Color, community…cows. If you’re looking for murals in Bismarck, North Dakota, you will find them at Alley 5.5: Bismarck Art Alley.
Bismarck Art Alley is an actual alley in downtown Bismarck, North Dakota that features commissioned street art from a multitude local artists. The project brings life to what otherwise would be a boring, drab, alley and celebrates North Dakota, as each artist was selected to pay tribute to the state through paints.
Alley 5.5 is located between fifth and sixth streets, halfway between Broadway and Main Avenues. The Bismarck Art Alley Program was created as a partnership between the Dakota West Arts Council, the Leadership Bismarck Mandan Project Team and the community of Bismarck in 2016. It was founded to foster the creation of public art around the city and connect the community through art.
These are the artists who have contributed work to the project: Erika Gallaway, Mitch Sander, Nicole Gagner, Andrea Ficek, Michael Renner, Grant Hicks, Bailey White, Paul Noot, Bismarck High School, Melissa Gordon, Molly McLain, Whitney Nielsen, Elizabeth White, Anne Dramko, Kim Olson, Mahalia Mees, Maddie Hanson, Bryan Kroh, Claire Wiseman, Angela Hruby, and Dennis Houle.
Looking for more tourist attractions in North Dakota? Be sure to also check out World’s Largest Sandhill Crane in Steele, Salem Sue, the World’s Largest Buffalo in Jamestown, and the Fargo Mario Wall.
Alley 5.5: Bismarck Art Alley
Address: 117 N 5th St, Bismarck, ND 58501
Hours: Open 24 hours
Cost: Free to See