Community Arts News

Live @ First Concert Series Gives Back to Those Who Need It Most

   Sioux Falls, SD (September 11, 2017) First United Methodist Church (First UMC) is excited to announce the second Live @ First concert series.  Live @ First offers local and regional artists a stunning venue in which to share their music. Proceeds from Live @ First will provide funding for local organizations that promote health, […]

SculptureWalk’s Arc of Dreams Unveils Tribute to Steve Metli

Sioux Falls, SD – September 7, 2017 – “Always leave wherever you are better than how you found it.”  This is a quote of Steve Metli’s that so many of his friends fondly recall.  To honor that belief and the man behind it, SculptureWalk’s Arc of Dreams today announced the addition of the Metli Plaza […]

Sidewalk Arts Festival Celebrating 54 Years and Still Going Strong!

Sioux Falls, SD (9/5/2017) – Summer is drawing to a close and that means it’s time, once again, for one of the area’s longest running festivals. The 54rd Annual Sidewalk Arts Festival is Saturday, September 9 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to this fun-filled day is FREE. This year marks the 12th year […]

DAPA Launches 2017-2018 Season of Young People’s Theatre in Sioux Falls

Sioux Falls, SD (8/22/2017) Local youth will have the opportunity to perform in four musicals produced by the Dakota Academy of Performing Arts (DAPA) at the Washington Pavilion. Area youth ages 6-18 will have the opportunity to audition to be a part of these shows September 11-12 and January 8-9. DAPA will be producing SEUSSICAL, […]

Sioux Falls Theatre Company Announces Second Season, World-Premiere Musical Production

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (08/20/17) – Following its launch last fall, Sioux Falls-based professional theatre company the Good Night Theatre Collective (GNTC) recently announced its second season of local performances, including five cabarets and one locally written, locally produced original musical world-premiering this November. All of this year’s slated performances will take place at the ICON […]

Sioux Falls Arts Council Unveils Study Showing Economic Impact of Local Arts and Culture

Findings reveal the non-profit arts and culture industry generates $104.5 million in total economic activity in the Sioux Falls area, supports 3,567 full-time equivalent jobs, generates $71.1 million in household income to local residents and generates $3.3 million in revenue to local government. Sioux Falls, SD (June 20, 2017) The results of an economic study commissioned […]

Sioux Falls Arts Council Unveils 2017-18 Action Plan

Sioux Falls, S.D. – Three months after a new Executive Director took the helm of the Sioux Falls Arts Council, it has laid out an action plan charting a fresh course for the organization. This plan distinguishes it as an entity that specializes in arts coordination and public accessibility rather than a programming entity that […]

SDSO names winners in Young Musician Concerto Competition

SIOUX FALLS, SD – Maestro Delta David Gier and the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra are pleased to announce the winners of the Young Musician Concerto Competition held on March 18 & 19, 2017. First place was awarded to Naomi Powers, violin; second place to Robert Hwang, violin; third place to Sarah Tindall, cello; and the […]

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra to Take Part in Prestigious Composer Residency Program

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) and Chickasaw classical composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate are one of only five composer and orchestra pairs selected to participate in Music Alive, a national three-year composer-orchestra residency program of the League of American Orchestras and New Music USA. Funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, Music Alive prioritizes collaborative […]