All posts by Tana Zwart

CFA: Kid Artists for Kids Nite!

Kids Art Show and Sale
At Kids Nite! in McKennan Park

Tuesday, June 26
6 to 8 PM

Tuesday, July 31
6 to 8 PM

Are you creative?
Do you like to paint, draw, work with wood, make bracelets, or any kind of crafty treasures?


  • Set up begins at 5 PM. Must be in place and ready by 5 PM.
  • Only creations made by youth (17 years and younger) may be sold/displayed.
  • Booth space limited to a card table and chair provided by artist.
  • Artist responsible for handling all aspects of sales.
  • No edible items may be sold.
  • You will not be charged for your booth.

Register your booth at least one week in advance at using activity number 170010.

HOSTED BY City of Sioux Falls Parks and Recreation

Sioux Falls Parks and rec reserves the right to determine appropriate both.

Art gallery to close physical location in downtown Sioux Falls

An art gallery is closing its physical location in downtown Sioux Falls.

Exposure Gallery & Studios, which has organized local art shows for the past four years, is shutting its doors.

“After months of back and forth, I’ve made the decision to close Exposure’s physical location at 401 Phillips Avenue at the end of the month,” said owner Zach DeBoer in a post to Exposure’s Facebook page on Wednesday.

Although Exposure will no longer be hosting monthly art shows, DeBoer plans to continue organizing art events throughout the year, such as Art Maze and ARTmart. In August, the gallery will be at Downtown Riverfest for a collaborative art project.

“It wasn’t an easy choice to make; all the amazing shows we’ve hosted, our collaborations with our BFFs at JAM Art & Supplies, not to mention the recent arrival of our new neighbors Jones421 and the Levitt Shell Sioux Falls- I LOVE our space and couldn’t ask for a better situation or location.”…

via the Argus. To view more, click here.

CFA: RFP for Downtown Yankton Art Alleyway Project

Calling all Artists!

The Meridian District Board of Directors  and the Art Alleyway committee is seeking proposals for the design and installation of a mural in the alleyway located in the Meridian District in Downtown Yankton, South Dakota, located between the blocks of Walnut and Douglas Street on the Northside of 3rdStreet.

Please see the attached RFP for additional details.

RFP for Merdian District Artwork


5PM | August 1, 2018

Ashli Danilko | 605-660-9821

City of Sioux Falls aims to use art to raise water quality awareness

The City of Sioux Falls is continuing an art project that aims to raise awareness about water quality issues for the Big Sioux River.

For the third year in a row, storm water inlets around downtown Sioux Falls will be painted for local artists to draw attention to the city’s storm drainage system.

Sioux Falls Sustainability Coordinator Jessica Sexe says many believe the misconception that the water that flows into storm drains goes into the city’s sanitary sewer system and gets treated.

That is not the case…

via KSFY.  View more here.

Art on a fingernail: Sioux Falls salon is labor of love

More impressive than the painted or three-dimensional designs Sheila Amrhien creates is the life she built on a curved surface often no wider than a centimeter.

Amrhien works at her desk, surrounded by splashes of color and an assortment of nail paints and materials.

Her car, parked out front, is a pink Escalade with “NAILZ” on the license plate.

Artistic Nails by Sheila at 6232 Pinnacle Place, Suite 203, is 20 years in the making and its proprietor is still evolving her craft.

“It’s really about challenging myself,” Amrhien said.

The 47-year-old Sioux Falls business owner has offered her unique skills and designs to local customers for years, and compares her clients to family…

via the Argus. here.

CFA: 42nd Annual Fine Arts Exhibit

42nd Annual Fine Arts Exhibit and Deadline Announced


The Brookings Arts Council is excited to release the Call for Art for the 42nd Annual Fine Arts Exhibit in early August. The rules and entry forms for Fine Arts Exhibit and Competition are now available online and at the Brookings Arts Council. We always look forward to seeing the art submitted to this exhibit as it is always amazing!

This annual exhibit is open to residents of South Dakota, 18 and older. All media, with the exception of photography, are eligible. There is a limit of two pieces per artist and the work must have been completed within the past two years. The entry fee is $20.00 per piece with cash prizes awarded to the top four pieces.

The deadline for entering is Friday, July 27th at 5 pm and the exhibit will officially open August 1st. The artists’ reception will be held Thursday, August 2nd from 4:30 to 6:30pm with awards being presented starting at 5pm.

The Brookings Arts Council is open Tuesdays through Saturdays, Noon to 5. There is no admission charge. For more information or copies of the form, contact 605-692-4177, email at , stop in at 524 4th Street in Brookings or check the website at

Voyage Visionaries “June is for the Roses” Art Show

Thursday, June 14 at 5 PM – 8 PM

Kristine Reiner is the next artist showcasing in Voyage’s gallery at Dawley Farms. Music will be performed by Ben Gertner from 6:30 – 7:30 pm.

Reiner is a graphic designer and a mixed media artist that graduated from USF in 2016. Reiner creates abstract art by painting with roses and feels that it’s a magical thing to have someone see a different image in her work than what she originally imagined.

Reiner’s works are based on her own life experiences, she finds that her emotions are really what guide her subject matter. When creating, Reiner tends to use whatever is available but rarely paint brushes. Instead, most of her works are created using roses. From start to finish Reiner will use the different parts of the rose to achieve a unique movement that you can’t get with a brush.


11-Year-Old Raises $30,000 for Endangered Species with Artwork

If you want to learn more about endangered species, Bria Neff is the girl to talk to.

“There are over 3,000 endangered species,”said Bria Neff.

Bria’s only 11, but  she doesn’t let her age hold her back from anything.

She currently has a Faces of the Endangered Art Exhibit at the Washington Pavillion to educate people about these animals. It will be there until June 10th.

She is most passionate about wolves.

“I love wolves a lot and they’re really beautiful and I don’t want them to go extinct,” said Neff.

She’s helping save them one painting at a time.

“It was a blue wolf and it had a dream catcher for a necklace,” said Neff.

In May she donated the painting to the Wolf Conservation Center for their 1st annual NYC fundraiser.

“Her painting raised 15 thousand dollars which is incredible,” said Maggie Howell, Executive Director of the Wolf Conservation Center.

“It was the best day of my life,” said Neff…

via KDLT. To view more, click here.


Studio space we have for rent:

8th & Railroad Center
401 East 8th Street
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

310A in the 310 Artists Suites is available immediately.
It is comprised of 178 square feet which opens to a larger, shared reception area.
The rent is $250.00 per month.
To view the space or for more information, please call 332-4349.

June Life Drawing Sessions

Downtown Figure Drawing
(Corner of 6th & Main)

6:30-9:00 pm
Easels provided
Limited space—send a reply to RSVP!
6/12 – TBD
6/19 – Nude Figure (Haley)
6/26 – Nude Figure (Marcus)