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

ABSTRACT Buffalo (Shaggy & Maggie)
Shaviq Boutique & Art Gallery
Friday, April 12 | 7:00 PM 
626 Saint Joseph Street

GET WILD with Kristina of Ruminative Arts as she walks you through the process of painting an abstract buffalo - either Shaggy or Maggie. Explore breaking down images into basic shapes to build up to a finished piece using texture and layering to add depth and movement.
This painting is customizable.
All materials are provided.

(605) 394-0020

Music Takes You Home
Black Hills Showcase Chorus
Sunday, April 14 | 4:30 - 8 PM 
Calvary Lutheran Church - Rapid City

5311 Sheridan Lake Road

Music is comfort for the soul and will always take you home. Join us for an evening of a lasagna dinner and entertainment with guest performers: Shrine of Democracy’s Lame Johnny Creek Quartet, Instrumentalist Chami Senarath and Harpist Joelle Simpson. Doors open at 4:30pm, dinner at 5pm and performance at 6pm. We will have a silent auction at the event as well as a quilt raffle. Tickets available at
or from a chorus member.
Adult $30 | 2 for $50 | 10 & Under $15.
Email us at or call

Rags to Riches
Bells of the Hills
April 28 | 2:00 PM | FREE
South Canyon Lutheran Church
700 44th Street


Save the Date
Spring Concert is just around the corner!
This time it's all about Rag Time!

Masters of Soul
Rapid City Concert Association
Monday, April 29 | 7:30 PM

Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
444 N Mt Rushmore Rd, Rapid City

In the early 60’s some of the most iconic names in the history of popular music were discovered in the Motor City of Detroit, MI, better known as MOTOWN. MASTERS OF SOUL is a celebration of these artists, their music and style, including music of The Temptations, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, James Brown, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross and the Supremes, Gladys Knight & the Pips, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, The Commodores and many more.

MASTERS OF SOUL is a celebration of these artists, their music and style. The show features stylishly costumed fully choreographed tributes by both male and female trios, backed by a four-piece band.

Available in advance at the Civic Center Box Office either by phone (605-394-4111) or in person. Tickets are also available the night of the performance at the door. Inquiries regarding availability of seating may be made through theur website or by calling 605-593-2403.

Make Music Black Hills
Returns this June!
Friday, June 21 | 11 - 9 PM 
Rapid City and the Black Hills

Make Music Black Hills will return on Friday, June 21!
I hope that you will make plans to join us again this year!
Registration for Make Music 2019 is now open.
Creating your profile is free, fun and easy. Within minutes, you will have access to the Make Music Black Hills database to help you find your perfect match.

The Allied Arts is grateful for this support from Black Hills Energy. We would not be able to continue our mission to create a vibrant and sustainable Arts and creative community that is enjoyed by so many in the Black Hills! The Allied Arts supports 17 Arts organizations and provides funding opportunities to individual and small Art groups and strives to keep the Arts in our schools! Thank you Black Hills Energy for all you do for the Arts and our community! 

You Make The Difference!
Thank you for your support of the Arts!


Provide a Seat for a Senior or a Student

We are asking for your help!

In an effort to bring the Arts to those in our Community that may not have the opportunity to attend a performance
A gift from you….
Will provide a seat at one of our Member Arts Agencies programs for a
Senior or a Student.

Consider a donation or donating your unused tickets!

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

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!

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!

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!

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
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Black Hills Bluegrass Festival

Black Hills Bluegrass Festival
Rush No More RV Resort & Campground

June 14, 15, 16, 2019.

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

Noises Off
May 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 at 7:30 PM

May 5, 12, 19 at 2:00 PM
Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a madcap look at a theater troupe that includes erratic actors, an arrogant director and well-meaning stagehands, attempting to put together a show called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, intrigue on and off the stage, and a few misplaced sardines all figure into the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. 

Watch For Updates Coming Soon!
Black Hills Pow Wow Association

Black Hills Powwow
Friday, October 11, 2019 | 6:30 PM

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

Thank you for a fantastic season!

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

Spring Concert
May 5, 2019 at 3 PM
Join us at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City


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

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

Awarded for Lifeways' Choose Art

We Believe in Kids Event

Four and One Half - Octave Hand Bell Set

Rapid City Concert Association Student Workshop

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

 WellFully Art show BE BLUE AWARE,
Friday, April 26th 

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!

Please Help Us Continue Our Mission Here

The Allied Arts Fund is pleased to share with you our Fiscal Sponsorship program. For more information, please contact us at:
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

Our mailing address is:
Allied Arts Fund
PO Box 4080
Rapid City SD  57709

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