Young Artists Take Over Main Street Square for Culture Shock

Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2015

RAPID CITY, SD – Celebrate Rapid City’s young, creative talent at Culture Shock at Main Street Square on Sat., Aug. 15, 1 to 8 p.m.

The free event features creative opportunities for the whole family, everything from metallurgy and street art demonstrations to a pop-up art gallery with on-the-spot art-making. Local young artists take the stage in a line-up of acoustic acts and full bands playing ska, jazz, rock, and popular music.

“Culture Shock is a great opportunity for Rapid City’s teen-to-early-twenty demographic to connect with local creative outlets and be celebrated for their ingenuity and imaginations,” said Sara Olivier, collaborative strategist for Arts Rapid City. “Culture Shock encourages local young artists to continue learning and innovating, and gives our community the opportunity to let them know we care about and value them.”

Local organizations and groups that offer creative opportunities will fill the Square. The Suzie Cappa Art Center, Rapid City Public Library, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Red Cloud Indian School’s Heritage Center, Rapid City Arts Council, Art Alley Guild, Lakota Sewing Circle, Lifeways, Black Hills Vinyl, and more will be hosting free activities for attendees.

“Families can also shop for local, affordable art and learn more about arts organizations, events, and opportunities they can become involved in,” Olivier said.

Culture Shock is presented by Destination Rapid City and Arts Rapid City.

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