Contact or Visit Us!

422 East Front Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58504
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Hours of Operation

Tuesday – Friday 10AM – 5PM; Saturday 10AM – 1PM

Closed Saturdays Memorial Day through Labor Day

Hours around holidays may vary. Check the web or call for holiday hours.

Shop Our Gallery Store

Looking for a unique gift or home décor item? Shop our Gallery Store featuring hundreds of hand-crafted works of art including carved bowls, jewelry, cards, paintings, ornaments, walking sticks, and more! The Gallery Store is open Tuesday through Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturdays, 10 am to 1 pm.

  • We accept credit or debit cards, checks and cash
  • We have a lift to accommodate any physical abilities
  • We love tours! Bring in your group to view the art, learn about the artists and shop the gallery store.

Our Mission

The Bismarck Art & Galleries Association works consistently to stimulate the study and presentation of the visual arts, to encourage and expand participation and appreciation by all persons, and to preserve our regional cultural heritage.


We are a private non-profit art gallery that got its start when the Elan Gallery and the Bismarck Art Gallery joined forces back in 1983. The combined galleries became Bismarck Art & Galleries Association or BAGA, for short.

BAGA is located at 422 E Front Avenue in Bismarck, in a charming, historic building that was previously the Burlington Northern Railroad warehouse. The vaulted ceilings and brick arches are full of history and character. With stunning art on the walls, it makes an amazing venue for private gatherings. Located in downtown Bismarck, the gallery is close to many local restaurants, the Art Alley and other attractions. 

The building features 153 running feet of exhibition space in the Main Gallery and an additional 44 running feet in the Member Gallery. There is also a giftshop, classroom, a full kitchen, and a flexible gallery space for rentals.

The gallery offers new exhibits monthly – showcasing the works of more than 200 artists per year. Outside of five group exhibitions per year, where member and non-member artists, and students, participate, we feature two artists every month. We also hold classes, lectures, and social events in the gallery space.

Every August, we host and produce the Capital A’Fair – a large summer art festival on the North Dakota State Capitol grounds.

Staff / Board

Lynae Hanson

Executive Director

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Jan Webb

Assistant Director

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Kim Eslinger

Gallery Assistant


  • Nate Palczewski, Board President 
  • Paige Pederson, Board Vice President 
  • Melissa Gordon, Secretary 
  • Martha Holzer, Past Board President 
  • Clare Carlson 
  • Madonna Guenthner 
  • Kyle Hartley 
  • Sherry Niesar 
  • Mark Zimmerman 
  • Jennifer Eaton, CPA, serves as Board Treasurer, however, she is a hired contractor.
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