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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 [...]

Free

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Free

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 [...]

Works By John George Larson

Brookings Arts Council 524 4th St, Brookings

Opening Reception: June 17th, 5:30 pm Show length: June 17th-July 24th "As a visual artist, I use clay in an effort to understand the physical world. Clay allows me to experience the malleability and plasticity of the earth. I regard all aspects of the ceramic process as a sacred act, and see each as an [...]

Free

Not Sure!? by Rick Love

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

Not Sure!? is an exhibition based on the choice and ability to expand the boundaries of "Art". Come see this multi-gallery exhibition before its gone! Artist Statement: What I think about when I think about art: As contemporary western people it is widely accepted that we are enriched with an ever-expanding notion of “Art”. The [...]

Free

Exhibit: Ron Koehler and Gary “Crash” Hull

GAR Hall Art Gallery 508 Douglas, Yankton

ARTIST STATEMENT - Ron Koehler BRUSH SERIES Most of this work has been composed of individual units pertaining to the visual symbol of the paint brush. This series includes a “Dadaist” reference by mass producing a ready-made object. Although the shape chosen more closely resembles a house painting brush, the visual connection between the brush [...]

Free

The Radiant Sun: Illustrations by Paul Goble

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

The sun is an important spiritual being in American Indian cosmologies. In Paul Goble’s illustrations it is usually a solid, bright red, though occasionally pink or yellow. Goble’s sun is often surrounded by concentric rays built of paired isosceles triangles, a traditional Plains Indian design called “war bonnet.” Revered by Plains Indians as a source [...]

Free

Martin Weinstein: Moment to Moment

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

Martin Weinstein’s paintings are created on layers of transparent acrylic sheets. A single work is composed of several distinct views of the same location painted days, months, even years apart. Martin Weinstein’s landscapes give us both the permission to delight in seeing the beauty of the natural world and the ability to see it more [...]

Free

Recent Acquisitions: 2016 – 2021

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

All the artworks in this exhibition joined the South Dakota Art Museum's permanent collection between 2016 and 2021. Although recently acquired their dates of creation range from c. 1899 – 2019. Sources for the acquisitions vary from work to work and include both gifts and works purchased by the museum. As stewards of the state's [...]

Free

Lowell Nesbitt: Florals

South Dakota Art Museum 1036 Medary Ave, Brookings

Lowell Nesbitt (1933 – 1993) was an American artist best known and most popular with audiences for his overblown images of flowers—some floral paintings reaching 20 – 30 feet in size. Though connected to Photorealism his graphic stylizations, depictions of popular imagery, and blurring of the lines between art and commerce connect him equally to [...]

Free

South Dakota Governor’s 9th Biennial Art Exhibition

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

The South Dakota Governor’s 9th Biennial Art Exhibition is a touring exhibition that features artwork by 66 artists of diverse backgrounds, working in all mediums and styles, from all parts of our state. As such, it reflects the vitality of the visual arts in South Dakota. It is the art of our time and our [...]

Free

South Dakota Governor’s 9th Biennial Art Exhibition

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

This exhibition is also a celebration of perseverance in the face of adversity. Creating artwork is never an easy endeavor. A pandemic in a time of social unrest has increased the demands of everyday living. Some artists are looking for new “day jobs.” Many children are learning from home and stay-at-home mandates mean more cooking, [...]

Free

I LOVE YOU, YOU’RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE

Black Hills Playhouse 24834 S Playhouse Rd, Custer

The Black Hills Playhouse proudly announces the opening of the second show of the season. I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE opens Friday, July 9th at 7:30 pm , at the Black Hills Playhouse Campus, the New Frontier Theatre, in Custer State Park. This is a musical comedy about people who have ever secretly thought about dating, [...]

Teen African Drumming Workshop

Brookings Arts Council 524 4th St, Brookings

Join us at the BAC for an introduction to African drumming. The class is open to ages 10 year old to 16 years. It meets Monday through Thursday 5:00-5:45. Dates: July 19th through 22nd Time: 5:00-5:45 Cost: $45

$45

Teen African Drumming Workshop

Brookings Arts Council 524 4th St, Brookings

Join us at the BAC for an introduction to African drumming. The class is open to ages 10 year old to 16 years. It meets Monday through Thursday 5:00-5:45. Dates: July 19th through 22nd Time: 5:00-5:45 Cost: $45

$45
Ongoing

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 [...]

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 [...]

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? [...]

Summer Art Bingo In-Person Craft Day

Stop by the gallery on June 26 & July 24 from 10 am – 1 pm and create something awesome! These in-person craft days will focus on projects that help complete our Summer Art BINGO challenge. As a reminder, kids under the age of 13 must have an adult present with them at all times! [...]

