Invest in Local Arts

Why become a Dakota West Arts Council member/sponsor?

Dakota West Arts Council’s (DWAC) members and sponsors contribute to our community through expanded arts awareness, opportunities, and advocacy. By becoming a member/sponsor you are part of a community of arts advocates, supporters, and enthusiasts committed to making Bismarck/Mandan and the region a vibrant, accessible, and inclusive community to live and work.

Public Art

Past and Current Public Arts Projects include:

Downtown Bismarck Art Alley 5.5, Bismarck Event Center Public Art Signage, 16th Street Park Mural, Heritage Art Tunnel mural, Electrical Boxes wrapped in Local Art

Public Art projects to come:

GoodSpace Community Murals and Community Mural Institute, Downtown 4th Street Mosaic Bench project, Heritage Art Tunnel expansion, More Electrical Box Wraps, Murals, Expanded Performance Spaces and Free and Open to All Public Arts Performances


Dakota West Arts Council prides itself in partnership with the City of Bismarck to provide $50,000 granted annually back to the community to arts organizations and individual artists in the Bismarck Region. Find full list of past grantees on our website:

Contribute to arts in our community


Individual Artist Membership $30
Individual/Family Membership $50
NonProfit Arts & Culture Organization $100
Government or Educational Institution $150


Picasso $2,500-
Shakespeare $1,000
Bob Dylan $500
Martha Graham $250-

*Complimentary membership included with Picasso, Shakespeare, and Bob Dylan Sponsorship donations.With all sponsorship donations you will receive recognition on Dakota West Arts Council’s website and newsletter, Pair(s) of complimentary tickets to DWAC’s Annual meeting and social, invitations to performances and arts events throughout the year.