Young artists take over Main Street Square for first ever festival

Friday, Aug. 8, 2014

RAPID CITY, SD – The first ever young artist festival will be held at Main Street Square on Saturday, Aug. 16, from 1 to 8 p.m. Culture Shock celebrates the local community’s young, creative talent and encourages them to continue education and entrepreneurship.

The event features music and dance performances by emerging artists and groups, as well as graffiti art demonstrations and a pop-up art gallery.

“Culture Shock is a chance for young artists to interact and show their talent,” said Anna Huntington, Destination Rapid City community arts coordinator. “This event is an opportunity for us to let young artists know that we care and value them.”

Attendees are invited to create art and interact with black-out poetry, 3-D printing, painting, crafts, photography and more. Young artists can shop for local, affordable art and learn more about arts organizations, events, and opportunities they can become involved in.

Some of the groups involved include The Rapid City Public Libraries, Lifeways, The Dahl Arts Center, Suzie Cappa Art Center, Find a Way Collective, About This Life Inc., South Dakota Schools of Mines and Technology, St. Thomas More, Rapid City YMCA, Academy of Dance Arts, Full Circle Martial Arts, Fountain Springs, Red Cloud Indian School’s Heritage Center, the Wambli Ska Dance and Drum Group, Black Hills In Motion Cloggers, Arts Rapid City, and independent artists and teachers.

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