Angelica Mercado

Recycled Rainbows: Changing the World One Idea at a Time

What is it that drives the creativity within the mind of a young child? Is it the exposure to other mediums of art fashioned from the perspectives of well-refined and endlessly experienced creators? Perhaps it is the inspired desire of a blossoming imagination, eager to replicate in real life what they otherwise would find living […]

Sioux Falls Arts Council to Provide Scholarships for Summer Arts Programs

Sioux Falls, SD – (May 22 2018) The Sioux Falls Arts Council is looking to promote accessibility to the arts for all ages.   To that end, we seek to reimburse organizations that provide summer arts programming for children between the ages of 5 and 18 and offer scholarships or tuition fee waivers to children who […]

FEATURED VISUAL ARTIST: LAUREN ANDERSON

Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature Lauren Anderson as March and April’s Featured Visual Artist. Anderson says, “through a happy accident I have stumbled upon a new way of painting in which I only have begun to explore. This accident came in the form of coffee, which has become the basis […]

2018 South Dakota State Arts Conference- Something for Every Art Enthusiast

  Sioux Falls, SD (April 5, 2018) Arts South Dakota, the South Dakota Arts Council and the Sioux Falls Arts Council are excited to welcome art enthusiasts from every corner of the state to converge at the Downtown Holiday Inn City Centre in Sioux Falls, SD for the 2018 South Dakota State Arts Conference on May […]

The Sioux Falls Arts Council Announces Resignation of Executive Director

SIOUX FALLS, SD (March 9, 2017) Executive Director Kara Dirkson gave notice to the Board of her intent to resign in early February.  Her last day with the organization was Friday, February 23, 2018. “We appreciate Kara’s efforts in 2017 to help us advance the mission of the Arts Council, and we wish her well […]

FEATURED VISUAL ARTIST: MICHAEL DANIELS

Sioux Falls, S.D. — The Sioux Falls Arts Council will feature MICHAEL DANIELS as January and February’s Featured Visual Artist.   Michael specializes in portrait photography as well as outdoor scenic art. Michael’s journey began when he first took photography classes in high school, and has been hooked ever since. Michael loves the opportunity to be able to get creative behind the camera and to capture amazing moments in people’s lives as well as the beauty of nature. He enjoys making his customers happy and looks forward to their reactions when they see their finished product.  Michael and his wife decided to take what he loves to do to the next level by turning it into a small, family run business. Through their business, they get the chance to meet many great people and provide them with photos of moments they will cherish forever. Sioux Falls Imagined: A Cultural Plan for a Vibrant and Prosperous City, approved by the City of Sioux Falls in July 2014, named the Sioux Falls Arts Council as the organization given […]

Sioux Falls Arts Council Seeking Nominations for Arts Awards

Sioux Falls, SD (January 17, 2018) Nominations for the Sioux Falls Awards in the Arts are now being accepted by the Sioux Falls Arts Council through February 12, 2018.   Held annually from 1999-2009 and bi-annually since 2012, this arts awards program is in for a few changes in 2018, starting with its name.   […]

GRAMMY-NOMINATED SOUTH DAKOTA CHORUS TO PRESENT CONCERTS

South Dakota’s own GRAMMY-nominated professional chorus returns to the area for concerts featuring music from the rich choral traditions of the Baltic states. Baltic Prayers includes works by Arvo Pärt, Eriks Esenvalds, and Carl Nielsen. From a Requiem setting to commemorate the lives lost in a tragic Estonian shipwreck to a stunning musical setting of […]