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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
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Color Around the Pond by Kimble Bromley

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

WHAT: Color Around the Pond by Kimble Bromley EXHIBIT DATES:  09.16.22 – 01.20.23 ARTIST’S RECEPTION: Friday, January 20th, 2023 | 5-7pm WHERE: Sen. Stan Adelstein & Lynda K. Clark Gallery WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together The Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is pleased to announce Color around the Pond, an exhibition of oil paintings by Minnesotan artist Kimble [...]

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Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts

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

Featuring over 70 original works by 50 of the country’s most celebrated artists, Guild Hall: An Adventure in the Arts is a once-in-a-lifetime exhibit. It includes artwork by Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, Chuck Close, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Thomas Moran and more. The exhibit showcases paintings, watercolor, sculpture, sketches, drawings, photography and much more [...]

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Joelle Follows the Road

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

"Dream Bags", our new solo Emerging Artist Exhibit presenting Joelle Follows the Road. Opening night and artist reception is October 6th from 5 - 8pm. Show will be displayed through December 16th. Come check out first hand the intricate artistry of Joelle Follows the Road!

Gary Sczerbaniewicz – 2022 SURF Artist in Residence Exhibition

Ruddell Gallery 1200 University Street, Spearfish, SD

In the spring of 2022, artist Gary Sczerbaniewicz began his residency at Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) by touring the facility and speaking with scientists about their research. The culmination of his residency is a collection inspired by the world-leading science taking place nearly a mile underground at SURF. Join us for an artist talk [...]

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 [...]

Trees and Trains

South Dakota State Railroad Museum 222 Railroad Ave Building A, Hill City, SD

Railroad Museum announces Trees and Trains Exhibit  Schedule; Call for Exhibitor Displays  It is once again time to announce the annual South Dakota State Railroad  Museum’s Trees and Trains Exhibit – and to invite businesses and individuals to  participate in this annual holiday event.  To reserve a display location in this years exhibit, and find [...]

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2022 Studio Art & Graphic Design Faculty Exhibit

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

What: 2022 Studio Art & Graphic Design Faculty Exhibit When: November 7-December 2, 2022 Where: Grove Hall Ritz Gallery, South Dakota State University Featuring work by: Mark Stemwedel, Molly Wicks, Peter Reichardt, Shannon Frewaldt, Erik Ritter, Kristyn Weaver, Beverly Krumm, Jana Anderson, Eury Kim, Seojoo Han, Diana Behl, and Mel Spinar (Professor Emeritus) >Gallery Hours: [...]

Free
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Deferred Dreams

Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - ARCC 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD

I hope you can make this informative and entertaining event. There will be a lot of art, including some animations the guys have created. We hope to have a lively discussion about prison reform and the current state of the justice system in our state.

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Christmas at the Capitol

State Capitol Rotunda Pierre

The annual Christmas at the Capitol display in Pierre includes nearly 100 trees that are decorated by volunteers from communities, schools, churches, nonprofit organizations and state government offices. This year's Grand Lighting Ceremony takes place in the rotunda on Tuesday, November 22, at 7 p.m. The display is then open to the public daily, 8 [...]

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Art Installation and Gallery Reception – Jovan Speller: In Lottie’s Living Room

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

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University opens “Jovan Speller: In Lottie’s Living Room” which will be on view from November 17 through December 15. A Gallery reception will be held on Friday, November 18, 7-9 p.m., with an artist talk at 7:30 p.m. “In Lottie’s Living Room” is an installation [...]

Free

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

Giving Tuesday

We believe that play is for everyone, and on Tuesday, Nov. 29, we will link arms with South Dakota Gives and other area non-profits to make a difference for those who live, work, and play in this great state. We invite you to donate via our website . Your gift will help support our mission to spark imagination for [...]

South Dakota Day of Giving

The Matthews Opera House – Theatre 612 Main Street, Spearfish

On Tuesday, November 29, the Matthews Opera House & Arts Center, along with the entire state of South Dakota, will be celebrating South Dakota Day of Giving. This is a day to celebrate all the nonprofits in our state and the incredible work they do! As a 501c3 organization ourselves, we want to thank YOU [...]

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2022 Studio Art & Graphic Design Faculty Exhibit

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

What: 2022 Studio Art & Graphic Design Faculty Exhibit When: November 7-December 2, 2022 Where: Grove Hall Ritz Gallery, South Dakota State University Featuring work by: Mark Stemwedel, Molly Wicks, Peter Reichardt, Shannon Frewaldt, Erik Ritter, Kristyn Weaver, Beverly Krumm, Jana Anderson, Eury Kim, Seojoo Han, Diana Behl, and Mel Spinar (Professor Emeritus) >Gallery Hours: [...]

Free
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Deferred Dreams

Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center - ARCC 225 3rd Ave SE, Aberdeen, SD

I hope you can make this informative and entertaining event. There will be a lot of art, including some animations the guys have created. We hope to have a lively discussion about prison reform and the current state of the justice system in our state.

Recurring

Christmas at the Capitol

State Capitol Rotunda Pierre

The annual Christmas at the Capitol display in Pierre includes nearly 100 trees that are decorated by volunteers from communities, schools, churches, nonprofit organizations and state government offices. This year's Grand Lighting Ceremony takes place in the rotunda on Tuesday, November 22, at 7 p.m. The display is then open to the public daily, 8 [...]

Recurring

Art Installation and Gallery Reception – Jovan Speller: In Lottie’s Living Room

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

Sioux Falls, South Dakota — The Eide/Dalrymple Gallery at Augustana University opens “Jovan Speller: In Lottie’s Living Room” which will be on view from November 17 through December 15. A Gallery reception will be held on Friday, November 18, 7-9 p.m., with an artist talk at 7:30 p.m. “In Lottie’s Living Room” is an installation [...]

Free
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