Downtown Celebration of Rapid City’s Creative Side

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014

RAPID CITY, SD – Art Night Downtown continues this Friday, August 8, 5 to 8 p.m., in Downtown Rapid City. Art Night Downtown is held every second Friday night this summer, through September, and brings businesses and artists together to create lively, interactive experiences throughout downtown.

Visitors will discover surprises in more than 25 participating businesses, as well as on sidewalks, in the street and at Main Street Square. Meet artists, browse their work, listen to music, enjoy refreshments and create your own five-minute masterpiece at Pop-up Drawing.

Get a glimpse into the mind of a graphic designer with AAF-Black Hills’ live still-life lessons, where you’ll learn about perspective, composition and layout – foundations for any future advertising career. Watch the artists at work and then delve into your own five-minute masterpiece with help from the masters of the trade. This month’s pop-up is located at the corner of Main and Sixth streets, in front of Gunderson, Palmer, Nelson, & Ashmore, LLP.

Art Night Downtown is a collaboration among local organizations and businesses. Primary partners behind Art Night Downtown are the Rapid City Downtown Association and Arts Rapid City. Find out more at or find us on Facebook.

For additional information, contact Jessica Miller, Arts Rapid City, 605-716-7979,

Participating businesses: AJ's Wicked Salon, Alex Johnson Mercantile, Alternative Fuel Coffee House, Art Alley, At Home Design, Barefoot Dance Studio, Celtic Connection, Dahl Arts Center (Info Hub), Firehouse Wine Cellars, Ifrit's Hookah Lounge, Karma Boutique, Lasting Memories Studio, Main Street Square (Info Hub), Murphy's Pub and Grill, Perfect Hanging Gallery, Performing Arts Center of Rapid City, Prairie Edge, Rapid River Gallery, Reflections of South Dakota Fine Art Gallery & Specialties, Rimrock Exchange, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Shaman Gallery at James Van Nuys Gallery, Shaviq Studio and Gallery, Silver Lining Creamery, Suzie Cappa Arts Center (Info Hub), The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water, United Tribes Technical College - Black Hills Learning Center, Untamed Accessories & Clothing and Wyss Associates Inc.

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