James memorial art center seeking funds to assist in purchasing a printer for the office

For quite some time now, we have been having lots of troubles with the printer/copy machine in the office at the James. Recently, it has become nearly impossible to print important papers for advertising events, classes and newsletters we send out to James members. Without advertising, less people hear about the events, art classes and such that take place at the James. With less people attending events and classes, the less funding we receive from class registration, event entrance fees, donations, as well as grants. The James Memorial Preservation Society has been issued a matching funds grant opportunity by an anonymous donor. The money raised will be used to purchase a new printer/copier machine and pay for a service plan, for the office at the James.

The donor will donate up to $800 on a dollar for dollar match. *The printer/copier and service plan will cost around $3,000 in total, we would greatly appreciate as many donations as we can get even if it is over the matched amount of $800*

If you are considering making a charitable contribution to a local non-profit, please keep the James in mind.  Your donation will allow us to continue to keep the office up and running without spending money other places for printing.  It doesn’t have to be a large amount – remember that monies donated will double with this challenge.

The James Memorial Preservation Society is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization under the regulations of the IRS.  Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by the law.

Thank you for your continued support of the James Memorial Art Center. 


A birthday celebration for vincent van gogh on March 30th!

Come join us at the James Memorial Art Center as we celebrate one of the greatest artists of all time! We will be throwing a Birthday party honoring the life of Vincent Van Gogh and celebrating his 166th Birthday! The party is Saturday, March 30th from 6:30 pm until 8 pm. This event is FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC!! This is a great event for the whole family as we will have children’s art activities, cake, a photo booth, and even a Vincent Van Gogh look alike contest! For more information about this event or any other events, please call the office during business hours.


Williston Area woodworkers club & williston camera club exhibit at the James March 9th through the 15th

The Williston Area Woodworkers club and the Williston Camera club will have their artwork on display at the James from March 9th until the 15th, The James will be offering extended gallery hours. We will be open from 10:00 am-7:00 pm on Friday and Saturday the 9th and 10th. During the week, March 11, 12, 13, 14, & 15 the gallery will be open until from 9 am until 7 pm to view this exhibit. There will also be a silent auction, dates pending.


Artist call for Small Works community juried show

The James Memorial Art Center is hosting a Small Works juried community show. This exhibition is open for public entries. We are excited to see all the talent Williston has to offer! This show will be on display during the month of April and prizes will be awarded for Best of Show in our adult and youth categories. Drop off dates for art are March 22nd through the 29th. For more information, please call the James during business hours. See button down below for entry forms.


Williston State College Art Show & Artist Reception

The James Memorial Art Center will hold an artist reception on Thursday, February 7th from 7;00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for the Williston State College Student Art Show. This show will be on display in both galleries throughout the month of February, starting on the 2nd. Be sure to stop by to view these creations by WSC’s incredibly talented students!


Upcoming Events:

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Game Night at the James

On the second Saturday of each month, from 5:00 p.m. to midnight, we will be hosting a community game night!  Role playing games, card games, board games, are all welcome! Join our board members as they bring their favorite games for a night of friendly competition!  Coffee will be provided, and participants are encouraged to bring their own snacks.  So, pack up your favorite game and meet us at the James!

This event is free and open to the public!  Donations welcome.  

Out Loud at the James

Calling all acoustic musicians, storytellers, comedians and poets!  This night is for you!  Join us every third Friday of the month from 8 to 10 p.m. Bring your poems, songs, and jokes and share with a welcoming crowd of your neighbors and friends.  Enjoy the atmosphere as we turn Center Stage into a hip coffee house! There is no entry fee, however, donations are welcome. 

Questions?  Contact us at 701.774.3601.


Art Fest 2018

Join us on Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Recreation Park for a day of art and entertainment! 

For more information, see the Art Fest page. 

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