Formerly known as Beers and Boutiques, the event is now Shops and Hops! Sample beers, ready to drink cocktails and seltzers selected by McQuade Distributing and the Downtowners on Thursday, August 3rd, 4 pm-8 pm. In addition to great drinks, which includes many limited seasonal varieties and new products, there will be downtown store sales and deals.
Make it to each location to win a GRAND PRIZE. You’ll check in at a designated location downtown to receive your Shops and Hops map.
Early bird tickets are $35, or you can purchase a $50 ticket and donate an additional $15 to the Bismarck Cancer Center!
Proceeds from the event support the Downtown Bismarck Community Foundation 501c3 and the Bismarck Cancer Center 501c3 nonprofits. Must be 21 to Participate.
Like Amazon Prime Days, but better and local! Help us celebrate our local businesses by signing up your local business to participate in these two days full of awesome in-person and online sales or by participating as a customer.
NDSU Extension is hosting a Health Equity Action Forum from July 14th from 4-6 pm at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Library. An Action Forum is a community meeting where action ideas from the Dialogue Circle process are shared with a wide variety of community members. This Action Forum will showcase two to three action ideas to improve health equity in the community and give community members to work on action ideas they are passionate about. There will be entertainment, food, and important conversation.
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Bismarck Art & Galleries Association presents “Artist and Muse,” Charles Beck woodcuts and poetry by Timothy Murphy.
Throughout his life, Beck’s primary subject was the landscape and nature of Otter Tail County. Instead of an exact representation, he worked to create an interpretation of his own experiences and vision. Poet Timothy Murphy was an admirer and friend of Beck and derived both enjoyment and inspiration from his friend’s artwork. This exhibit features works from the Timothy Murphy Collection.
Member artist, Alicia Leingang, will be featured in the member gallery. Alicia works mostly in watercolors and is inspired by all things outdoors.
The artist reception at BAGA will be Tuesday, July 11, from 5 to 7 pm.The gallery chat will be at 5:30 pm.
This two day class will be held both Wednesday, July 12 and Wednesday, July 19 from 10:30 am to 12 pm at the Bismarck Art Gallery. Instructor Pam Vukelic will lead this meditative activity in which you may lose yourself while creating a thing of beauty. Zentangle is an international phenomenon focused on mindful drawing which involves combining defined patterns, known as tangles, into original works of art. Learn the fundamental steps as well as 8-10 different tangles. Class is held over two different days. $30 per participant (supplies included).
Opening July 11th, 5:30-8:30, is Art in Bloom, hosted by BDAC. The event is a collaboration between florists and visual artists. Artists create a visual piece while the florists create a beautiful floral arrangement inspired by the artwork. The exhibit runs July 11-29.
Urban Harvest kicks off Thursday, July 20th and will run every Thursday through August 10th from 11 am to 8 pm. Urban Harvest is a community event that brings together delicious food, fun entertainment, and talented artisans in downtown Bismarck.
The Friends of the Bismarck Public Library will be selling used books outside on the library plaza from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, July 15. Books will be for sale for $1 per pound, with other items priced separately. Proceeds benefit the programs and services of the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library.
Think&Drink is a humanities happy hour! Join us for a free drink (included in ticket price) and meet other civically-minded people in the community while learning about the foundations of our democracy from top-notch scholars.
Located at Laughing Sun Brewery, join Humanities North Dakota as they explore: The “We” in “We the People”with scholar Serge Danielson-Francois July 16th from 6 pm to 8 pm.
Join local artist Achala Aull for a henna tattoo workshop July 9th at 1:30. All supplies will be provided. Registration is required. Call 355-1480 or stop by the Adult Information Desk to sign up. This event is open to teens and adults.
Combine exquisite nature photography with intriguing ceramic sculptures and expressive, colorful paintings, and you’ve got the essence of “Natural Beauty,” the new art exhibit currently on display and for sale at The Capital Gallery in Bismarck. Items are the work of renowned artists Dave Bruner, photographer; Brad Bachmeier, potter; and Zhimin Guan, painter. The exhibit will run through the end of July.
This Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm is BisMarket which runs all summer. In addition to the high quality, locally produced or made products, the weekend will feature an exciting entertainment and activities schedule. BisMarket is located at Kiwanis Park on Sweet Avenue.
9 am – Yoga with Transitions Yoga 10 am – Music by Kittyko 11:15 am – Bismarck Gymnastics Academy Mini and Gold Gems Performance Tumbling Team 11:45 am – Music by Wayde Schafer
This class covers the basics of Ancestry Library Edition and MyHeritage Library Edition databases. Class lasts 90 minutes. Pre-registration is required through the Information Desk, 355-1480. The last class offered is coming up, July 11th at 3 pm.
GypsyFoot reunites one last time for their farewell tour on their 20th anniversary! This is not going to be one that you want to miss out on. Ben Suchy will kick things off with GypsyFoot closing the night out.
Stop in early and grab some dinner before our kitchen closes at 7 pm! Doors at 7:30 pm. First come, first served! Parking available in the lot on Front St. or in the neighborhood (be respectful of neighbors).
Join local members of Bismarck Mandan Professional Women in Building (BMPWB) as they share the story of a house being built entirely by women builders. See photos of the actual project and hear details of the house. Representatives of BMPWB will be available to discuss the book.
The next BMPWB story time is at the Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library on July 12th from 10:45-11:05 am. The event is free and open for all infants through elementary age with their caregiver.
Bismarck Veterans Memorial Public Library presents “Musical Stress Relief.” The library is excited to bring Boram Chern from Matilda Studio to present Musical Stress Relief! Bring the family to this fun musical event, and let the stress melt away! Participants of all ages will learn ways to relax through musical expression. The event is free and open to all ages. The event runs Tuesday evenings, 6:30 pm to 7:15 pm, June 6th through August 1st in the Children’s Library Story Room.