Capital Gallery opens in downtown Bismarck

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BISMARCK, N.D. - A new art gallery in downtown Bismarck is rooted strongly in this state's culture and history.

The Capital Gallery is owned and operated by the Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation.

Fine art sold here features a regionally based theme or artist. Multiple art mediums are offered for the art lover, including oil and acrylic paintings.

"We're showcasing the the great artists from across North Dakota, from Minnesota to Montana. Bronze sculptures as well, a great variety of art," said Capital City Gallery President David Borlaug.

The nonprofit moved its offices from the Washburn museum to the gallery in downtown Bismarck. Vern Erickson's work expresses his vision.

"My art is mostly illustrations. I do mostly oil paintings that depict a part of history of North Dakota," said Van Erickson.

The running of the interpretive center was handed to the state parks system in 2015.

Proceeds from gallery's sales are dedicated to the funding the interpretive center and Fort Mandan.

The Capital Art Gallery is open six days a week. It is located at 109 North Fourth Street.