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About the Arts Center

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 and features The Boulder Pavillon & Prairie Grass Ballet sculptures as well as artist created mosaic benches. 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 owns 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

Board of Directors

President: Tory Hart
Senior Vice President at Bank Forward

Vice-President/Secretary: Joleen Reiland-Lorenz

Treasurer: Riley Akervik
Finance Director, Central Valley Health

Brianne Huber
Physician, Sanford Health

David Bruins
Civil Engineer, ND Dept. Transportation

Cassie DuBray
Deputy Director, Great Plains Housing Authority

Brian Lang
CSI Cable

Dina Laskowski
Retired UJ Faculty, Professor of Education

Allison Limke
Jamestown Tourism Visitor Experience Manager

Robert A. Puffe

Donna Schmitz
Director of Design & Publications, University of Jamestown

Ben Steinolfson
Account Executive, Dakota Central