Dahl Arts Center465 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 713 7th St, Rapid City, SD 57701, United States
- Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-6053944101
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art Gallery, Family And Kids, Arts And Crafts
Ever since it opened back in 1974, the Dahl Arts Center has been a shining beacon for artists all over the South Dakota region in the fields of contemporary visual arts, performing arts and arts education. The Center has five visual art galleries, children’s gallery, event center and classrooms for artists of all ages and abilities. The newly opened Arts center is almost thrice its previous size and has undergone extensive renovation, thus amplifying its beauty and purpose. Spending some time at the Arts center makes up for the perfect, leisurely culture-filled slice of Rapid City tourism.
Dahl Arts Center Travel Tips
- Please notify the office two weeks in advance for guided tours.
Entrance Ticket Details For Dahl Arts Center
- Admission is FREE. Donations welcomed.
- Guided tours are available of the gallery at 2 USD per person per hour.
- Art activity is available at 2 USD per person for half hour project.
How to Reach Dahl Arts Center
- By Bus: Bus 701 and 702 stop at Rapid City bus station.
- By renting or hiring a car/taxi.
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54.96% of people who visit Rapid City include Dahl Arts Center in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
82% of people start their Dahl Arts Center visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Dahl Arts Center
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Dahl Arts Center
Dahl Arts Center Reviews & Ratings
I liked it. The art center isn't huge but had a great variety. One can easily see everything in an hour then grab a quick bite nearby.
A beautiful and well organized institution with exhibit spaces for art that celebrates South Dakota and beyond. The exhibits are well curated. My two recent visits saw exhibitions focused on South Dakota artists. This is such an important place, as it highlights and makes accessible the talent and creativity in the state. It is also a community space. In December 2018, I saw a well attended holiday concert around lunchtime. The event space seems suitable to any use. The permanent exhibit of the Cyclorama mural documents US and regional histories. Completed in 1975, it is just as impactful today, and an incredible piece of history. Take some time to really look at each section for the depth that’s there. There is also a children’s area with art themed activities. It gives parents the chance to give your child a way to see the adult exhibit and then go to their own space if and when needed. The gift shop has many unique pieces by local artists. The handmade soaps by Black Crow Soaps never disappoint. There are also artist created greeting cards and photos of South Dakota landscapes and objects. All around a great museum
The Dahl Arts Center was the perfect location for the Great American Book Festival and related events. The building is perfectly suited for an arts/culture related event and fits our theme to a "T". The facility is well maintained and the layout offers a variety of configurations for multiple uses including private meeting spaces. But above and beyond all that, the staff is nothing short of amazing! Having hosted literary events around the country for over a decade I can say that the Dahl Arts Center has, by far, the most delightful people who always go above and beyond. And they do so with a smile and a kind word. We are so very grateful to the Dahl for all that they do. We've hosted our events with them two years in a row now and can't imaging a place more suited for our Writers' Conference and related events. Also a special shout-out to event coordinator, Caitlin, who is the glue that helps hold everything together. She's a Rock Star!
Wonderful gem of a museum. Great gift shop. Rotating exhibits
I recommend everyone go see this art gallery! Gorgeous art! They have a breath taking mural of American history in one of the rooms made by one person in the 70's that is a must see!!!