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Permanent Collection Exhibition

Dahl Arts Center 0 SD

Each year, the Rapid City Arts Council selects certain pieces from it's permanent collection to showcase in an exhibition. This year's exhibition will focus on those newest pieces that have been generously donated or purchased by RCAC through specified grant money. The RCAC strives to grow and maintain a collection whose primary focus is on [...]


The Things We Carry – Exhibit by Jeremy Kendall

Dahl Arts Center 0 SD

​This upcoming exhibition of recent paintings by Jeremy Kendall depicts the artist's translation of "presence, both in nature and inner-personally". Jeremy's process of painting is very instinctual. He meditates on a person or an event and then begins drawing and painting very intuitively, reflecting on the memory of that person or what took place. An [...]


50 Works for 50 Years: Collections Retrospective

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

In celebration of our 50th anniversary this collections retrospective will share acquisitions from each of the 50 years the South Dakota Art Museum has been in existence.


The Cathy and Ken Vogele Collection

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

Stunning traditional American Indian artistry will be on display in this show of recent donations from Cathy and Ken Vogele.


PAST – PRESENT: Recent Acquisitions in Abstraction

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

Recent acquisitions from current South Dakota State University faculty intermingle with past faculty. Works by former SDSU students intermingle with works from past solo exhibition artists.


Into the Great Unknown: Illustrations by Paul Goble

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

This selection of illustrations by Paul Goble features multiple stories of people setting out on difficult journeys into the unknown, and the leap of faith required to do so.


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 [...]


Celebration of Light: The 25th Annual Members’ Exhibition by the Northern Plains Watercolor Society

Dahl Fine Arts Center 0

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: 07.22.2020 For More Information: Denise Du Broy Rapid City Arts Council 605.394.4101 x2 WHAT: Celebration of Light: The 25th Annual Members’ Exhibition by the Northern Plains Watercolor Society EXHIBIT DATES: 08.21.2020 – 10.24.2020 ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: Friday, August 21, 5-7pm | Gallery Critique 3:30pm WHERE: Inez & Milton Shaver Gallery [...]

Riders on the Storm: Our response to the pandemic!

Online pre-recorded performance

A community based project revealing the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the children we serve through chamber music, modern dance and multi-media design. It's our honor and pleasure to share this project produced by the Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills in collaboration with: General Beadle Discovery Barefoot Dance Studio Orlando Chamber [...]


The World from my Side by Roger Broer at The Dahl

Dahl Fine Arts Center 0

Media Advisory For Immediate Release: 07.07.2020 For More Information: Denise Du Broy Rapid City Arts Council Dahl Arts Center 605.394.4101 x2 WHAT: The World from my Side by Roger Broer EXHIBIT DATES: 07.17. 20 – 10.17.20 ARTISTS’ RECEPTION: September 18 | 5-7pm WHERE: Brennan, Dahl Arts Center WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together The [...]

“Judith to Another End”

Washington Pavilion 0 SD

Visual Arts Center | All third floor galleries “Judith to Another End”, the title of this Permanent Collection exhibition, is both a voyage through time and a practical application of utility. The exhibition aims to give viewers a full breath of the history of arts collection and acquisitions. This exhibition also serves as a valuable [...]

$367 – $6000

“Infinite Landscapes”

Washington Pavilion Visual Arts Center 0

Visual Arts Center | Bates Trimble Gallery This series celebrates the abundance of life on the prairie. It focuses on the connection our people and animals have with each other and with the land. Emotional connection is the focus of my artwork because I believe personal relationships and connections to the life around us make [...]

$367 – $6000

Center for Western Studies presents “19”

The Center for Western Studies 0 SD

On August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, proclaiming, “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.” For [...]


Floating World

John A. Day Gallery 414 E. Clark Street, Vermillion

"Floating World" is an immersive installation inspired by the University of South Dakota Art Galleries' permanent collection of Japanese Ukiyo-e woodblock prints from the 18th and 19th Century. The "Floating World" is a space for reflection and pause from our everyday obligations and concerns. University Art Galleries’ staff worked collaboratively over the past two months [...]

Augustana’s Eide/Dalrymple Gallery Celebrates Reopening with Faculty Biennial Exhibition

Eide/Dalrymple Gallery 2001 S Grange Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Augustana University announced today that the reopening of its Eide/Dalrymple Gallery will be celebrated with the biennial exhibition “Augustana Faculty Biennial with the Class of 2020,” on view beginning on Thursday, September 10, through Saturday, October 10. The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery will present the recent work of Augustana University art faculty, instructors and artists-in-residence, as well [...]

Virtual Holiday Art Market Call to Artists (EXTENDED!)

OPEN CALL TO ARTISTS & ARTISANS: Support Local Art this Holiday Season with our FIRST EVER Virtual Holiday Art Market! Monday, November 16 - Monday, November 30 Rapid City Arts Council Now Accepting Applications for 2020 Virtual Holiday Art Market Artists Spoke, and we listened! We have extended the application deadline through Friday, October 9th, [...]

