Take in the Vibrant North Dakota Arts Scene
Explore North Dakota's creative side with museums, galleries, festivals and more.
North Dakota doesn't lack for entertainment with more than 500 events, festivals, performances and concerts annually, along with museums, galleries and art studios.
Sing and dance along at the concerts and music festivals, enjoy an entertaining play indoors or out, take in the beautiful artwork or craft your own creation at one of North Dakota's arts and entertainment venues. See artisans at work and enjoy a powwow, art show or Norwegian folk festival. Enjoy big-name and local artists perform at top-notch 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 Art Museums and Studios
Check out the following North Dakota art venues and museums to 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.
Bismarck Art and Galleries Association, Bismarck
Exhibits of art, photography and sculptures by local, regional and national artists.
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, Ukrainian dancing, research library and cheese button factory.
Sleepy Hollow Theatre & Arts Park, Bismarck
Sleepy Hollow is an outdoor theatre that strives to entertain and benefit the community in as many ways as possible through their summer musicals and more.
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.
MSU Summer Theatre, Minot
The theatre has a rich history and legacy and recent renovations to the theatre have significantly enhanced the overall experience, making it a great venue for anyone seeking outstanding performing arts in North Dakota.
Mouse River Players, Minot
Community theater providing live, quality theater experiences to the community of Minot and the surrounding rural areas.