Community Arts News

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 […]

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 […]

SculptureWalk Earns Cameo on House Hunters Episode

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The long-running popular HGTV show, House Hunters, will feature SculptureWalk ‘s public art on an upcoming episode. The House Hunter crews will be filming in Sioux Falls during December. The sculptures “Muse-IC” by Sioux Falls artists Lee Leuning and Sherri Treeby and “Ikicin” by Colorado artist Gary Monaco, will be featured […]

SD Chorale Nominated for Grammy

The South Dakota Chorale has been nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance for its latest recording, Tyberg Masses. Other nominations associated with this recording include Best Surround Sound Album, Best Engineered Album, Classical, and Producer of the Year-Classical for Blanton Alspaugh of Sound Mirror in Boston. The Recording Academy released its list […]

Pop Up Art Exhibit: Edward Hogan’s Madonnas

BROOKINGS, SD- An exhibit of Madonnas, created by Edward Hogan, is being featured in the Brookings Arts Council East Gallery during the Festival of Trees Holiday Event. Edward Hogan is a former SDSU Professor who was responsible for creating the state’s only Geography Program.  He was named by Governor George Mickelson, the State Geographer of […]