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From the largest Scandinavian festival in the nation to one of the smallest cities in the U.S.. to support a full symphony orchestra, the friendly city of Minot is home to a lively art community and a thriving culture. Here’s just a taste of what our Magic City has to offer:

Visual Arts

Minot Artspace - This downtown Minot space includes a gallery by the Turtle Mountain Tribal Arts Association for the exhibition and sale of works by Chippewa, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara and Sioux artists.  The Minot Artspace Lofts have 24 units of affordable live/work space where artists can create, increase their income and establish roots in Minot. 

Artspace Suite 1 Gallery - Artspace Suite 1 Gallery is a diverse cooperative of members who are dedicated to creating art & presenting their art to the community.

Lillian and Coleman Taube Museum of Art - the museum has a wide range of exhibits and activities including visual arts, educational programs, cultural and social events. 

Northwest Arts Center - located in the Gordon B. Olson Library on the Campus of Minot State University, this gallery features student, faculty, regional, national and international artists.  The gallery has its own separate entrance on the south side of the library.

POEM Design Co. - POEM (People of Earth Matter) was founded on the belief that all people are connected by the earth, and hence to one another.  Many artists don't have access to the resources they need to market their goods effectively.  With its e-commerce platform, POEM can provide those artists with the infrastructure they need to give their work exposure and reach, and connect with customers around the world.


Brick Studio

International Artist Series

Rinat Mouzafarov - Institute of Dance & Ballet Theater

Studio X, a new generation of Dance

The Dance Company


Make a Scene Kids Theater

Mouse River Players Community Theater

MSU Campus Players

MSU Summer Theater


Brass Band of Minot

Children's Music Academy

Cool Beans

Frozen Fingers Musical Association

Heritage Singers

International Artist Series

Minot Chamber Chorale

Minot City Band

MSU Music Division

Minot Symphony Orchestra


Western Plains Opera Company

Museums & More

Dakota Territory Air Museum
A showplace of aviation history where the goal is to provide the most comprehensive aviation facility in the state and region.  Open May - October, otherwise by appointment.

Magic City Discovery Center
Magic City Discovery Center is a children's museum with hands-on activities under construction on Minot's north hill.  Thyme have announced intentions to have a permanent, year-round facility that will provide STEAM-based exhibits as well as outdoor exhibit space, educationally classrooms and community multi-purpose space.

The Railroad Museum of Minot
The Railroad Museum of Minot is dedicated to the history and culture that established many of the state's cities through the railroad.  Displays and artifacts trace the vital impact of the railroads on the communities and the way of life the railroads provided for many people.  The museum focuses on the time period from 1886 to present and has may hands on display and information for visitors of all ages.  Admission is free.  Open Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Ward County Historical Society - Official Historical Society for Ward County
Located in Burlington, the Ward County Historical Society is a non-profit, volunteer organization charged with the collection, preservation and interpretation of the rich history and culture of Ward County and the Northern Plains region.  The facility is open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., June 1 - August 31.

Interested in learning more about Minot’s art, culture, and upcoming events? Visit the Minot Area Council of the Arts, the Scandinavian Heritage Association, and Visit Minot for more information.

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