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: Bob Toso
Retired superintendent, Jamestown public schools

Vice-President: Dave Hillerud
Co-owner, Hillerud Construction

Treasurer: Max Post van der Burg
Research scientist

Secretary: Jennifer P. Kross
Communications specialist, Ducks Unlimited

Nicole Haut
Respiratory therapist, Anne Carlsen Center

Lois Humann
Retired surgery nurse

Natalie McKenna
Creative writer, University of Jamestown

Emma Mickelson
Teacher, Jamestown Public Schools

Sarah Schatz
Medical doctor, Sanford Health

Casey Stoudt
Owner, RM Stoudt Ford-Lincoln-Mercury

Brenda Jarski-Weber
Wildlife biologist, Western Ecosystems Technologies