Nelson County Arts Council

Nelson County Arts Council

Our mission is to ensure the presentation and preservation of the arts throughout Nelson County and the extending area by presenting programs and events that will enlighten, instruct, and entertain our citizens.

Today the Nelson County Arts Council produces the largest judged art show and sales in North Dakota, displaying artists' work from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wyoming, Colorado, Montana and Canada; a Student Art Show representing high school students' artwork from Dakota Prairie, Lakota, Larimore, Warwick and Fort Totten schools, Home Schoolers and the Stump Lake Fine Arts Youth Camp.


NCAC knows the value and importance of art in all stages of life! Therefore we give back in our "Art for Life" Program.
"Art for Life" - The Therapeutic Power and Promise of the Arts

Produced by the North Dakota Council of the Arts in the hopes of encouraging individuals, organizations, and institutions to utilize art therapy or therapeutic art activities. This complimentary publication documents a pilot program and study with elders in a long-term care facility.




Successful non-profit county wide art council seeks PT Executive Director to manage operations and direct a variety of art events and programs with working Board of Directors and volunteers.  To apply, send or email letter of interest with resume to NCAC, PO Box 83, Pekin, ND 58361 or   Please call 701-322-4381 or email with any questions.