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