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ARTS SOUTH DAKOTA UPCOMING EVENTS

ALL DUNN: The Complete Harvey Dunn Collection

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the opening of the South Dakota Art Museum, its entire collection of artworks by South Dakota native, Harvey Dunn, is on display.* A legendary figure in South Dakota art history, Dunn was born in 1884 on a homestead near De Smet, SD. He attended South Dakota Agricultural College [...]

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Create and Connect with ARTiClass!

Virtual event SD

If you're an artist looking to enhance your skills and connect with creative individuals like yourself from around the world, we have a surprise for you! Join the coolest art workshops, face to face (via Zoom), and connect directly to the New York art scene with the professional standards of ARTiClass by Agora Gallery. Learn [...]

GOVERNOR NOEM ANNOUNCES STUDENT ART EXHIBITION

South Dakota Capitol 500 E Capitol Ave, Pierre

PIERRE – Gov. Kristi Noem announced 12 students who are being recognized for their artistic talents through the new Governor’s Student Art Competition. An exhibition of the artwork will be displayed in the South Dakota Capitol Building beginning Jan 12. “We launched this student art competition with the intention of honoring and encouraging the work [...]

On the Edge

Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center 301 S. Main Ave, Sioux Falls

Visual Arts Center | Bates Trimble Gallery On the Edge is a three-person exhibition acting as a call and response sounding board. The collaboration between these artists began with isolation and an installation that contemplates notions of privacy, isolation and shelter. Throughout the confusing and chaotic time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there have undoubtedly been [...]

2021 Juried Student Art & Design Exhibit

Grove Hall Ritz Gallery, School of Design, South Dakota State University 101 Grove Hall, South Dakota State University School of Design, Brookings

The annual Juried Student Art & Design Exhibit is on view in the Grove Hall Ritz Gallery from April 29-August 27, 2021. This year's competition was juried by Sioux Falls-based artists Angela Zonunpari and Eli Show. Juror Statement: When looking at young student work, it’s great to sense when someone has found their initial spark. [...]

PROOF OF LIFE II Exhibition | Dahl Arts Center

Dahl Arts Center 713 7th Street, Rapid City

WHAT: Proof of Life II EXHIBIT DATES: 05.14.21 – 08.07.21 ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: June 25th | 5-7pm WHERE: Ruth Brennan Gallery | Dahl Arts Center WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is pleased to announce an upcoming exhibition, Proof of Life II, a juried exhibition made up of works by 14 artists. It [...]

SculptureWalk

Downtown Sioux Falls

More than 60 sculptures make up SculptureWalk 2021, the 18th year of the city's downtown-spanning art installation. The collection includes 21 pieces returning from last year's collection, with 41 new sculptures making their appearance. Sculptors ranging from Sioux Falls to California to Canada created some of the pieces installed downtown May 15.

Summer Patio Sessions

Drifters Bar & Grille 325 E. Hustan Avenue, Fort Pierre

Drifters is bringing you live music this summer!  Starts at 7pm! Stop by and support local artists, enjoy some great drinks and tasty grub on Drifters' Patio on Thursdays & a few Saturdays throughout the Summer! Free Admission! May 22nd | TBD May 29th | Judd Hoos June 3rd | Randall & Andrea Royer June [...]

Wokiksuye | A Remembrance of Robert Penn

Dahl Arts Center 713 7th Street, Rapid City

WHAT: Wokiksuye | A Remembrance of Robert Penn EXHIBIT DATES:  05.28.21 – 08.21.21 OPENING PUBLIC RECEPTION: Friday, May 28th | 4-7pm GATHERING TO SHARE MEMORIES OF ROBERT PENN: Begins at 4pm, Cyclorama Gallery. WHERE: Senator Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery, Dahl Arts Center WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together The Rapid City Arts Council [...]