Virtual 2020 South Dakota Festival of Books

South Dakota Humanities Council

Interact with 60-plus authors, including local favorites and perennial bestsellers, at our Virtual 2020 Festival of Books. ACCESS EVENT HERE The 2020 Festival of Books will feature Zoom events with local and regional authors as well as nationally recognized writers such as Max Brooks, Angelica Shirley Carpenter, Robert Dugoni, Karl Marlantes, Sally Roesch Wagner, and [...]

Sounds from Home – Dan McGuinness

Online pre-recorded performance

“Sounds from Home,” an online music series sponsored by Spearfish United Methodist Church, features South Dakota musicians who invite us into their worlds to share music and stories. This week’s “Sounds from Home” features the original music of Dan McGuinness, an award-winning Chicago singer/songwriter who now makes his home in the Black Hills. Dan is [...]


Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van

Grand Opera House 109 S Pierre St, Pierre

Comedy by Mary Lynn Dobson October 2-4*, 2020 (Fri, Sat, Sun*) October 8-10, 2020 (Thu, Fri, Sat) Grand Opera House, Pierre, SD Doors Open at 7 p.m., Performance at 7:30 p.m. *Sunday Matinee Doors Open at 1:30 p.m., Performance at 2 p.m. Tickets on Sale: September 21, 2020; call 224.7826 to reserve your seats. Welcome [...]


Painting demo


Mystery painting demo! Come see an oil painting come to life.


33rd Annual Festival of Bands USA – Virtual Event – OFFICIAL

Sioux Falls will strike up the bands Saturday, October 3, 2020 as host of the 33nd Annual Festival of Bands, USA. This year’s Festival of Bands, while virtual, will feature nearly 20 bands participating in field competition! LIVE STREAM: The Field Competition will begin at 10:00 AM. A live stream of the event will be [...]

Custom Artisan Coffee Mug

Brookings Arts Council 0 SD

Join us October 3rd and October 17th to come a make a custom artisan coffee mug. Date: October 3rd: 1:00-2:30pm October 17th: 1:00-2:00pm (glazing) Cost: $30


Watercolor Painting for Beginners (18+)

Rapid City Arts Council at The Dahl 0 SD

September 12 - October 3 | Saturdays 1-3pm Members $80 | Non-Members $85 ​This beginning watercolor class will introduce you to the materials and methods of watercolor painting. We will begin with color theory and mixing and move on to techniques such as wash, wax resist, splattering and more – all the fun, quirky and [...]

Season 8-The Violet Nines Canceled

The white wall sessions 0

$5 | LAST STOP CD SHOP Tickets available at Sioux Falls' Last Stop CD Shops � The Violet Nines are a vibrant outfit with alternative rock sounds fused with funk, pop, and R&B. Hailing from Minneapolis, MN, the band is known for their live shows and multi-fronted approach (imagine something like Foster the People if [...]

Smokejumper Music: Dennis Buum

Firehouse Smokejumper Station 0 SD

Local artist Dennis Buum returns to the Firehouse Smokejumper patio for free live tunes!

Railroad Museum Soiree set for Saturday, October 3rd

South Dakota Railroad Museum 222 Railroad Avenue, Building A, Hill City

August 14, 2020 Yes, the Museum turned “ten” on May 1st! The South Dakota State Railroad Museum, Ltd. (SDSRM) is commemorating this “milepost” in our history with a special event - A “Soiree” to be specific.  On October 3rd at 6pm, we invite you to join us for “Cowboys, Cowgirls, and Cowcatchers Soiree,” an evening [...]

Live Music with James Dean!

R Wine Bar 0

If you’re looking for an amazing looping artist, join us for a live performance by James Dean! His guitar playing and looping skills create the perfect atmosphere for your enjoyment of dinner and wine. #rwinebarandkitchen #satudaynightlivemusic

Denny Sanford Center

Denny Sanford Premier Center 0 SD

Ashley will be joining Luke Combs and Drew Parker on the ‘What You See Is What You Get - In The Round Tour.’ Tickets go on sale on 2/28 but members of The Trybe get first shot at presale tickets and can enter to win meet and greets.

Virtual Painting Date Night

Sip-N-Paint Parties on the Go 0

To register Call 605-641-2643 You & your Partner Paint side by side, OR paint this as a SOLO & have a Beautiful Painting for your very own. $25.00 per painter. Only $20, if you have your own materials. SAVE even more with a Club Membership or purchase a 6-Pack of Painting Sessions! #paintingparty #datenight #happypainters [...]

Blissful Bach

Washington Pavilion 0 SD

SINGLE TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Classical tickets start at just $15! Order today by calling the box office at 605-367-6000. EVENT OVERVIEW: BLISSFUL BACH Delta David Gier, conductor Come back to the music with the grounding, timeless sounds of the master of Baroque composition. Featuring all six of Bach's Brandenburg Concerti in one magnificent evening. [...]