Undefined Beauty Collection Release

Siouxland Libraries 200 N Dakota Ave, Sioux Falls

Hannah V of Hannah V Fine Arts is primarily an abstract expressionist landscape and portrait artist in Sioux Falls, SD. She is delighted to release her new collection of mixed media paintings titled, Undefined Beauty, with the Siouxland Libraries Downtown Branch and on her website, www.HannahVFineArts.com. Collection release is July 1, 2021 and on display [...]

Free

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? [...]

Falls Art Market – 4th Saturdays

BronzeAge Art Casting, LLC 1110 N Weber Ave, Sioux Falls

FREE! This relaxed, outdoor art market features original artwork, artist demos and outdoor workshops for all-ages. BronzeAge hosts the event on 4th Saturdays, May through August. Held at BronzeAge, stroll the lawn and meet a different mix of local artists each month. Drop-by for outdoor workshops during the market. Find workshop details and costs online. [...]

Free

Summer Art Bingo In-Person Craft Day

Matthews Opera House & Arts Center 612 North Main Street, Spearfish

Stop by the gallery on June 26 & July 24 from 10 am – 1 pm and create something awesome! These in-person craft days will focus on projects that help complete our Summer Art BINGO challenge. As a reminder, kids under the age of 13 must have an adult present with them at all times! [...]

Downtown Crazy Days

Various venues for this event. SD

Play Central Toys & Books at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota is the place to stop during Downtown Brookings Crazy Days. Mystery grab bags, discounts, and fun new merchandise. And, some of our favorite games and toys will be available to test. Be sure to make time to play! Museum admission is not required. [...]

Summer Art Bingo In-Person Craft Day

Stop by the gallery on June 26 & July 24 from 10 am – 1 pm and create something awesome! These in-person craft days will focus on projects that help complete our Summer Art BINGO challenge. As a reminder, kids under the age of 13 must have an adult present with them at all times! [...]

Exciting Announcement from BHCT! Charlotte’s Web

Performing Arts Center 601 Columbus St, Rapid City

Black Hills Community Theatre is excited to announce that to continue providing our community with quality theatre, we will be heading outdoors this summer! BHCT will be performing two shows on the lawn to the west of the Performing Arts Center/Rapid City High School (corner of 7th and Columbus).  As a thank you to all of [...]

Wild Earp

Levitt Shell Sioux Falls 504 N. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls

Wild Earp takes you on a road trip across Americana, taking his time along those country roads and learning some bad habits in the city. His songs are of a man who’s spent too much time alone in the forest, the prairie, the mountains, the desert, and the barroom. With a respectful nod to the [...]

Exciting Announcement from BHCT! Charlotte’s Web

Performing Arts Center 601 Columbus St, Rapid City

Black Hills Community Theatre is excited to announce that to continue providing our community with quality theatre, we will be heading outdoors this summer! BHCT will be performing two shows on the lawn to the west of the Performing Arts Center/Rapid City High School (corner of 7th and Columbus).  As a thank you to all of [...]

Chamber Music Festival of the Black Hills

The Journey Museum & Learning Center 222 New York Street, Rapid City

July 23-24 at 7 PM, "Age of Aquarius" Featuring the music of Lalo, Mozart, Schubert, and the songs of Jerome Kern This Classical Concert Series runs from July 9-24 featuring Grammy award-winning musicians from Minnesota Orchestra, St. Paul Chamber, and Atlanta Symphony, as well as top professional musicians and educators from across the U.S. Each [...]

$25.00

The 1270’s Band

Parkston Amphitheater East Athletic Park, Parkston

The 1270's bring the sounds of the 50's and 60's back to life! These young guys understand how good music was back then and do their best to play it the same way! A concert you don't want to miss if you like the good old music!

Free

The Brooke Kelly Band

Historic Homestake Opera House 313 W Main St, Lead

Brooke Kelly Band will perform original songs from their latest album that range from heartbreak and festival songs to rocking country. They are coming to you straight out of Montana on the Sweet Tequila Tour.

Capitol Cinema Presents: QUEEN BEES

Capitol Cinema 415 S. Main St, Aberdeen

While her house undergoes repairs, fiercely independent senior Helen temporarily moves into a nearby retirement community, where she encounters lusty widows, cutthroat bridge tournaments and a hotbed of bullying "mean girls." Sunday Matinee showing at 2:00pm.

$9

Man of La Mancha

Grand Opera House 109 S Pierre St, Pierre

Man of La Mancha July 16-18*, 2021 (Fri, Sat, Sun*) July 22-25*, 2021 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun*) 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: July 5, 2021 Learn more about season memberships or individual ticket prices Preview Performance: July [...]

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