Hill City, S.D. -- Located between two of the world’s largest and most famous sculptures, Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse, the "Sculpture in the Hills" Art Show will once again on June 27th and 28th fill the little town in the Black Hills with artists and art patrons who will show and purchase high quality art.
Last year was the first year for this juried art show and it proved to be a huge success. Located in about 5,000 square feet of space on Hill City’s Main Street, 25 artists from across the Midwest and Rocky Mountain states will display their sculptures in a variety of styles and medium including bronze, stone, wood and scrap iron. This year’s artist lineup includes Ray Kobald, Dale Lamphere, John Lopez and James Moore to name a few.
“Our clients were thrilled to see that a town of this size could put on such a professional, well attended show.” says Kristin Standard of Black Hills Bronze. Lori Nonnast of Jon Crane Gallery said “This show brought in such high quality art, that business owners were clamoring to get these fresh new pieces into their galleries.”
Hill City has become renowned for its arts scene in recent years, aiming to rival Santa Fe, Jackson Hole, Sedona and now Loveland, Colorado for sculpture. It is a destination in itself with many fine art galleries and public art gracing the city. It is also home for the area’s only foundry, Black Hills Bronze, the only winery, Prairie Berry Winery, and the only 1880 train still giving passenger rides. One of the world’s most complete skeletons of a T. Rex dinosaur, “STAN,” reigns over all at the Black Hills Museum of Natural History.
Visitors are invited to stay and play in Hill City. Enjoy camping, hiking or biking on the 100- mile Mickelson Trail, rock climbing, fishing and boating on the area’s stream-fed reservoirs. June 26th features a night blast at the ongoing carving at the Crazy Horse Memorial and a Sneak Preview party in HillCity. Contact Kristin Standard at 605-574-3200 for ticket information. Saturday evening enjoy an art walk on Main Street featuring artists in all mediums. Don’t miss the "Sculpture in the Hills" Art Show June 27th and 28th in Hill City, SD.
Sculpture in the Hills is made possible by the Hill City Arts Council and our sponsors: First Western Bank, Realty Executives, Simpson's Printing, Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery, Dr. Tim and Kim Watt, Alexander Enterprises, Art of the Hills magazine, Best Western Golden Spike, Black Hills Bronze, Black Hills Central Railroad, Fenske Media, Jewels of the West, Palmer Gulch Lodge / KOA, Prairie Berry Winery, Viken Law Firm.