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"The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written." ~ Melody Beattie
ACTS (Advocates for Creative Theatre Students)
🎭 Local community and parent support group ACTS has announced that their next production is "A Chorus Line" and will be presented at Rapid City Central High School.

Tickets on sale NOW!
January 5, 6, & 7, 2023
7 PM

Intimate Apparel (Part of the Reading & Discussion Series)
Friday, January 6 | 7:30 PM
Performing Arts Center of Rapid City

Join us after the reading for a discussion with dramaturg Michelle Porter about the play's characters and the historical and social forces shaping their stories.
BHCT’s Reading & Discussion Series pairs readings of plays with an open discussion to explore the ideas raised by the script. The 2022-2023 series features three plays chosen to bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to BHCT audiences. All readings and discussions are pay what you will.
JAM-uary Music Series
Friday, January 6 | 7 – 9 PM
The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center

The Matthews, in partnership with Spread the Tunes, is excited to bring you our “JAM-uary” music series! This is a family friendly event with kids 12 and under FREE!
Profits from these shows will be split between the Matthews Opera House and the following local groups/projects:
Front Porch Coalition
Spearfish Skate Park
Black Hills Nordic Ski Club
Spearfish Grooming Alliance
Artemis House
Live music every Friday night in January!
-Performances start at 7:00PM.
-All ages with 12 and under FREE.
-Beer/Wine available for 21+ w/ID.
Calling all Artists!!!
If you are interested in performing at High Country Guest Ranch, please contact Tori at the Hill City Arts Council office.
Give her the dates you could be available.
Dates listed on the poster.
or send an email to

Illuminate The Dark Book Signing at Studio 621

Sunday, January 8 | 1 – 4 PM
Studio 621
621 Main Street, Spearfish

Join Dani Jo to celebrate the debut of Illuminate The Dark! Snacks, drinks, door prizes, and personally signed copies of the long-awaited book.

Good Things Are In Store For 2023!

The Allied Arts have been busy rebuilding since the pandemic.

We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Black Hills Community Foundation to create an Arts endowment right here in our own backyard!

Our fund with the Black Hills Area Community Foundation will create peace of mind with an annual source of support for our organizations, and it will provide perpetual support for our nonprofit grants, individuals with art projects, and scholarships for art students. 

None of this could happen without your partnership. Thank you for being such a vital part of sharing the Arts with our community. If you can, a gift will help us start 2023 well-funded.
Gifts to the Allied Arts are tax-deductible and will make the Arts available for even more people in the new year.

A gift today helps support our mission for decades to come!

Right Now, donations will be matched at a 4-to-1 rate, and Allied Arts can receive up to $10,000 in matching funds from your Donation!

Monday, January 9 | 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Sturgis Public Library, 
1040 Harley-Davidson Way #101, Sturgis

Join a group of builders every 1st Monday of the month! Open to all ages.

Winter Dreams | An Explore Dance Original Production

Saturday, January 28 | 6 PM
Lead-Deadwood High School

Explore Dance is excited to announce WINTER DREAMS, an original dance theatre production!
Join our dance students and members of the community as they wish for snow and spend an adventurous Christmas Eve in their cabin in the woods!
TICKETS | General Admission | Only $10 | $5 for Children Under 5 | Purchase Online or At-the-Door
PERFORMANCE | Saturday, January 28th at 6pm | Doors open at 5:30pm | Lead-Deadwood High School
🙌✨We are excited to share our plans for the new year!

The Perfect Hanging Gallery is planning a reboot in 2023! The next year marks our 50th anniversary and it's time to start a new chapter with a rebranding and change of focus. Our artist services, custom framing, and printing will continue, but the products we sell are shifting to feature local artists and makers even more. We are looking for partners who are interested in having a featured place in our retail space. Click below to apply! 🔗
The Family of Verle (Fritzi) Goehring has established an endowment through the Allied Arts in the loving memory of this wonderful woman.

Verle Bernice Shurtleff was born October 30, 1922, in Olney, Illinois. She lived on the family farm in Bone Gap, Illinois with her parents Clarence Ellsworth Shurtleff and Harriet Charlotte (Williams) Shurtleff, and sister Maurice Amelia. Verle attended Bone Gap High School, where she was in the choir and played tuba in the band. After graduation, she began nursing school in Chicago, where she met Oscar Goehring from Lowry, South Dakota, who was serving in the Army Air Force. He gave her the endearing name of Fritzi, and it stayed with her for life. They married at the First Presbyterian Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, on June 11, 1943.

Fritzi was a volunteer Grey Lady at the hospital and was active in 4H, The Extension Club, Bridge Club, and the Rapid City Motel Association. She was a life member of AAUW, which awarded her “The Woman of Worth Award.” She and Oscar were founding and session members of Westminster Presbyterian Church.

After Oscar died in 1970, Fritzi continued teaching. She filled her summers working at the 1880 train as the Office Manager. She obtained her real estate license and worked for Century 21. Upon retiring from teaching, she operated gift shops in Keystone, and later, two shops in Hill City. In 1991 she established and managed Travel Connection with her daughter Linda. She became a resident at West Hills Village and became involved by serving as a volunteer and board member.

Because of Fritzi’s love of the arts her family has established this fund to support student and senior art opportunities through our Share-a-Seat program.

Memorials may be directed to the
Allied Arts Fund, PO Box 4080, Rapid City, SD 57709.

Rapid City Concert Association Ticket Information

All performances are at the Fine Arts Theatre at The Monument (formerly Rapid City Civic Center), 7:00 pm (unless otherwise noted) - Open Seating

Groups of 20 or more may purchase individual adult tickets for $20 each. For further information email us at

Membership/Ticket Locations

The Monument
Box Office
(605) 394-4111
Credit cards accepted

Single Event Ticket prices vary by performance

Tickets to individual shows will be available at the following locations:

The Monument (formerly Rapid City Civic Center) Box Office
(605) 394-4111
(Credit cards accepted)


We Are Almost There!

We have collected $100,000 in eligible receipts and we only have $50,000 more to go!

The Direct Your Dollars™ program is one of many ways in which Family Fare partners with our retail communities to help our neighbors. The program is built on the concept of shopping with purpose – meaning, our store guests can use their purchasing power to support their favorite nonprofits.

Through the Direct Your Dollars program, eligible nonprofit organizations can earn $1,000, simply by collecting $150,000 in eligible receipts from participating SpartanNash-owned retail stores and fuel centers in eight states.

Please mail your receipts to:

Allied Arts
PO Box 4080
Rapid City SD  57709

Thank you!


Your Contributions To The Arts Are Greatly Appreciated!
Donate Here ~ Thank You!
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