42nd Annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale

Ridgelines by Judy Thompson

Pictured Above: "Ridgelines" by Judy Thompson

  • Dates | Nov. 3-5, 2023
  • Times | Friday, from 5-9 p.m., with a reception and awards program at 7:30 p.m. | Saturday: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Sunday: 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
  • Location | Hilton Garden Inn, 201 E. 8th Street, in downtown Sioux Falls
  • Ticket Info | Free and open to the public

Celebrating its 42nd anniversary, the Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale, sponsored by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana University, is a staple for art lovers from all over the region. The show will once again be held at the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn, 201 E. 8th Street, Downtown Sioux Falls. The event is free and open to the public and Art Show attendees will enjoy free underground parking.

The artwork of 28 artists from across the region will be on display and for sale. This one-of-a-kind show provides a wonderful opportunity for the public to meet one-on-one with area artists and discuss their work, including popular, well-established artists and remarkable up-and-coming artists you'll be hearing about for years to come.

Artists invited to the 2023 show work in a variety of media — oil, acrylic, watercolor, mixed media, ceramics, sculpture, and photography — and works will be available for sale at a variety of price points. There is something for everyone at the Artists of the Plains Art Show and Sale.

A reception and awards presentation will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Friday, November 3, at 7:30 p.m. The Center for Western Studies offers cash awards in the following categories: Two-Dimensional Best of Show (first and second place) and Three-Dimensional Best of Show (first and second place).

Artists invited to participate:

As a signature program of the Center for Western Studies, this show and sale is designed to educate the public about the cultural importance and variety of regional art and artists. The largest and longest running show of its kind in the region, Artists of the Plains is an annual highlight of the Center’s Art Program and Educational Exhibits, one of several programming areas supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The event is a gift to the artists and collectors of the Northern Plains.