Black Hills Original Music Showcase

Join us on January 27th for this Hill City Arts Council fundraising event.

Get Ready for Open Stage!

Open Stage begins January 13th at High Country Guest Ranch

2017 Sculpture in the Hills


Artist Wayne Salge’s “Bison” earned 1st Place in Best of Show at the 2017 Sculpture in the Hills. Mark your calendar – Sculpture in the Hills 2018 will be June 23rd-24th.

Hill City Quilt Show & Sale

The 2017 Quilt Show was a huge success with over 250 quilts on display!

Youth Art Program

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

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!