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Our mission is Celebrating Art, History, and Culture

The Capital Gallery is a fine art gallery in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota, open since 2016.*

In following our mission of Celebrating Art, History, and Culture, we showcase remarkable art in downtown Bismarck through rotating exhibits and events. We promote both established and emerging artists from our region, host receptions with presenting artists, and sponsor an annual student art show. All exhibits are open to the public at no cost. Artwork sales help support both the artists and The Capital Gallery.

We are proud to partner with other nonprofits to support a vibrant art community and to enhance Bismarck/Mandan's cultural vitality.

We are a membership-supported, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.


We invite you to support our mission through membership, a gift membership, or donation. We have many membership opportunities.

Board of Directors


Jim Christianson, Chair

Kari Cutting, Past Chair

Jessie Johnson, Vice Chair
David Lindell, Secretary/Treasurer


Ganya Anderson
Marlo Anderson
Kirsten Baesler
Steve Hamar
Molly Herrington
Brian Kroshus
Medora Sletten
Rolf Sletten
Kevin Stadler
Andrea Travnicek
Helen White

Business Manager: Ralynn Vedvick

Donor & Artist Development Director: Deb Jaeger

For more information, Contact us.

More about what we do

At the November meeting of 1 Million Cups - North Dakota*, Ganya Anderson, a Capital Gallery board member, hosted Jim Christianson, board chair, and Alicia Leingang, artist and owner of Carden Custom Framing. The three provided an overview of The Capital Gallery, the value of art, and the importance of supporting artists in our community and region. Listen to their presentations here, starting at 27:50:00:

1MCND: Capital Gallery & Carden Custom Framing

* The Capital Gallery was initially operated by the Lewis & Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, which began its first chapter in 1995 to build and sustain the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center and Fort Mandan in Washburn, ND. After 20 years, those facilities became part of the North Dakota State Historical Society. In 2016, The Capital Gallery was opened to continue the mission of presenting and supporting regional artists.

About the Gallery

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