Bismarck Art & Galleries Association

Bismarck Art & Galleries Association
422 East Front Street
Bismarck, ND 58504

Linda Christman, Director
Office: (701) 223-5986
E-mail: baga@midconetwork.com

The Bismarck Art & Galleries Association was formed in January of 1983 in Bismarck (pop 49,256). It was the consolidation of two local art organizations, the Bismarck Art Association and Elan Gallery. The Bismarck Art Association began in the early 1940's with a few collectors who wanted to have a combined show of all local art collectors. The Elan was organized in 1967 by a group of local artists who wanted a permanent site to study, paint and display their work. In 1991, BAGA purchased and renovated an old railway freight warehouse. This is the current location. BAGA hosts ten to eleven exhibitions per year based on a ration of 1/3 local, 1/3 regional and 1/3 national artists. Monthly we feature a local artist or group of artists in the smaller gallery and try to maintain youth work in the classroom gallery space.

BAGA encourages tours during regular hours for area schools and also works with the local CVB to accommodate convention tours. They are in partnership with the THEO Art School and offer a variety of art classes year around. They have a scholarship available through a grant from Dayton's to provide art instruction for a variety of social services/private organizations. BAGA hosts a community wide art show at the local mall and during this time they offer tours, demonstrations and have a wide variety of artwork for public viewing....there are no fees (this is NOT a fundraiser.) Workshops include The Flickertail Woodcarvers and the Capitol City Quilters along with 2-3 for artists per year.

Hours: Tuesday through Friday: 10 am-5 PM Saturday and Sunday: 1 PM-3 PM