Trees in bloom in front of the state capitol building, paint strokes & icon over the image

In South Dakota, one road can go in many different directions. That’s why we invited travelers with passions for photography, murals, music, and other art forms on a journey of discovery.


In partnership with the South Dakota Arts Council, each traveler was paired with a local South Dakota artist. We encouraged them to slow down, explore our local arts scene and draw from their experiences here. Along the way, they found inspiration to create. We’re proud that their journeys took them to unexpected places, and through their own individual art pieces we can all feel the inspiration of South Dakota. Follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #StateOfCreate and show us how South Dakota has inspired you to create.


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State of Create
Illustrated image of three bison grazing in Custer State Park. The Needles rock formation is visible in the background.
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