We've hired a new Executive Director!

As you likely know by now, Lynae Hanson, our current Executive Director, plans to retire this summer to paint, travel, and spend more time with family. We began searching for a new executive director in March and are happy to announce we’ve now hired Lynae’s successor, Cherise Pfaff.

Cherise has most recently been teaching art at Shiloh Christian School. She grew up in a non-profit family environment and is also an accomplished artist. Cherise plans to work part-time now through mid-August, shadowing Lynae through the Capital A’Fair, before she steps into the role full-time.

Please give Cherise a warm welcome! You can reach her at 701-223-5986 or [email protected].

Public Art Projects in the works in Mandan and Bismarck!

Our two grant-supported art projects have kicked off and we hope you’ll follow along or participate.

Mandan’s Window Wonderland Scavenger Hunt started Friday, June 28 and ends Friday, July 26. Look for painted windows along Mandan’s Main Street and grab a scavenger hunt form from a participating business to search for special items in each window. We’re giving away $175 in Mandan Bucks on July 30th. Thanks to Mandan Progress Organization for the grant!

Click here for all the details! 

Ten artists have also started their canvases wrapped around trees for the Canvas Enchantment project supported by a ND Department of Commerce Vibrancy Grant. We’ll hold a couple of public paint days on the Capitol grounds and then hang the canvas illusions up during the Capital A’Fair. 

Follow both these events on our Facebook page.

Love Art?

Bismarck Art & Galleries Association showcases two new art exhibits every
month. We are Bismarck’s longest-standing art gallery focused on supporting artists through exhibits and sales, connecting collectors with art
they love, and giving our community the opportunity to learn through art
classes. Vibrant art communities attract tourism and entrepreneurs, which
means supporting us can really make a difference in your community!

Here’s how you can support the work we do:

1) Donate or Sponsor Exhibits

2) Become a Member / Purchase Tickets to Events

3) Buy Art / Shop the Gallery Store

4) Volunteer Your Time / Contribute to Receptions

5) Serve on a Committee or our Board

6) Follow us on social and tell your friends


Make a Difference. Reap the Rewards.

Receive Member Discounts

Get Notified of Events

Receive Special Recognition

Learn of Opportunities

When you become a member of Bismarck Art & Galleries Association, you’re providing a rewarding experience for yourself while contributing to the sustainability of the gallery and the communities we serve.

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