Termespheres -- art done on spheres -- hang in the artist's studio outside of Spearfish

Cultivate Your Creative Side

A garden of sculptures. A play in the park. Music that pulses with your heartbeat. The artistic side of South Dakota will spark your imagination and awaken your creativity. Come open your senses to all that enriches you and discover why art is more than a picture on the wall. It’s unbelievable, undeniable and all inspirable.

Pack your bags and get creative. There’s so much South Dakota, so little time.

Get Inspired

South Dakota artists share how the state shapes their artistry and inspires their creative side.

Musician Mato Wayuhi ready to perform at Main St Square, Rapid City, South Dakota
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Mato Wayuhi

This Oglala Lakota artist and award-winning "Reservation Dogs" composer brings his unique Indigenous sound to the stage. 


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Wes Eisenhauer

Go behind the lenses of this South Dakota photographer & videographer to see South Dakota in a whole new way.


Explore Past the Expected

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Let your curiosity and our State of Create Mobile Passport guide you to some of the “artiest” locations, attractions and events in the state. Get the pass and unlock prizes along the way!

Featured Locations
Dignity: of Earth and Fire
Dignity: of Earth and Sky – Chamberlain
Artist John Lopez working in his studio
Kokomo Gallery – Lemmon
Redlin Art Center
Terry Redlin Art Center – Watertown
Arc of Dreams at sunset in Sioux Falls
Arc of Dreams – Sioux Falls
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South Dakota delivers creativity and inspiration!

Watch this video to see what awaits your creative spirit.

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True Art Has No Limits

Explore South Dakota's Arts & Sculpture Trails

Unbelievable. Indescribable. #StateOfCreate

Tag along with visitors as they explore South Dakota’s arts and culture. 

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Awaken Your Tastebuds

We hope you’re hungry because a culinary adventure through South Dakota will leave you wanting more! From traditional dishes to culturally inspired fusion, you will find various food and drink that will awaken more than your tastebuds.

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