March 29, 2015

Events & Appearances

Jan
27
Fri
2017
Black Hills Stock Show @ Rapid City Civic Center
Jan 27 – Feb 5 all-day

Join me at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, SD!

Black Hills Stock Show Sketch

May
20
Sat
2017
Jamestown Flea Market and Vendor Fair @ Jamestown Civic Center
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

As I’m wrapping up my teaching artist residency in Jamestown ND, I am setting up my art booth for a one day show at the Jamestown Civic Arena – sort of a trial run with the new booth set up, and a way to showcase my artwork before I leave town.  I hope to see some of my Gussner and St. John’s kids there!!

Jun
2
Fri
2017
Street Faire at the Lakes @ Deatroit Lakes, MN
Jun 2 @ 9:00 am – Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm

It’s six blocks of art, music, entertainment and food. Our Street Faire at Detroit Lakes, Minnesota has it all. On Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3, 2017, Detroit Lakes cordons off the downtown for the first, big outdoor event of the season.

One hundred and twenty-five juried artists set up their paintings, sculptures, pottery, jewelry and other first class art. Musicians stroll the sidewalks. Bands perform from a main stage, free to attendees.

There’s something for everyone. Your children will love the balloons, having their faces painted and riding on the carnival rides. You can mellow out with classic folk music or soothing Bluegrass. Or, put on your dancing shoes at the Eagles on Friday night.

Eat your way through the food court. It’s summer time and Our Street Faire is the perfect way to begin the season. For more information, see the Street Faire at the Lakes website or call the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center, 218-844-4221.

See You at the Street Faire of the Lakes!

Jun
10
Sat
2017
Art on the Red (Grand Cities Art Fest) – Grand Forks ND
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm
Jun
17
Sat
2017
Arts in the Park – Aberdeen SD @ Melgaard Park
Jun 17 @ 10:00 am – Jun 18 @ 4:00 pm
Jul
3
Mon
2017
Art in the Park @ Mandan, ND
Jul 3 @ 9:00 am – Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm

The Art in the Park Festival is held in conjunction with Mandan Rodeo Days and Fourth of July Celebration.  It has grown to be a popular event, attracting 25,000-30,000 visitors from across North Dakota and surrounding states.

Location of the festival is in the Robert Dykshoorn Park and Heritage Park which are along the parade route on Main Street in Mandan. It will host art and craft booths as well as food booths and cultural entertainment.  Proceeds of our shows have gone toward park improvements, high school scholarships and the public library.  Previous monies have paid for landscaping, underground sprinkling systems and band shell.  This year the Festival grounds have been expanded to facilitate more artists and craft booths.

Jul
8
Sat
2017
Brookings Summer Arts Festival @ Pioneer Park
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm

Welcome to the 45th Annual Brookings Summer Arts Festival! July 9 & 10, 2016

Beautiful Pioneer Park in Brookings, South Dakota is home to South Dakota’s premier juried art festival. Over 200 artists from across the nation, representing 17 disciplines of art, grace Pioneer Park with original skilled and handcrafted works of art. Forty two gourmet and ethnic food booths satisfy every appetite. Historic and antique booths celebrate South Dakota’s heritage as well as a regional products area. A lively children’s area in the center of the park provides fun, educational activities. In addition to the great works of art, the festival has become known for the entertainers performing in the historic park band shell and on side stages throughout the park.

Planning for the annual Brookings Summer Arts Festival is already well underway by the volunteer committee who work tirelessly to produce this extravaganza of art, food and entertainment for the whole family. The committee thoughtfully considers every detail to make the Festival truly enjoyable for the 75,000 visitors over the two day period. Plan now to attend!

Brookings Summer Arts Festival @ Pioneer Park
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – Jul 9 @ 5:00 pm
Jul
14
Fri
2017
Festival in the Park @ Spearfish City Park
Jul 14 @ 4:00 pm – Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm

Over 25,000 people attend the festival, held every third weekend in July. The festival features over 180 fine art and craft vendors with an emphasis on handmade and original products.


Kids’ Fun, Vendors, Live Music, Food

Over 25 food vendors serve eclectic varieties of cuisines that please any appetite. All applications are subject to a juried process to ensure quality, variety, and originality. Free live onstage entertainment from local and regional artists is available daily. Children’s activities keep the younger set of festival goers busy and happy. For those who want to sit with a cool beverage and listen to music, the “Watering Hole” never fails to please.


WRISTBAND NIGHT
– Support the arts in Spearfish!

Friday, July 15th – 4-8p (Vendor Booths open)
Our FUNDRAISING NIGHT! You can pre-purchase wristbands ($5 per person*) from:

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Visit Spearfish
  • Bay Leaf
  • The Matthews art gallery. *Children 10 and under are FREE if with PAID adult.

Why should we pay $5 on Friday when we can get in on Sat. & Sun. for free?

  • For a very low price you are supporting the arts in Spearfish.
  • You get to PREVIEW & BUY from your favorite vendors a day ahead!
  • The Watering Hole is open and will have a great musical group performing from 5pm to 10pm. Only folks with wristbands get to see this awesome group.
  • Enjoy the festival in the COOLER evening hours!

Any questions?  Email fip@matthewsopera.com.  

Aug
18
Fri
2017
Riverboat Days – Yankton SD @ Riverside Park
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm
Sep
2
Sat
2017
Sioux City Art Splash @ Sioux City IA
Sep 2 @ 6:39 pm – Sep 3 @ 7:39 pm
Sep
9
Sat
2017
Sidewalk Arts Festival @ Downtown Sioux Falls
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Sep
15
Fri
2017
Downtowners Street Fair @ Downtown Bismarck ND
Sep 15 @ 9:00 am – Sep 16 @ 5:00 pm
Sep
23
Sat
2017
Sheyenne Valley Arts and Crafts Show @ Fort Ransom State Park
Sep 23 @ 10:00 am – Sep 24 @ 4:00 pm

SVACA sponsors events and opportunities for artists and craftspersons throughout the year.  A co-op store is opened in Sheyenne Hall Memorial Day weekend through mid-September,  in which vendors sell arts, crafts, antiques, and many unique, interesting items.   It is open Saturdays, and Sundays from 12 – 5 pm, and Tuesday evenings from 6-9 pm.  It is also open for holidays such as Memorial Day, the Independence Day, and Labor Day.  It can be opened any other time by contacting one of the store committee/board members.

Annual Fall Festival 

The Arts & Crafts Fall Festival is held every year the last FULL weekend of September.  Bear Creek Hall is used for an art show and displays, as well as demonstrations by local artists.

Sep
28
Thu
2017
Buffalo Round Up @ Custer State Park
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm

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