The 2022 North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is currently on display at the James Memorial Art Center in Williston, North Dakota. Visit during normal gallery hours through September 30.

The arts festival is a juried traveling exhibition featuring 2D, 3D, performance artists, writers, and experimental filmmakers and animators who have work relating to human rights, civil rights, or social justice issues. The work of over 60 artists is on display.

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Artist Reception

Meet artists from the festival at the James Memorial Art Center on Friday, September 16, from  7 – 8:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.


Learn more about the artists taking part in this year’s festival via our online program. Included in the program are artists’ websites, social media links, and more.


Featuring works for sale from the exhibition. Your purchase of unique artwork supports human rights artists from around the globe.


Join us special theatrical screenings of experimental and animated films from the human rights arts festival. Free and open to the public.

The Festival

A documentary about the 2019 North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival Artists Reception in Bismarck, North Dakota. The documentary features artists Shane Balkowtisch, Kathy Fettig, Kim Christianson, and Paul Noot.

The artist reception took place at the Bismarck Downtown Artists Cooperative on Friday, February 1 from 6-8 p.m.

Produced by Ben Smith in collaboration with Alicia Hegland and Jim Kambeitz.


Film submissions accepted exclusively through