Community Arts News

Sioux Falls 4th graders join SDSO for debut of Carnegie Hall’s Link Up Program

Sioux Falls, S.D. — On Monday, March 13, 2017, at 9:45am, more than 1,800 4th graders from the Sioux Falls Public Schools (with their recorders) will join the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) at the Washington Pavilion for the South Dakota premier of Carnegie Hall’s Link Up program. Link Up, a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill […]

Sioux Empire Community Theatre Announces Season 15 Lineup

The Sioux Empire Community Theatre announced Season 15 including the following shows: Main Stage (Historic Orpheum Theater) Sister Act The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance White Christmas One Man, Two Guvnors. The Hunchback of Notre Dame Stage Adventures Shows (Anne Zabel Studio Theater) The Witches Peter and the Starcatcher The Contemporary Studio Show (Anne Zabel […]

Opera returns to SDSO stage with Mozart’s comedic retelling of Don Giovanni

Sioux Falls, S.D. – The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) is proud to present one of the greatest operas ever composed, Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Following the story of title character Don Giovanni, his excessive philandering, and eventual demise to hell, the comedy is brought together with orchestra, chorus, and a full cast of actors from […]

Local Arts Effort Leads to Statewide Recognition of Area Architect

Sioux Falls, SD – January 13, 2017 – Thanks to a local effort, Sioux Falls architect Ward Whitwam is the recipient of one of the most revered arts awards in South Dakota. On Feb. 15, in Pierre, SD, Whitwam will be given the 2017 Governor’s Award for Distinction in Creative Achievement. The effort to nominate […]

Kara Dirkson named Executive Director

Sioux Falls, S.D. — We’re excited to announce Kara Dirkson will be our new Executive Director effective January 2, 2017. She currently serves as the Director of the Visual Arts Center at the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science in Sioux Falls. “We’re so pleased that Kara is bringing her experience in the arts community […]

Non-Profit Emerges for South Dakota Writers

Sioux Falls, S.D. — A new non-profit has emerged to provide support for writers in South Dakota. South Dakota Writes, founded this year in April, aims to help new and veteran writers connect throughout the state. Jason Kurtz, the organization’s founder, took some time to chat with us about the organization. “I noticed that there was […]