FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2023
New Destinations Announced for Free Downtown Art Walk, August 4th in Rapid City
RAPID CITY, SD – The Rapid City Arts Council announces First Friday Downtown Art Walk on
Friday, August 4 from 5–8 PM. This recurring community event in Downtown Rapid City started
in June and continues on the first Friday of every month through September.
Downtown Art Walk happens throughout the downtown area. In this self-guided art
experience, participants will explore interactive creative activities at each of the destinations
they stop at along the way. From live music to workshops and painting – it’s an event the
public will not want to miss.
There are now 19 participating businesses, galleries, and cultural venues on this year’s Art
Walk. They include Alex Johnson Mercantile, Art Alley, Art House,, Black Hills Vinyl, Canvas
2 Paint, Celtic Connections, Dakota Drum Co., Dandelion Bouquet, Dahl Arts Center,
Elements of South Dakota, Garbage Tale Vintage, Melissa Wood Art Gallery, Pure Fox,
Suzie Cappa Art Center, Tusweca Gallery, and Ugly Graffiti. Newly added: B Sharp Cut
Co., Firehouse Brewing, and The Coupe.
Each of the 19 destinations will offer interactive activities on August 4. Examples of the
special activities include:
● Art Alley: Community mural painting; “Ignitor” reception with muralist Logan Beert
● Black Hills Vinyl: Dye your own disc with Black Hills Disc Golf
● Dahl Arts Center: Meet and greet with artists Susan Turnbull and Susan Drey
● Suzie Cappa Art Center: Live demonstration with Mark Zimmerman, BOGO art sale
● Pure Fox: Permanent Jewelry with Valiant Vice
● Canvas 2 Paint: Planted Soap Cutting Pop-up
● The Coupe: Jeremy Quick Trio
● Garbage Tale Vintage: 13th Seat Herbal Project Pop-up Painting with Natural Inks
● Celtic Connections: Mike Lemay & Enya Wallace Live Music
First Friday Downtown Art Walks is a recurring community event presented by the Rapid
City Arts Council and is proudly sponsored by Print Mark-et, Black Hills Vinyl, and Canvas 2
For more information or to become a participating artist or destination, please visit our
website or contact the Rapid City Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org. Contact the
businesses for information about their events.
Maggie Jean Wince
Rapid City Arts Council