An early international Christmas celebration for the Bismarck Arts and Gallery Association

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BISMARCK, ND - Christmas is coming early for some in Bismarck Saturday night.

The Bismarck Arts and Gallery Association held their annual Festival of the Arts. The theme was Christmas Around the World.

The night included auctions, a dance, and plenty of local musicians. Most of the songs played were Christmas songs to get everyone in the spirit of the season.

"This is one of our big fundraisers of the year, and it's just designed for people to come and have a good, entertaining time, and to enjoy the music, and a chance for us to raise some money through a silent auction, and a live auction. As well as purchase of exhibits," said Clare Carlson, Vice Chair of the Board, Bismarck Arts and Gallery Association.

About 70 items from local organizations and individuals were donated for the auctions.