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ARTS SOUTH DAKOTA UPCOMING EVENTS

Harvey Dunn: Decades

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings, SD

Drawn from the world's largest collection of Harvey Dunn paintings , "Harvey Dunn: Decades" shares a chronological selection of 4 - 5 works from all five decades of Harvey Dunn’s career. The exhibition starts with an early drawing from 1901 - 1902 created during Dunn’s time as a student at South Dakota Agricultural College (now [...]

Free

The Gift

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings, SD

This year’s educational art exhibit from the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS), "The Gift," is based on a traditional Lakotan narrative about when White Buffalo Woman, an emissary from the Pte Oyate (Buffalo Nation), gave a sacred pipe to the Itazipco Oyate, one of seven oyates of the Lakota division of [...]

Free

The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman: Illustrations of Paul Goble

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings, SD

This exhibition features all seventeen Paul Goble illustrations from The Legend of the White Buffalo Woman—shown together for the first time. Published in 1998, the book relates the traditional narrative of the White Buffalo Woman, who gifted a sacred pipe to the Lakota. Also included in the exhibition are objects from Paul and Janet Goble’s [...]

Free
Recurring

Shane Balkowitsch “Shadow Catcher” Exhibit

Dahl Arts Center 713 7th Street, Rapid City, SD

WHAT: Northern Plains Native Americans: A Modern Wet Plate Perspective by Shane Balkowitsch “Shadow Catcher” EXHIBIT DATES:  04.08.22 – 08.06.22 WHERE: Ruth Brennan Gallery, Dahl Arts Center WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is pleased to announce a new exhibition of wet plate photographs by image-maker Shane Balkowitsch “Shadow Catcher.” The [...]

Come Closer: Small Works from the Collection

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings, SD

Step near, look carefully, and revel in the minute details and masterful craftsmanship in this selection of smaller artworks from the South Dakota Art Museum's permanent collections. Magnifying glasses provided, close looking encouraged. Works by Charles Clough, Marcel Duchamp, Charles Greener and others are featured.

Free

Linger: Slow Looking with the Collection

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings, SD

Sit and stay awhile; immerse yourself in art in this South Dakota Art Museum exhibition, "Linger: Slow Looking with the Collection." Observe contemporary art from a new perspective—learn to linger, practice slow looking, and discover more about the art and about yourself. How long can you look at one artwork? For us to really know [...]

Free
Recurring

Black Hills State University Senior Fine Art Show

Dahl Arts Center 713 7th Street, Rapid City, SD

WHAT: Black Hills State University Fine Art Senior Exhibition EXHIBIT DATES:  04.15.21 – 05.28.22 ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Friday, April 22nd, 5-7pm | Art Professor’s Talk 5:45pm WHERE: Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery| Dahl Arts Center WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is pleased to announce Black Hills State [...]

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Augustana Senior Show

Eide/Dalrymple Gallery 2001 S Grange Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD

April 28-May 21, 2022 Gallery reception, Friday, April 29, 7-9 p.m.; awards & artists' talks at 7:30 p.m.

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The Premiere Playhouse presents Cabaret

Sioux Falls Orpheum Theater Center 315 N Phillips Ave, Sioux Falls, SD

In Cabaret, Cliff Bradshaw, an American author working on a novel in Berlin, encounters Sally Bowles at the seedy Kit Kat Klub where she sings. When she is fired by the club's owner, also her jealous boyfriend, she moves in with Cliff and the two fall in love. As the Nazis begin taking control of [...]

Recurring

Notch, Fold, Felt, Cast: Ipso Gallery opens Soft Goods this Friday

Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce 400 n main ave suite 100, Sioux Falls, SD

Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce is proud to present its first-ever all-textile exhibition, Soft Goods, opening this Friday, May 13. A reception, free and open to the public, will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 pm at 400 N Main Avenue, in downtown Sioux Falls. Soft Goods showcases works by Amy Jarding (Sioux Falls), Erin Murtha (Sioux Falls), Matthew Whitehead [...]

After School Maker Studio

The After School Maker Studio is a flexible, come and go experience for children aged 5 and up.

$5.50

Froelich Young Actors Guild Registration

The Matthews Art Gallery 612 Main Street, Spearfish

Summer break is just around the corner and we’re excited to announce that theater camp begins on Wednesday, June 1, at the Matthews Opera House. Group A (7th-12th grade) starts at 9 a.m.  Group B (2nd-6th grade) starts at 1 p.m. A parent’s informational meeting will be held at the Matthews theater on Tuesday, May [...]

Pet Meet & Greet

In anticipation of our new veterinary exhibit, Whiskers & Tails, we are hosting a meet and greet to get to know the puppies, dogs, cats, guinea pigs, and rabbits who will call the exhibit home! Join us on the balcony overlooking the indoor prairie to welcome the new pets, give them a check-up, check out [...]

Capitol Cinema Presents: DOWNTON ABBEY A NEW ERA

Capitol Cinema 415 S. Main St, Aberdeen, SD

Capitol Cinema is proud to present special early-release showing of DOWNTON ABBEY A NEW ERA. The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess's newly inherited villa. This early-release showing will occur on the 18th and 19th of May at 7:00pm.

$9
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Capitol Cinema Presents: DOWNTON ABBEY A NEW ERA

Capitol Cinema 415 S. Main St, Aberdeen, SD

Capitol Cinema is proud to present an early-release showing of DOWNTON ABBEY A NEW ERA. The Crawley family goes on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the dowager countess's newly inherited villa.

$9
Recurring

Open Mic

The Cave Collective 406 5th St, Rapid City, SD

Bring an instrument, a song, a poem and a friend down to The Cave for open mic night, held every Wednesday at 7PM and hosted by Josh Shepperd. Let’s have some fun!

After School Maker Studio

The After School Maker Studio is a flexible, come and go experience for children aged 5 and up.

$5.50

Froelich Young Actors Guild Registration

The Matthews Art Gallery 612 Main Street, Spearfish

Summer break is just around the corner and we’re excited to announce that theater camp begins on Wednesday, June 1, at the Matthews Opera House. Group A (7th-12th grade) starts at 9 a.m.  Group B (2nd-6th grade) starts at 1 p.m. A parent’s informational meeting will be held at the Matthews theater on Tuesday, May [...]

Recurring

Basement Painters

Brookings Arts Council 524 4th St, Brookings, SD

This active group meets every Thursday in the classroom of the Brookings Arts Council from 12:30-4pm. Just bring your art project (doesn't have to be a painting) and work with a group of creatives enjoying the collegial environment! We invite you to join this active group--come early, stay late, but come and create! There is [...]

Free

ROADHOUSE BIKE NIGHTS

Grey Goose Store & Social Club 28886 Merry Rd, Pierre, SD

A night to celebrate motorcyclism. Everyone is invited, great live music every week, motorcycles of every kind on display, great food, great people. Great community experience! This year we will be featuring a different taco every week. If you want a taste of what it means to be a biker show up here. Some of [...]

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