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Here Are Just Some Of The Events Happening In The Arts Community:

Saturday, March 9 | 6 PM – 9 PM
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City
601 Columbus Street

We are excited to announce the 5th Annual Choose Art Benefit Performance! SAVE THE DATE for wonderful entertainment with a deeper meaning that features student visual and performing artists. These young artists CHOOSE ART to empower themselves and their community-something to celebrate and support!

A silent auction featuring visual art created by students begins at 6pm when the doors open, and the performance begins at 7pm. The performance includes the Academy of Dance Arts Company and local student performers, musicians, and singers. This year we are excited to have Gordy Pratt and Dalyce Sellers join us to both perform and emcee the event.

Tickets are $22.50 for adults and $10 for students. Purchase them through the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City's Box office online (http://performingartsrc.org/box-office/), or by phone: 394.1786

This is "Looking Forward" and it was created by Molly McKeehan, a homeschool student in Rapid City. Molly's painting and several others will be featured in of the 5th Annual Choose Art Addiction: Reframed Youth Performance on Saturday at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City (the PAC). 

"Looking Forward" is also part of this year's Choose Art Silent Auction and will be sold to the highest bidder at the performance. If you'd like to attend, contact the PAC Box Office. (

All proceeds from Choose Art benefit Lifeways prevention and early intervention programming.


Friday, March 8 | 6 PM – 8:30 PM
Hay Camp Brewing Company
601 Kansas City Street

This is the final 2019 VDay Rapid City performance and celebration of International Women's Day Hay Camp Brewing Company
The Vagina Monologues, by Eve Ensler 2019! Join us for a night of laughs, tears, and love as we showcase a revolutionary production of The Vagina Monologues.
We will open the evening with a special presentation by Suzan Nolan and Dorothy Rowdy Brewick- Women's Rights Activists and delegates to UN Commission on the Status of Women and Circle Coordinators for Gather the Women.
Come support Working Against Violence, Inc. (WAVI) and this inspiring, courageous women!

DOORS open at 5:00, event 6:00-8:30 pm, after party to follow!
$15 presale
$20 at the door
Tickets available through:

Our Executive Director, GiGi Lage, received the Executive Proclamation from Mayor Steve Allender stating...
“WHEREAS, the Allied Arts Fund has become a leader in providing small development grants and fiscal sponsorships for arts projects for children, Native Americans, senior citizens and under- served populations, and is the designated administrative agency for the distribution of Cultural City Investment Funds, from the City of Rapid City. NOW, therefore, I, Steve Allender, Mayor of Rapid City, do hereby proclaim the month of March, 2019 as March for the Arts in Rapid City and urge all Rapid City residents to participate in and support the arts by giving generously to the Allied Arts Fund.” Thank you Mayor Allender, our distinguished City Council and our great City for your support of the Arts!

The Allied Arts signed our new
            This Agreement is made by and between the CITY OF RAPID CITY, and the ALLIED ARTS FUND,
 WHEREAS, AAF has served as a united funding agency for the arts in Rapid City; 
            WHEREAS, the City is committed to funding the arts in Rapid City;
WHEREAS, AAF has the necessary expertise to help administer City funding for the arts;
WHEREAS, the City has appointed AAF to perform the services provided.

We are grateful for the continued support from Mayor Steve Allender and our Rapid City Council!

Join us at these locations to celebrate
Eat for the Arts
all March long!

Eat for the Arts at Culver's 
2501 Mount Rushmore Road
5 - 8:00 PM 

Eat for the Arts at Pancheros Mexican Grill
1221 W Omaha Street
4 - 8:00 PM 

Eat for the Arts at Panera Bread
1830 Eglin Street
4 - 8:00 PM   

Hills City Arts Council
Call to Artists:

 Join us as we celebrate the 12th Anniversary of the “Sculpture in the Hills Show and Sale”,
June 21-23, 2019! 
Last year we entertained visitors from 20 different states and a few foreign countries who loved the intimate size of the Show and the chance to meet and talk with the 23 participating artists about their work.  We hope you will come and experience summer in the Black Hills, and take this opportunity to showcase and sell your art.
The 2019 application form is available on our website at
**Our commission structure is outlined under line 6 in the Event Information section of the application. **
We offer an intimate atmosphere, with no more than 24 sculptors.
Over 2500 potential buyers will be in attendance, many of whom return each year.
First Place


Plus second & third place cash awards
March 8, 2019 All Applications Due
March 8, 2019 Jury Fee due for new artists only (see application checklist). No jury fee for returning artists
March 15 – March 29 Notification of acceptance
April 10, 2019 Booth Fees due, no refund after this date
After March 8th, any unsold booths will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me an email or call me at the number listed below.
Liz Carlson Jones
Hill City Arts Council
(605) 574-2810


Dakota Artists Guild

will be offering two $1,000 scholarships this year to graduating high school seniors who are interested in pursuing studies in visual arts. We will have applications available which need to be completed and returned by April 15, 2019.
Contact us for the application

New Name ~ Family Fare ~ Same Campaign!
Turn your receipts into a donation for the Arts!

Did you know that YOU could

Allied Arts Fund has the opportunity to earn $1,000 from Spartan Nash, simply by shopping at any local company-owned Family Fare Center. Through the Direct Your Dollars program, we can turn eligible receipts into cash for our organization!
It’s easy to help us “Direct Your Dollars.” Every time you shop at any Family Fare Center, save your receipts and send them to us at:
Allied Arts Fund
PO Box 4080
Rapid City, SD 57709

Proceeds will benefit the
in the Black Hills!

