Press Releases

Jazz & Blues Week July 10 – 18, 2021

Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society is thrilled to announce a weeklong celebration of Jazz and Blues music! From July 10 through July 18th, 2021, there will be a variety of paid and free events taking place each day. Our performances and events feature a variety of local and national musicians and organizations around town. […]

Levitt News

Levitt at the Falls 2021 Season Opens This Weekend Sioux Falls, SD (June 8, 2021) After a year hiatus, Levitt at the Falls will launch its 2021 season of 40 free concerts this weekend.  The 2021 concert season is presented by Sanford Health and will feature free outdoor concerts from June 11th – September 11th at the […]

The Music Maker In Me!

Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society is excited to announce a new interactive online musical series for young children with Phil Baker titled “The Music Maker In Me!” The videos will feature original and brand new music from Phil Baker and be targeted for children ages 3 – 7. Each episode will focus on music […]

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 […]

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 […]

Virtual Festival of Trees Event 2016

Brookings, S.D. — “The Brookings Arts Council in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce and Downtown Brookings is pleased to share the Festival of Trees theme “ The Secret Life of Santa” for the 2016 Festival of Festival of Trees event.  While the Brookings Arts Council BUILDING will be under construction, the event will still […]

WASHINGTON PAVILION AWARDED GRANT

Sioux Falls, SD — On September 15, 2016 the Institute and Museum Library Services (IMLS) announced $21 Million was awarded through its largest museum grant program to help museums improve service to the public. The Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science will receive $24,500 in funding from the IMLS Museums for America Grant program. With […]

Sioux Falls Arts Council Announces Recipients of the 2016 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts

Sioux Falls, SD – (April 8, 2016) The Sioux Falls Arts Council is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 Mayor’s Awards for the Arts. Individual Excellence in Visual Arts – Joan Swenson Joan Swenson is the Admission/Marketing/Alliance Manager at Tallgrass Recovery, mom of 4 and is a professional artist and guest speaker.  Last […]

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

Arts & Economic Prosperity 5

The Arts Mean Business. That is the message being delivered as the Sioux Falls Arts Council concludes the first quarter of Arts & Economic Prosperity® 5, a national study measuring the economic impact of nonprofit arts and culture organizations and their audiences. The research study is being conducted by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s nonprofit […]