James Memorial Arts Center

James Memorial Arts Center
621 1st Ave. W.
P.O. Box 1714
Williston, ND 58802

President: Deana Novak
Office: (701) 774-3601
Email: jmps@nemont.net

In March of 1993, the James Memorial Preservation Society was formed to save the historic library of Williston from destruction. The library building was completed in 1911 and functioned as the city's library until 1980 and is now listed on the National Historic Register. The Preservation Society wanted to develop an arts center with a place to hold educational forums, workshops and meetings. Regular exhibitions and gallery talks feature the Upper Missouri Camera Club Photography, Williston Area Woodworkers, Dakota Prairie Quilter's Guild plus regional artists. Yearly events at the James include Soup's On, FolkArt Festival, Warm-Up After Light-Up and Second Sunday Concerts. Both levels of the building are utilized with exhibitions in the Main Gallery and adjacent Green Room and art classes, workshops and concerts in the lower level. The James is handicapped accessible with a ramp and elevator.

Tuesday - Friday, 8 am - 1 pm and Sundays, 1-5 pm.