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.

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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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Dale Lamphere | Arc of Dreams: The Journey

July 27 - December 30, 2019 in the Everist Gallery

Jul 27 - Dec 30

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Nate Stromberg | Painting with Paper

August 31, 2019 – January 5, 2020 in the Jerstad Gallery.

Aug 31 - Jan 5

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Land of Plenty (South Dakota Photography)

September 20, 2019 - February 16, 2020 in the Bates Trimble Gallery

Sep 20 - Feb 16

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Lincoln High School | Honest Perspectives

October 11, 2019 - February 23, 2020 in the Young Artists Gallery

Oct 11 - Feb 23

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Travis Hinton | Necessary Roughness

October 11, 2019 - February 23, 2020 in the Shultz Gallery

Oct 11 - Feb 23

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South Dakota Governor’s 8th Biennial Art Exhibition

October 26, 2019 - January 19, 2020 in the Everist Gallery.

Oct 26 - Jan 19

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David Hamlow | immiscible

December 12, 2019 - June 8, 2020 in the Contemporary Gallery.

Dec 12 - Jun 8

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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. 

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