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ARTS SOUTH DAKOTA UPCOMING EVENTS

Harvey Dunn: Images of Family and Home

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings, SD

The first family home of artist Harvey Dunn was the prairie. Yet, through his work as an artist, an illustrator, and a combat artist, Dunn frequently observed, imagined, and rendered others’ domestic moments, giving him an appreciation of home and family that crossed cultural and geographical boundaries. He once said, “take the word ‘home.’ In [...]

Free

When Trees Dream

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings, SD

Curated by Rina Yoon and John Schuerman Do trees dream? In early evening trees speak to one another, it’s been shown, with a steady hum pulsing through below-ground fungal networks. You can hear them, the trees, whispering, crackling between the forest canopy and understory. It’s an alien language but communication nonetheless, as ancient as the [...]

Free

Beehives & Smokey Eyes

Old Courthouse Museum, Sioux Falls, SD 200 W 6th St, Sioux Falls, SD

It’s a tale as old as time — the never-ending pursuit of beauty. We often rely on cosmetics and fashionable hairdos, but what are the origins of these? Did they always serve the same purpose, or did they change over time? And where did one go to achieve these looks? In Sioux Falls, many of [...]

Everything Is Ordinary

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

Artwork by Mark Stemwedel Now – January 22, 2023 Visual Arts Center | Contemporary Gallery Mark Stemwedel is a Senior Lecturer in the Studio Art Program at South Dakota State University. He has taught courses in painting, drawing, color theory, art appreciation and design foundations since 2008. Stemwedel holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from [...]

Mini Makers

In this hands-on class participants will make their own take home play-kit while meeting new friends. This play date inspired class has time to explore different ways your kit can be played with at home.

$6.50

Author Talks at the Matthews

The Matthews Fireplace Room 612 Main Street, Spearfish

Author Talks at the Matthews returns this fall with a new lineup of local writers ready to dive into their stories, their methods, and their inspirations. Join us in the fireplace room every Tuesday at 12:30 for an hour with some of the best authors in the Black Hills area! Are you interested in presenting [...]

Preparing for BIPOC Executive Directors: A Revolutionary Imperative

Virtual SD

In the wake of 2020’s racial upheavals, many predominately and historically white institutions began to hire BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) to serve in executive leadership roles. Those organizations that successfully hired BIPOC Executive Directors (EDs) were frequently viewed as the most revolutionary, transformative, and inspiring within the field. Yet structural and systemic challenges [...]

After School Maker Studio

Need after-school care? Or perhaps you are looking for a place to spark your child’s imagination? The After School Maker Studio is a flexible, come and go experience for children age 5 and up.

$5.50

LHS Choir Ensemble Tea Concert

Lincoln High School 2900 S Cliff Ave, Sioux Falls, SD

Lincoln High School choir students perform their tea concert.

After School Maker Studio

Need after-school care? Or perhaps you are looking for a place to spark your child’s imagination? The After School Maker Studio is a flexible, come and go experience for children age 5 and up.

$5.50

Playful Preschoolers

Preschool camps offer a great opportunity to make new friends, learn new skills, and have fun adventures. With our hands-on approach to learning, remember to dress for a mess!

$20

After School Maker Studio

Need after-school care? Or perhaps you are looking for a place to spark your child’s imagination? The After School Maker Studio is a flexible, come and go experience for children age 5 and up.

$5.50

Art About Art opening reception

Lead Deadwood Arts Center PO Box 595 309 W. Main, Lead, SD

Expect the unexpected when a surprising new art exhibit opens in Lead. “Art About Art” is the first show exclusively featuring work by members of Black Hills Post-Naturalist Art Movement. The opening night of “Art About Art” will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 8 at Lead-Deadwood Art Center, 309 W. Main in [...]

Who Else Lived Here? Exhibit Opens at the Pettigrew Home & Museum

Pettigrew Home & Museum @ 131 North Duluth Avenue, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57104, United States

The new exhibit Who Else Lived Here? examines the dozens of people who once called the building at 131 North Duluth Avenue home. The exhibit is set to open at the Pettigrew Home and Museum on December 8th during the holiday open house.

Art Journaling

Brookings Arts Council 524 4th St, Brookings, SD

Art Journaling is creating a visual diary, combining scrapbooking, writing, drawing painting, photographs or found objects. Artist Eileen Binkley will help you create collage images that reflect a memory, place, emotion, season, etc. All supplies included in the cost of the class.

The Fantasticks Auditions

The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center is excited to announce open auditions for “The Fantasticks,” a musical! The show is under direction of Casey S. Hibbert with musical direction provided by Connie Hubbard. Auditions will take place Thursday Dec. 8 & Friday, Dec. 9 from 6-8 pm in the Matthews theater. All are welcome! [...]

Madison High School Visual Arts Reception #1

Madison Area Arts Council 106 SE 2nd St, Madison, SD

Join the Madison Area Arts Council as we welcome Madison High School Visual Arts students and their teacher Cassondra Ford to The BrickHouse for their first one-night only exhibition this season. As a special treat, the Madison High Culinary Arts program will be providing Hors d'oeuvres for our guests to enjoy. All ages are welcomed.

Ceili Dance

Old Courthouse Museum @ 200 West 6th Street, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, 57104, United States

Ceili (pronounced KAY-lee) is an Irish social dance at the Old Courthouse Museum. The dances will be taught to live music and the moves called out. Beginners are welcome!

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