regional, national and international artists changing every 4-6 weeks. There is a main gallery and a lower gallery space, so typically there are two exhibits running simultaneously. 

Plains Art Museum, Fargo
Accredited fine art museum in the heart of historic downtown Fargo. Cafe Muse, The Store, exhibitions, performances, special events, tours, classes.

Dakota Fine Art, Fargo
Artist collective gallery that displays and sells fine art in the historic Dakota Business College building in the Block 8 District of downtown Fargo.

North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks
Three galleries house exhibitions of regional, national and international art.

The Arts Center, Jamestown
The Arts Center hopes to inspire your creative side is by hiring regional artists to teach classes in a wide variety of artistic disciplines.

Summer Theaters, Cultural Centers & Performing Arts

If you agree with Shakespeare, that "all the world's a stage," you'll enjoy North Dakota's summer theaters, cultural centers and performing arts. 

Medora Musical, Medora
Musical variety show performed outdoors in the beautiful North Dakota Badlands. Fast-paced, western show includes singing, dancing, comedy and variety acts. 

Ukrainian Cultural Institute, Dickinson
Ukrainian cultural exhibits, folk art, research library and cheese button factory.

Bismarck Art and Galleries Association, Bismarck
Exhibits of art, photography and sculptures by local, regional and national artists. 

International Peace Garden, Dunseith
2,339-acre botanical garden commemorating peace between the U.S. and Canada. 

Frost Fire Summer Theatre, Walhalla
Outdoor amphitheater nestled in the Pembina Gorge features Broadway-style musical presentations.

Mouse River Players, Minot
Community theater providing live, quality theater experiences to the community of Minot and the surrounding rural areas.