About Us

IMG_1137Nelson County Arts Council

Pekin Days Art Show committee was formed in 1993. After repeated successful art exhibits during the annual Pekin Days celebration and a growing interest from all Nelson County residents, the committee applied for and received a 501c3 non-profit status under the name of Nelson County Arts Council in 1999.

Today the Nelson County Arts Council produces one of the largest judged art show and sales in North Dakota, displaying artists’ work from North Dakota and the surrounding U.S. to Canada bringing in collectors from all over the U.S.; a Student Art Show representing high school students’ artwork from Dakota Prairie, Devils Lake, Fort Totten, Griggs County Central, Hatton, Lakota, Larimore, Minnewaukan, Warwick, Independent Study Students and many more. Including art from our summer youth camp at the Stump Lake Fine Arts Youth Camp grades 3-12.

The mission of Nelson County Arts Council is to presnet and preserve the arts in Nelson County.

Jennifer Parker
Debra Hensrud, President
Linda Loe, Secretary
Gene Gunhus
Charlotte Hatlestad
Kara Wiechmann
Rod Fuglestad
Verna Lindvall
Carrol Dahl
Kennedy Gjorvik

The Board of Directors is composed of residents representing communities throughout Nelson County and extended area. If you are interested in being an active board member (3 yrs) of NCAC please contact us. ncac@gondtc.com or 701-296-4410

Nelson County Arts Council received North Dakota Governor’s Award in 2001 and the Leadership Award in 2005

NCAC Strategic Plan 2016


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