July 9 Downtown Bismarck News

German Days Almost Here

We have had a great early response to our newest event, Downtowners German Days, coming up July 17-18.  This will be a celebration of all things German, including music, beer, and food.  The event is a conscious effort by the Downtowners Association to highlight our unique and local community flavor and history in Bismarck.  It’s also a chance to starting programming an area of Downtown Bismarck that has been recognized as a future community gathering space, the Historic Depot on Main Ave.  We hope you’ll come out and join us for this kick-off to German Days and the start of bigger things to come!
Proceeds from the event will go to the Downtowners Association and Downtown Bismarck Community Foundation.
For  German Days event details, entertainment line-up, and vendor information visit our website:www.downtownbismarck.com.

Association News

Welcome to our newest members! 
Bismarck State College
1500 Edwards Avenue
Bismarck State College, an innovative community college, offers high quality education, workforce education, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities.

Elevate Studios 
Elevate Studios provides professional photos for events, weddings, families, seniors, commercial and sports events. Their goal is to help businesses and consumers “elevate” their presence in the community whether that’s a simple snapshot or a full blown wedding ceremony.

Dakota West Arts Council
Thank you to Dakota West Arts Council for supporting our 4th Annual Downtowners Art & Wine Walk.  The Downtowners received a grant from DWAC through the City of Bismarck for community art projects.  We appreciate the continued support! http://dakotawestarts.org/

The annual “Safe Home for Kids” raffle by member theAbused Adult Resource Center (AARC) is currently underway. It features prizes totaling more than $3,100. The raffle benefits the abused women and children who come to AARC’s two shelters that provide a temporary safe home for homeless families. Tickets can be purchased at the AARC office at 218 W. Broadway or the Seeds of Hope Store at 520 E. Main Avenue, you can also request more tickets at 222-8370.The drawing for the raffle prizes will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 28, at the AARC office.

Downtown News

The summer of 2015 marks the eleventh season of Urban Harvest. Every Thursday from July 9 through August 13, downtown Bismarck will be transformed into a picturesque open-air market that features a variety of local artists, crafters, food vendors, farmers and entertainers.  Located in Downtown Bismarck, on the corner of 4th and Broadway, Urban Harvest market hours are 10:00am to 8:00pm. In addition, the Urban Harvest stage offers a children’s hour, noon performance and an evening concert at 6:00-7:30 pm.


Upcoming Events
July 9
Downtown Bismarck
July 10
Belle Mehus Auditorium
July 10-August 8
Bismarck Downtown Artist Co-op
July 16
Downtown Bismarck
July 17 & 18
The Historic Depot