Sturgis Area Arts Council - News & Events

The "Big Read" THANKS and call for volunteers
The Sturgis Area Arts Council is pleased to be a part of the NEA Big Read. We are most grateful for the input on the grant application of Julie Peters more

S.A.A.C. one of 75 Organizations to receive an NEA Big Read Grant!!
Events happening this fall!!
The Sturgis Area Arts Council, in collaboration with the Sturgis Public Library and the Sturgis Area Chamber of Commerce, is a recipient of a grant of more

Calling all Artists - October Art Show
Art is Popping-Up once again in Sturgis! A call to artists of all ages for the 2nd Annual Sturgis Pop-Up Art Show.

This year, in co more

What does Peace look like?
Puzzle pieces at the Kick-Off event and the Library
Everyone seems to have a different image of peace, judging by the variety of concepts around. However you see it, you have the opportunity to illustra more

How did we get into and out of Vietnam?
Friday, September 15 & Friday, September 29
12:00 Noon
Sturgis Public Library's Program Room
To help those of us who thrive on history (as well as those of us who weren't paying attention back in the day), Larry Mayes, Colonel USAF (retire more

Author Tim O'Brien in Sturgis
Friday, September 22
Sturgis Community Center
With a great deal of financial help from the South Dakota Humanities Council and the AARP, as well as the National Endowment of the Arts, Sturgis Big more

Pop-Up Art Show!
During the month of October
Sturgis Public Library - Sturgis Center for the Arts - First Interstate Bank
The 2nd Annual Sturgis Pop-Up Art Show is happening in October.

This year, in conjunction with the NEA Big Read, we asked that entrie more

Round Table Discussions
Tuesday, October 3rd - Thursday, October 5th - Sunday, October 22nd
6:00pm on the 3rd and 5th - 1:00pm on the 22nd
Erskine Building on October 3rd and October 5th - Piedmont American Legion on October 22nd
One of the most valuable and thought- provoking elements of the Big Read programming in Sturgis is the opportunity to hear our veterans and their fami more

Experience of a Vietnamese Immigrant
Friday, October 13
12:00 Noon
Sturgis Public Library's Program Room
On Friday, October 13th, at 12:00 noon in the Program Room of the Sturgis Public Library, we have the opportunity to meet Anh Nyugen Harper, DDS. Dr more

USO Show Celebrates "The Big Read"
Sunday, October 15
Sturgis Community Center Theater
Get ready to swing back in time to the '60s and '70s as the Arts Council's Drama Department presents its Fall Music Revue - a USO show hig more

Audition for "The Bard of Ballyfiddle"
Monday, October 16
Sturgis Elementary School Gym
Auditions for Dakota Players' production of "The Bard of Ballyfiddle" will be held at 3:30pm on Monday, October 16th, in the Sturgis Elementary S more

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Discussions
Thursday, October 19th and Thursday, October 26th
7:00pm both evenings
Erskine Building - 1300 Sherman St.
Among the Veterans and their families, two of the most perplexing dilemmas related to military service are the tendency toward suicide and the effects more

"The Bard of Ballyfiddle"
Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21
Sturgis Community Center Theater
Dakota Players -- and our wonderful Sturgis actors and actresses present The Bard of Ballyfiddle - a joyous story of how music triumphs over what tr more

History at High Noon
Friday, October 20
12:00 Noon
Sturgis Public Library's Program Room
After our summer vacation, History at High Noon will start again on Friday, October 20th, in the Program Room of the Sturgis Public Library. more

Halloween Storytelling with the Black Hills Storytellers
Friday, October 27
Sturgis Center for the Arts
Have a Haunted Halloween!

The Black Hills Storytellers promise to shiver your timbers and rattle your bones at our 22nd annual storytel more

The Faces of Agent Orange
Saturday, November 4
9:00am-12:00 noon OR 1:00pm-4:00pm
Commissioners' Meeting Room of the Erskine Building, 1300 Sherman St.
One of the major health issues of veterans who served in Vietnam continues to be the effects of Agent Orange. For the latest information regarding exp more

39th Annual Community Christmas Concert
Sunday, December 10
Sturgis Community Center Theater
We don't have many details yet, but we know it's going to be on this date and time.

Watch for updates :) more

"Everybody Loves Opal"
Friday, February 23rd - Monday, February 26th, 2018
Be watching .... no details yet, but it's coming! more

Thursday, June 21 - Monday, June 25
Sturgis Community Center Theater
Our 20th Annual Summer Musical - "Godspell"

Watch for details as they become available. more

Artists Wanted for our Artist of the Month Programs
Artwork displayed at the Sturgis Public Library
You pick your month

Every month the Sturgis Area Arts Council is proud to feature an area artist in our "Artist of the Month" program, where your art is displayed at t more