One-of-a-kind artwork is coming soon to the Fort Mandan Visitors Center! The center will display artwork created by the Prairie Plein Air Artists starting July 13, 2019 through the rest of the summer. The artwork was created on site at Fort Mandan and captures its unique features, including the fort, tepee and surrounding area.
Plein air painting is French for "open air", where artists are outside and paint the subject or scenery in roughly two hours. Much more time than that and the natural light changes the look of the subject. The Prairie Plein Air Artists formed in 2013 after a group of Dakota artists gathered together to begin painting outdoors. The artists travel around the state including previous visits to Fort Mandan.
Artwork on display (that is part of the exhibit) is available for purchase.
For more information, contact the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center: (701) 462-8535