Open Stage 2018 combined 63 performing acts with more than 700 audience members to produce 5 nights of great entertainment. Still haven’t been to Open Stage? Our 2019 season is in full swing with shows in January, February, and March.
Artist Scott Luken’s “Guardian” earned 1st Place Best of Show at the 2018 Sculpture in the Hills. Mark your calendar – Sculpture in the Hills 2019 will be June 22nd-23rd.
September 25 – 28, 2019
Watch artists painting live in action at various locations around Hill City and Custer State Park! The works created will be for sale at the Hill City Senior Center.
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.
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!