The Visual Arts Center

The Visual Arts Center brings exhibitions of leading regional, national and international artists to its eight spacious galleries. Exhibits range from noted South Dakota artists to Andy Warhol and Rodin. The Visual Arts Center, accredited by the American Association of Museums, is dedicated to building, preserving and conserving its collections for both South Dakotans and worldwide audiences. The shows are rotated every few months, and community lectures and artist receptions are held throughout the year.

Several of the pieces in our Visual Arts Center are available for purchase. For more information, please contact the Curator at 605-731-2303 or

Emily's Hope Art Show Reception and Auction

Join us for an opening reception will be held with hors d'oeuvres, music and a live and silent auction. All proceeds will go to benefit Emily's Hope, a non-profit organization focused on education, treatment and saving lives lost to addiction.

Apr 26
6:00 PM

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Northern Plains Tribal Art: Works from the Collection

February 16, 2019 - May 30, 2021 in the Egger Gallery

Feb 16 - Mar 28

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Tim Rickett | The Dogs of War

May 14 - September 12, 2021 in the Shultz Gallery

May 14 - Sep 12

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Going Metro

June 4 - October 31, 2021 in the Jerstad Gallery

Jun 4 - Oct 31

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South Dakota Governor’s 9th Biennial Art Exhibition

June 26 - September 19, 2021 in the Everist Gallery

Jun 26 - Sep 19

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Not Sure!? | Rick Love

June 18 - October 17, 2021 in the Entrance & Contemporary Gallery

Aug 27
5:00 PM

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Artwork from notable contemporary artists in a variety of media and styles.

The region's only gallery dedicated to installations, video art and new media.

Shows artwork from artists with direct ties, past or present, to southeastern South Dakota.

Features rotating exhibitions of Northern Plains Tribal Art, drawing inspiration from the VAC's Permanent Collection.

Features South Dakota-based artists and South Dakota-inspired art to speak directly to the vitality and vibrancy of our state.

The VAC's largest gallery; showcases large-scale artwork and feature exhibitions.

Showcasing artwork from young local artists. 

Visual Arts Center Sponsors

Visual Arts Center Sponsors