Black Hills Plein Air Paint Out

SEPTEMBER 25 & 26, 2020

Watch artists painting live in action at various locations around Hill City and Sylvan Lake! The works created will be for sale at InsideOut at the end of each day.

Art for Kids

The Hill City Arts Council believes it is essential to support artistic endeavors in our local schools and youth organizations

Open Stage

2020 show dates, Just released!


Sculpture in the Hills


Artist Wayne Salge’s “Lookout” won 1st Place Best of Show at the 2019 Sculpture in the Hills.

2020 Sculpture in the Hills: Cancelled

Stay tuned for big changes and new works in 2021!

Hill City Quilt Show & Sale

September 12 & 13, 2020

Save the Dates!

Nurturing and Supporting the Arts & Humanities

Our goal is to bring affordable art experiences directly to the people of Hill City and the surrounding Black Hills area. We do this through our signature events and by partnering with like-minded organizations that produce events like the Black Hills Film Festival and Art Extravaganza.

Arts-in-education is important to our mission, and we strive to include a program for youth in each Hill City Arts Council event. We also provide scholarships and grants to our schools and local youth organizations to encourage arts and creative programming.

Get Involved!

Join Us As A Member

Your membership matters!

Become A Sponsor

Support your favorite event or program as a sponsor.

Contribute As A Volunteer

Help wanted- please share your time and skills.

Support Us With A Donation

Help us achieve our mission.

Small Town, Big Art

We are a small mountain town located in the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota.

Since 2001 the Hill City Arts Council has promoted the creative economy in Hill City by providing opportunities for area citizens, students, and visitors to experience art in its myriad forms. Located near two of the world’s largest sculptures — Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse – the Hill City Arts Council hosts an annual “Sculpture in the Hills Show and Sale” the last weekend of June each year and has purchased monumental artworks for the town’s Main Street. “Patriarch,” a bronze bison by Peg Detmers and “Iron Star,” a hybrid metal horse sculpture by John Lopez – “the most photographed horse in South Dakota” — celebrate our Black Hills heritage.

Be a part of our small town and its big art… join the Hill City Arts Council!