From Shari Kosel 
Program & Communications Director
Arts South Dakota
605.252.5979 ext. 1


Arts Advocacy Day at the Legislature is February 9

Each year artists, arts administrators and citizens who understand the importance of South Dakota’s creative culture gather in Pierre during the legislative session for Arts Advocacy Day. This year the event falls on Wednesday, February 9—and you are invited to join in the celebration of our state’s arts scene from 11:00-2:30PM in the Capitol.

We will also be celebrating the support of the South Dakota Legislature, which created the South Dakota Arts Council over a half-century ago to promote the arts throughout the state. Our legislators have continued to support the mission and the programming of the Arts Council, helping to bring artists and artistic experiences to school children and communities in every corner of South Dakota.

We ask community arts supporters to join us in recognizing arts day in Pierre on February 9. We’ll be celebrating in a variety of ways, including a performance by the T.F. Riggs Chamber Choir and the Governor’s Student Art Competition Exhibition in the Capitol Rotunda. The South Dakota Arts Council and Arts South Dakota will present packets of information about the arts in South Dakota to legislators and state officials.

For more about advocacy day and the arts in South Dakota, visit

Arts South Dakota, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, enriches the lives of South Dakotans and their visitors, by advancing the arts through service, education and advocacy.

South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota,
through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.