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New Projects Underway at Mitchell Corn Palace

MITCHELL, S.D.- The Corn Palace in Mitchell is often a busy place with around half a million visitors a year. The venue is getting a pretty good makeover right now, but crews are also facing similar issues hitting farmers.  One of the main reasons that people visit the corn palace is to see the murals. So crews are currently working…

Local Artist Hopes You’ll Help Her Grow This One Thing

Jillian Gunlicks is inspired by so much of what she sees in the people and places around her, she thrives on being able to not only work as an artist, but volunteer her time and thoughts to numerous projects throughout the community as well. Which is why she is so excited about one of her latest initiatives, #SiouxFallsSpreadsTheLove. Learn more…

Sioux Falls Event Promotes Homegrown Art

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- From painters to potters to sculptors, one Sioux Falls event is promoting homegrown art and the people who create it in the Sioux Empire. Artists of all kinds showcased their work at the second annual Falls Art Market. It’s a monthly event in the summer held at Bronze Age Art Casting right next to the farmers market…

Artist Sculpts Local Icon at Sanford’s Cancer Center

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Art can be powerful, which is why a Sioux Falls artist is sharing his passion with others and helping memorialize a Sioux Falls icon in the process. Sioux Falls sculptor Darwin Wolf is live sculpting at the Sanford Cancer Center in the VanDenmark Building. “It’s been proven through study after study that people exposed to the arts while…

Local Business Helps Keep the Art of Calligraphy Alive

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Technology has integrated its way into many areas of our daily lives, but one class in Sioux Falls is proving that many people still enjoy writing with good old pen and paper. At “Oh My Word Paperie” in Sioux Falls the old art of decorative handwriting comes to life. Chelsea Burtis teaches a “Basics To Hand Lettering And…

Artist Brings Washington Pavilion Staircase to Life

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — The Washington Pavilion is known for its lively shows, movies and exhibits. Now it’s added the talents of a man who is bringing more life to the Pavilion through his art work. “I’ve always drawn. I’ve just never stopped,” says Chuck Bennis of Brookings. Bennis can now add this mural to his resume. It depicts space, Falls…

Sioux Falls Community Welcomes in New Season with Harvest Iron Pour

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Sept. 22nd was the first day of fall and one business found a special way to welcome in the new season. Bronze Age Art Casting held their Harvest Iron Pour in the afternoon. It’s ran by sculptor Jordan Eaton and is meant to introduce people to the art of iron pouring. Last week the workshop focused on sand…

Artists Put Skills to the Test at Third Annual Sketch Crawl

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Five locations and five hours to sketch. That’s the challenge 21 artists took on today in Downtown Sioux Falls. The South Dakota Artist Alliance held their 3rd annual Sketch Crawl. It’s an opportunity for artists to test their artistic abilities while having fun. The public is also able to get involved.  People could use a map to find…

Someone You Should Know: High School Student Helps Color the Gap

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- A Sioux Falls High School Junior is proving that even something as small as a crayon can make a big impact. However, she’s doing more than just adding color to the community. She’s inspiring others her age to get involved. KDLT’s Miranda Paige tells us why Abby Neff is someone you should know. 16-year-old Abby Neff is…

School Zone: Washington Pavilion Summer Camps

Pavilion summer courses offer unique learning experiences for all ages

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Learning new tricks, trades, and hobbies is something many of us say we don’t have time for, especially during the summer months. However, The Washington Pavilion is giving you the opportunity to pick up something new. Throughout the summer, the Pavilion offers classes and courses for any and all ages. From painting, to ceramics, to musical…

Artists Show Off New Sculptures for 2018 SculptureWalk

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-It’s a new year of sculptures. 56 of them were installed in Downtown Sioux Falls Saturday morning for the annual SculptureWalk. The sculptures are incredible to look at, but have you ever wondered who the artists behind the sculptures are? Artists waited patiently to see their sculptures go up and now they’re ready to show them off to the…

Sioux Falls Searching for Artists to Paint Storm Drains

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – When harmful chemicals and environmental waste find their way into a storm drain, they eventually end up in the Big Sioux River. Sioux Falls is looking to raise awareness through artwork. The city is looking for five talented artists to paint storm drains. One of those spots is reserved for an artist that’s under 18. Jessica Sexe from…

South Dakota Symphony Orchestra Introduces Music to Kids at an Early Age

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Studies show that kids who are exposed to music and art can benefit mentally, emotionally, and educationally. The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra wants to help get kids interested in the arts and music by exposing them to the orchestra. The symphony’s family concert “Mozart’s Missing Memory” debuted today. In the story, Mozart loses his memory and needs…

The Art of Rosemaling

Local woman hopes to teach future generations about the craft

Eileen Halverson is never sure who might show up, but every month, she gathers her painting materials and heads to the Old Courthouse Museum in downtown Sioux Falls to demonstrate a tradition unique to her heritage – Rosemaling. She is there from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 17. Click the link above to learn more about Eileen…

Impacts Of Addiction Inspire Student-Made Art

High schoolers paint an important picture about addiction recovery

Several dozen paintings on display in Sioux Falls Friday evening depict the struggle of overcoming addiction.  Amazingly, the artists behind them are only teenagers. Around 45 high schoolers from Roosevelt and Axtell Park created artwork for the “Art of Healing” art show downtown.  Many students in the show have either battled addiction, or have had a loved one go through…