Serving central South Dakota for over 45 years.

Short Grass Arts Council supports and promotes awareness, access, and appreciation for the arts in the Pierre / Ft. Pierre area of South Dakota.

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  • Gallery Arts Show

    Since 1999, Short Grass Arts Council has organized and hosted a three-day Gallery Arts Show in the spring, where many South Dakota visual artists gather and present their most recent works. Click the link below to read more and for the 2023 artist submission form.

  • Tales on the River

    We believe that everyone has an interesting story to tell! Tales on the River is a summer storytelling series hosted by SGAC. We invite speakers to tell their tales every Thursday evening throughout June, July, and August. Have an interesting story you'd like to tell? We are scouting speakers for our 2023 series! Click the link below to let us know who you think should speak this year.

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  • Handmade Holiday Market

    Every December, we like to encourage our community to shop local and support our talented hometown artists and crafters during the holidays. This pop-up market is the perfect space to buy handmade works of art as holiday gifts. If you're interested in becoming a seller in our market, check back here in October for more information.

Other Activities

As we emerge from pandemic hibernation, we are looking forward to once again working with artists of all cultures and mediums as well as building strong partnerships with local businesses that have similar values and missions. If you have recommendations for artists you'd like to see in Pierre and Ft. Pierre, we'd like to hear your ideas. As new opportunities arise, we will update you via our new email list. Sign up today to start receiving information from us.