We believe that culture builds community.

The Jamestown Fine Arts Association (aka: The Arts Center) is an exciting place where you can be engaged in the arts—whether you are a visual artist, actor, writer, student, audience member or supporter.

We provide a wide variety of arts activities, exposure and experience for every age group and skill level. There is always something going on here at The Arts Center.


The Arts Center is operated by the Jamestown Fine Arts Association [a 501(c)3 organization], which has been promoting the arts in the Jamestown area since 1964.

Located in the heart of downtown, the main building features an exhibition gallery, performance stage, classroom, office, artist-in-residence apartment and studio. The Art Park, a beautiful garden and green space, was added in 2008. The Hansen Arts Studio, our adjacent building, houses a ceramics studio and adult classroom space.

The Arts Center is a spot for local artists to share their talents as well as a performance and exhibition location for artists from around the world to show their talents to the Jamestown community.

Jamestown Fine Arts Association also operates the Ila & J.A. Kirkpatrick Gallery at the Frontier Village in Jamestown. The gallery is open each summer and is operated by the Artisans, a volunteer artist group.

The Arts Center receives some funding from the North Dakota Council on the Arts and other grant sources. However, cash donations, volunteer support, product donations, and membership are essential to the success of all activities


The Arts Center activities are supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jamestown Fine Arts Association is supported by ArtsLab, a program of Arts Midwest.

Board of Directors

President: Laurel Haroldson
retired pharmacist

Vice-President: Dave Hillerud
vice-president, Hillerud Construction

Treasurer: Joan Morris
controller, Agri-Cover, Inc.

Secretary: Meghan Braun
mother & active community member

Steve Maier
surgeon, Sanford Health

Bev Orr
co-owner Orr Auctioneers

Max Post Van Der Berg
researcher, USGS Northern Prairie Wildlife Research

Kerry Wicks
musician and owner, Prairie Consulting

Casey Stoudt
owner RM Stoudt Ford-Lincoln-Mercury

Scott Bintz

Emma Mickelson
elementary educator

Bob Toso
retired superintendent of Jamestown public schools &
board president for Jamestown/Stutsman development corporation