Media Release: 10.20.2023
Introducing the Teen Art Studio:
A Haven for Young Artists in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, SD — The Rapid City Arts Council is proud to introduce the Teen Art Studio – a cutting-edge initiative designed to cultivate the talents of young and budding visual artists. Nestled within the Dahl Arts Center, this dedicated studio is an invitation to all teens in Rapid City who take a strong interest in art and seek to forge meaningful connections in the art community.
The Teen Art Studio program has been conceptualized to:
- Empower: Elevate the aspirations of creative middle and high school students, enabling them to expand their artistic experience and grow as responsible citizens.
- Educate: Offer insights and expertise through interactions with professional teaching artists.
- Engage: Foster a community-driven approach by involving student interns, handpicked by leading arts educators, to shape the studio's direction and culture.
What the Teen Art Studio Offers:
- Exploration: Ample studio space stocked with diverse art supplies to stimulate creativity.
- Expertise: Regular workshops facilitated by teaching artists from the professional world.
- Environment: A vibrant and nurturing atmosphere for students to dive deep into their art alongside peers who share their passion.
- Exposure: Unique chances to immerse in the local arts scene, collaborate on projects, take on leadership roles, and exhibit their artwork.
Eager to be a part of the 2023/24 Teen Art Studio? The Rapid City Arts Council is selecting up to thirty talented students from the Rapid City area for the inaugural program based on an application process. The 2023/24 experience begins this November and will culminate in April 2024.
The studio will be open to participating high schoolers on Tuesdays and to middle schoolers on Thursdays from 4-6pm. Don't miss the monthly Saturday workshops! Hurry and mark your calendars: the deadline to apply for the 2023/24 program is October 20, 2023, at 11:59PM Mountain Time.
To apply for the Teen Art Studio or to learn how to contribute as a professional artist, visit: www.rapidcityartscouncil.org/teen-art-studio. For direct inquiries, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All of this has been made possible – at zero cost to the students – thanks to the profound generosity of local families and private foundations who support the arts.
Teen artists at the Dahl Arts Center
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The mission of the Rapid City Arts Council (RCAC) is to champion inclusive, innovative, and inspiring arts opportunities to enrich the communities we serve. This organization was founded in 1968 by visionary artists and art enthusiasts, and in 1987, RCAC became the official partner in expanding the city’s arts and cultural resources. Since 1974, RCAC has been the proud steward of the Dahl Arts Center, a civic resource owned by the City of Rapid City. RCAC is dedicated to advocating for the arts and amplifying the artistic voices of the region and offers a wide range of public arts programs, including exhibitions, live performances, and educational classes. Support comes from the Black Hills Area Community Foundation, John T. Vucurevich Foundation, South Dakota Community Foundation, and the South Dakota Arts Council with funds from the State of South Dakota through the Department of Tourism and the National Endowment for the Arts, and many local donors. The Rapid City Arts Council and the Dahl Arts Center are located at 713 7th St in Downtown Rapid City. The center is open from Monday to Saturday, between 10 am and 5 pm and admission is free. Learn more at rapidcityartscouncil.org.