Art had an outstanding pitching career at the Junior, Provincial, Collegiate and Senior levels. He was named the MJBL’s Most Outstanding Pitcher in 1989 and 1990, and pitched Team Manitoba’s only victory in the 1989 Canada Summer Games. Playing for Mayville State University, he was given the North Dakota Athletic Association’s Most Valuable Graduation Senior award in 1992. He was also named to the NAIA District All-Star team and received an Honourable Mention All American selection. He went on to play for the Elmwood Giants of the Redboine Senior League, and was Assistant Coach to the 1993 Mayville State team.