For Immediate Release: 8/1/2023
Rapid City Arts Council Announces An Out-of-This-World Experience in Art Alley
RAPID CITY, SD – The Rapid City Arts Council is pleased to announce Logan Beert as the artist awarded for the August “Art Alley: Conversation Ignitor” project to bring new outdoor murals to Art Alley in downtown Rapid City. This project is part of a generous grant awarded by the Change Network, a program of the Bush Foundation, celebrating uncommon voices in the rich history of the Black Hills.
Logan Beert is a Black Hills creative. He assisted in painting a mural in the Student Success Center at Central High School and is working towards a minor in Art Education at Black Hills State University.
Beert uses art to explore what is outside the norm. His submission features an alien, an apatosaurus humanoid, a skeleton fairy, a fashionable astronaut, and some fuzzy characters all standing at a bus stop. He says, “This mural gives people who are outside ‘the norm’ a chance to reflect on their differences." The large-scale piece in Art Alley leaves space for onlookers to become part of the mural and stand among the humanoid characters.
As people place themselves among the characters in this mural, they become a part of the story. Beert says, “People can now relate to people they may not have known before." A reception for Beert will be in Art Alley during the Downtown Art Walk on August 4, from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.
For more information or to apply to be a part of the mural project, please visit the Art Alley website or contact the Rapid City Arts Council at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: Art Alley Muralist Announcement
ARTIST RECEPTION: Friday, August 4 | 5-8 pm
WHERE: Art Alley, Downtown Rapid City
WHY: Bringing ART + PEOPLE together
Maggie Jean Wince
Rapid City Arts Council
The mission of the Rapid CityArts Council (RCAC) is to champion inclusive, innovative, and inspiring arts opportunities to enrich the communities we serve. RCAC manages the civically owned Dahl Arts Center and receives support from individual members and donors, the Black Hills Area Community Foundation, South Dakota Community Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts.