The Arts

Sturgis Area Arts Council

In the mid-1970s, an organization named “Why Not Sturgis?” was formed to promote the arts in the Sturgis, South Dakota community.

In 1979, that group evolved when the Sturgis Area Arts Council was founded and officially recognized by local government.

The mission of the Sturgis Area Arts Council is “to initiate, sponsor, and conduct public programs to further the development, an awareness of, and interest in, the Arts.” To achieve this goal, the Council works closely with all facets of the community. The Council relies greatly upon donations and sponsorships from local individuals and businesses, and encourages local participation by presenting programs using local artists.

Sturgis Center for the Arts

1238 Main St. Suite 2, Sturgis, SD 57785


Monday – Thursday: 2pm – 7pm
Friday: Closed
Open on weekends for special events only.

Sturgis Center for the Arts, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the community of Sturgis and the surrounding area through the arts.

Mission Statement:
To provide an environment of learning and appreciation of the arts.

Scope of Business:
Visual Arts
Musical Arts
Theatrical Arts

Education – providing music lessons, art classes, creativity clinics, theater
workshops, etc.
Venue – providing a facility and infrastructure for the presentation and
performance of various artistic events and activities
(e.g. art on display, recitals, concerts, plays, jam sessions, etc.)