HILL CITY, S.D. – Located just minutes from two of the largest and most renowned outdoor sculptures in the world – Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Crazy Horse Memorial – Hill City, S.D., will host the third-annual Sculpture in the Hills Show and Sale on June 26-27, 2010.
Artists from across the nation will gather under a tent on Main Street in Hill City to display their sculptures. The work of many well-known artists will be on display, including Bobbie Carlyle, Jim Maher, Dale Lamphere, and Ray Kobald.
Among the art will be The Invocation, Buck McCain’s 15-foot-tall horse and Native American rider.
Also at the art show will be two-time People's Choice winner John Lopez, who presents his new hybrid metal buffalo, Old Blue. The life-size sculpture is made of found and recycled iron and farm-implement parts, along with small cast bronze sculptures that are creatively distributed throughout the sculpture.
Hill City sculptor Peggy Detmers will demonstrate her art throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday. Her behemoth bronze buffalo sculpture, “Patriarch,” resides on Main Street in Hill City.
Enjoy the weekend of art and festivities in Hill City. Hours on Saturday, June 26, are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., MDT, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Hill City Arts Council will host a “Sneak Preview Party” on Friday, June 25. Reserve your tickets for the “Sneak Preview Party” by calling 605-574-2810.
The Sculpture in the Hills Show and Sale is a free event. Visitors can vote for their favorite piece of art. Winning artists will receive monetary awards.
This Sculpture in the Hills news release is a cooperative partnership with the South Dakota Department of Tourism and State Development. The goal of the cooperative multi-media release program is to enhance public relations activities for the visitor industry.