Cando Arts Center

Cando Arts Center
1115 4th Avenue
Cando, ND 58324

Shelley Lord, Director
Office: (701) 968-4501
Email: sblordtwo@gondtc.com

The Cando Arts Council/Center/Gallery was formed in 1983 by Shelly Lord, Babe Belzer, Diane Duty, and Sue Ackre in Cando (pop. 1,564). The Council hosts yearly performing musical arts for the high school and during the summer months, a children's musical along with adult plays and local talent performances.

The Center/Gallery has been working with area schools and displays student artwork. This past year 604 pieces of art were displayed and judged, with 125 pieces taken to the Taube Museum of Art in Minot for state competition, with 14 chosen. CAC hosts 8-9 art or fiber works per year and other exhibitions deemed of interest to their area. 2-3 exhibitions are generally through NDAGA, one regional connection (relative or friend), an open art show, folk art show combined (includes quilts, dolls, etc.), one yearly student art show and the ND Student traveling show.

They host 3 murder/mystery dinners to raise money for improvements. Local area schools (Rocklake, Bisbee/Egeland, Leeds, Rolette, Border Central and Wolford) often tour the gallery and the auditorium where it is housed. The Center often offers workshops on various topics,from oil painting to T-shirt decorating. Every year they host an open art show at the Hawk Museum during their Annual Museum Days Festival in June.

Hours: Tuesday through Sunday: 1-4 PM.