The Allied Arts Fund is pleased to share with you our Fiscal Sponsorship program. For more information, please contact us at: info@alliedartsrc.org
Fiscal Sponsorships Awarded:
Scrap Iron Press
SHMAAF ~ Southern Hills Music and Arts Festival

Emerging Visual Artists Program Through the
Dakota Artists Guild
4 Directions Sun Dance Project
Veterans Honor Banner Project

Thank You For Making Our Work Possible!

Allied Arts’ Organizations donate tickets to children, schools and our underserved communities, provided over $10,300 in local scholarships, and created 217 events for children and hosted hundreds of FREE programs in our local schools. 

Show Your Support Today
Art Agencies
Up Coming Events

Host Us at Your Upcoming Events
Contract us at support@bellsofthehills.com

Black Hills Bluegrass Festival

Black Hills Bluegrass Festival
Rush No More RV Resort & Campground

June 14, 15, 16, 2019.

Ilya Yakushev
April 7, 2019
Ilya Yakushev is a Russian pianist who is a well-known Yamaha Artist. He trained under his talented Vladimir Felysman and has been mystifying audiences around the world since the young age of 12.

St. Petersburg Piano Quartet
April 28, 2019
The St. Petersburg Piano Quartet was founded in 2014 and made its New York City debut with two successful concerts on the popular Barge Music Series. Since then, they have performed at the Da Camera Society in Los Angeles, Music Mountain and the Flagler Museum in Palm Beach, Florida to name a few.

Black Hills Community Theater

The Full Monty
March 22, 23, 29, 30 at 7:30 PM

March 24 and 31 at 2:00 PM
After spying on their wives at a “Girls’ Night Out” that involves male strippers, a group of unemployed steelworkers from Buffalo hatch an unflinching, unclothed scheme to make some quick cash. Based on the 1997 British film, The Full Monty strips six men bare, exposing their fear, self-consciousness and prejudices, pushing them to “let it go.”

Events Coming Soon!

Black Hills Pow Wow Association

Black Hills Powwow
Thank You For Attending!

Feeding South Dakota Empty Bowls Fundraiser
April 11, South Dakota School of Mines
Sing & Serve Pizza Ranch
June 11, 2019  from 5:00 - 8:00 PM

The Red Curtain
April 6, 2019. 7:30 PM
Performing Arts Center - Rapid City
Shostakovich’s epic 5th Symphony. 1937 Russia—during the height of the Stalinist purges. The Communist Party denounces Dmitri Shostakovich’s most recent works. Fearing for his life, the young composer writes a “Soviet” symphony, ending with a rousing march. But to many, the triumph rang hollow. Was the symphony meant to celebrate Stalin’s regime? Or did it contain hidden messages protesting the very system it seemed to support?

Save the Dates:
July 12, 7 PM: "The Pipes, the Pipes are Calling..." 
July 19, 7 PM: "Magica y Misterosa"
July 26, 7 PM: 'Ugh..., Because I Said So!"
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City
601 Columbus St., Rapid City, SD 
Historic Theater

Student Scholarships Available

The Sprig of Time
May 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Rapid City Performing Arts Center
601 Columbus St, Rapid City, SD 57701

Performing Arts Center of Rapid City
601 Columbus Street

Masters of Soul
April 29, 2019 7:30 PM
Masters of Soul is a celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. This 90-minute show features stylishly costumed, fully choreographed performances of both male and female groups backed by a live band. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. This 10 person Motown review show performs hits like “My Girl” by the Temptations and other songs that remind fans of the legendary performers that came out of Motown

Community Grants Awarded

Stanford M. and Lynda Clark Adelstein Grant

Awarded for 4th Grade Symphony Safari

Awarded for Choose Art: Collaborative Event Between Artists and Performers

Awarded for Saturday Morning Family Series

Awarded for Chamber Music for Children

Rapid City Ranger Band

Awarded for New Band Shirts
Rushmore Music Festival

Awarded for Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Awarded for Sculpture in the Hills


The Pailing Family Grant

Awarded for Art & Health: A Community Partnership

Music in the Schools

Awarded for Symphony Safari 4th Grade Concert

Awarded for Tea with H.G. Wells

Awarded for Arts Merit Badge Midway

Awarded for New RC Ranger Band Shirts

 Awarded for Power of Purple  Project

Sponsor of artwork by Ruminative Arts to be auctioned off for WAVI

When you donate to the Allied Arts Fund you are helping to provide exceptional Arts opportunities to our Community!  
Over 416,924 participants, $33,991 in donations to students through our schools, and 1,318 events for the Black Hills!
Thank you for your support!

Allied Art’s endowment fund provides you with the opportunity to create a lasting legacy while ensuring the future of the arts in the Black Hills. A permanent endowment, provides financial security for the Black Hills artistic, educational, and community programming for many years to come.

We have partnered with the South Dakota Community Foundation to manage our Endowment through their Nonprofit Savings Account Challenge Grant. They will award the AAF $20,000 if we raise $80,000, for a total of $100,000 for our organizations. Your planned gift will do more than support AAF and its missions – your generosity will also provide great benefits for you, your family, and

Generations to come!

Please Help Us Continue Our Mission Here
Our mailing address is:
Allied Arts Fund
PO Box 4080
Rapid City SD  57709

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