Check Out New Exhibits and Art Classes this Month at the James Memorial Art Center in Williston
A new month means new exhibits and art classes at the James Memorial Art Center in Williston.
Now on display in Gallery 1 Susan Brekke “To Make A Prairie”
Stunning large scale landscape and floral paintings and a small selection of pottery (in display in Gallery 2).
On display in Gallery 2 is the Williston High School Semester 2 Student art work. Congratulations to the following artists:
Best in Show: Kenadee K. Grade 12
1st Place: Syndr B. Grade 11
Honorable Mention: Sierra A. Grade 12
Stop in to vote for people’s choice and enjoy a free to the public reception on
Friday May 12th 7-8:30 refreshments will be served.
Friday, May 5th is the Mother's Day Flower Pot Class. Spots are almost full. Mom’s love flowers and they will love them even more planted in a planter made by their kiddo! This is an all ages adult/child class (an adult will stay and assist their student). Friday, May 5th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Cost of the class is $25 for Member and $30 for Non-member. You must be pre-registered for this class. Spots are limited! Enroll now at thejamesmemorial.org
K-6 students are welcome to come create a bright close up Georgia O’Keeffe inspired poppy painting while learning a little about the artist and acrylic painting techniques! The Georgia O'Keefe Acrylic Painting Class is Tuesday, May 9 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Must be pre registered to attend! $20 Member. $25 Nonmember. Sign up today at thejamesmemorial.org
Did you know the James has a wonderful collection of art that includes many famous artists? The James is celebrating Salvador Dali’s birthday Thursday, May 11 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM. This is a free event and open to the public. Come for some cake, a fun kids make and take craft, and view the collection of signed Dali prints from their permanent collection.
The Collage Bison class is Tuesday, May 16 from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM. (K-6 students) Bison are a familiar summer sight here in North Dakota! Make your own from hand made papers that will be collaged to make the great bison! Students will learn to create their own papers with watercolor resist, and coffee painting and then cut out and collage into a summer bison scene! Must be preregistered to attend and spots are limited! $20 for Member. $25 for Nonmember. Sign up today at thejamesmemorial.org
Registration is open for the Youth Nature Weaving Class. Come learn how to use natural materials to create a beautiful work of art. Ages 3 and up. Saturday May 27th 10:00 AM - 11:00AM. Must be pre registered to attend! $15 for Member. $20 for Nonmember. Sign up today at thejamesmemorial.org
Join the James every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month for Game Night! Bring your favorite board, card or RPG games and some friends and snacks, or join in on a game with others! All are welcome, free and open to the public from 7:00 PM to Midnight.
Becoming a member of the James is easy and the best way to support! Visit thejamesmemorial.org and sign up to be a member today! Membership dollars go directly to supporting operating costs at the James. The benefits of being a member are amazing. Always be in the know of the happenings, art class discounts, and more.
Can you believe the James has been sharing art with the community for 30 years? Come celebrate with them June 17th from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM for cake and ice cream on the lawn. Kids art projects, live music, food trucks, and catch a tour of the facility.
Looking for a spot to hold a meeting, birthday party, baby shower, wedding/reception, ect? Check out the James! Renting the James helps to fund continued operations of the facility and is a great way to support the mission to preserve the historic building! Their beautiful facility is available to rent by the room. Find all pricing and info at
Questions? Call the James at 701-774-3601. The James Memorial Art Center is located at 621 1st Ave West, Williston, ND.
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