Arts Advocacy Day at the Legislature

Arts Advocacy Day at the Legislature is held biennially, alternating years with the Governor’s Awards in the Arts. This day serves to heighten awareness and appreciation of the arts for our legislators and other decision-makers.

Join us February 12, 2020!

South Dakota State Capitol, Pierre

We’re hoping that community arts supporters and representatives from arts centers, museums and performance venues will join us in Pierre on February 12. We’ll be celebrating in a variety of ways, including a performance by the T.F. Riggs Chamber Choir, singing a cappella music in a variety of different styles during the noon hour under the direction of Rodd Bauck. 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, along with notecards featuring art from the South Dakota Arts Council Art for State Buildings Program.

Capitol Security Checkpoint
Capitol visitors will enter through the north doors and be directed into the Security Office for screening.


10:30 Join us LIVE for a special press conference from Gov. Noem on Arts Advocacy Day

President & Speaker lobbies
11:00-1:00PM Lunch will be provided for legislators, cabinet members, & constitutional officers

Capitol Rotunda
12:00-12:30PM Capitol Rotunda-coffee & cookies!
12:00-12:15PM TF Riggs Chamber Choir will perform under the direction of Rodd Bauck

Watch LIVE:

1PM-2PM Open invitation from Senator Heinert to attend the Democratic Caucus, third floor, room 362
2PM House & Senate Chambers – Fourth floor balcony for floor announcements recognizing Arts Day at the Legislature

Arts Advocacy Day is sponsored by:
Arts South Dakota
a grassroots advocacy & service organization

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.

Arts South Dakota is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, nonpartisan organization funded entirely by donor contributions and grants. South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and from the National Endowment for the Arts.  Arts South Dakota is a member of Americans for the Arts and its State Arts Action Network. 

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