Summer Art Bingo

Ready to have an art-filled summer? Participate in our Summer Art BINGO challenge and you’ll have the opportunity to win prizes like art supplies and tickets to upcoming shows. Pick up one of our Summer Art BINGO cards from the gallery (or print it yourself) and grab the supplies you need. Each card is filled [...]

2 Women, 2 Ways Exhibit Dahl Arts Center

Dahl Arts Center 713 7th Street, Rapid City

WHAT: 2 Women, 2 Ways | An exhibition of works by Susan Drey and Lynn Thorpe EXHIBIT DATES: 06.04.21 – 08.14.21 ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Friday June 4th | 4-7pm WHERE: Ruth Brennan Gallery, Dahl Arts Center WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is pleased to present an exhibition of artwork by [...]

Donald Montileaux Exhibition | Dahl Arts Center

Dahl Arts Center 713 7th Street, Rapid City

WHAT: Horses, Buffaloes and Tipis |An Exhibition of Ledger Art by Donald F. Montileaux EXHIBIT DATES:  06.04.21 – 08.14.21 ARTIST’S RECEPTION: Friday, June 4th | 4-7PM BRIEF ARTIST’S TALK: 5PM WHERE: Lobby Gallery, Dahl Arts Center WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is pleased to present a new show [...]

Going Metro

Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center 301 S. Main Ave, Sioux Falls

June 4 - October 31, 2021 Visual Arts Center | Jerstad Gallery Going Metro is an exhibition born from a multi layered collaborative effort between artists, researchers, city officials and transit users and workers. The goal of the project is to facilitate a program series cultivating creative conversations about transportation as the City of Sioux Falls [...]

53rd Red Cloud Indian Art Show

The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School 0 SD

As we are not open to the public, please enjoy the 53rd Red Cloud Indian Art Show online gallery. All pieces are available for purchase on the Gift Shop site here. Cast your vote for the 2021 Oyate Award, a Community Choice Award where you, the audience, can select your top 3 choices for the [...]

Raising Up

The Center for Western Studies 2121 S Summit Ave, Sioux Falls

Coinciding with the Center for Western Studies’ 53rd Annual Dakota Conference theme, “Farming, Ranching and Sustainability on the Northern Plains,” the gallery exhibition, Raising Up, recognizes regional agriculture and provides a visual interpretation of the often-overlooked necessity of feeding a population. The food that sustains us, generation after generation, is quietly raised here in the [...]

New clothing exhibit to open June 12 at Cultural Heritage Center

Cultural Heritage Center 900 Governor's Drive, Pierre

PIERRE, S.D. — The Museum of the South Dakota State Historical Society at the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre will host its next new exhibit beginning Saturday, June 12. “South Dakota’s Wardrobe: Selected Items from the Collection” will run for approximately nine months featuring some items never before seen on display. Items ranging from work clothes [...]

Summer Art Bingo Take-Home Craft

Take home everything you need to make something awesome! Pick up a free craft kit in our gallery on June 12 & July 10 from 10 am – 5 pm. These take-home crafts will focus on projects that help complete our Summer Art BINGO challenge. Kits available while supplies last. What is Summer Art BINGO? [...]

Lost In The Woods

The Perfect Hanging Gallery 621 Main Street, Rapid City

Lost In The Woods is a 3 person show featuring the work of Dorothy Snowden , Sandra Newman and Jan Sohl. The exhibit at Perfect Hanging Gallery in Rapid City will be on display during June, July and August with an artists’ reception July 9 th 5-7 pm. These ladies have spent a lot of [...]

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Vanessa Frank Exhibition | Emerging Visual Artist at the Dahl

Bruce H. Lien Cultural Cafe & Gallery 713 7th Street, ​Rapid City

WHAT: VANESSA FRANK | SOLO EXHIBITION EXHIBIT DATES: 06.17.2021 – 08.6.2021 ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: 07.15.2021, 5-7 PM WHERE: Bruce H. Lien Cultural Café & Gallery, Dahl Arts Center WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is pleased to announce a new show by artist Vanessa Frank. The show will be located in [...]

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