Our goal is to bring affordable art experiences directly to the people of Hill City and the surrounding Black Hills area. We do this through our signature events and by partnering with like-minded organizations.

Arts-in-education is important to our mission, and we strive to include a program for youth in each Hill City Arts Council event. We also provide scholarships and grants to our schools and local youth organizations to encourage arts and creative programming.

Nurturing and Supporting

the Arts & Humanities


We are a small mountain town located in the beautiful Black Hills of western South Dakota.

Since 2001 the Hill City Arts Council has promoted the creative economy in Hill City by providing opportunities for area citizens, students, and visitors to experience art in its myriad forms. Located near two of the world’s largest sculptures — Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse – the Hill City Arts Council hosts an annual “Art in the Hills Show and Sale” in June of each year and has purchased monumental artworks for the town’s Main Street. “Patriarch,” a bronze bison by Peg Detmers and “Iron Star,” a hybrid metal horse sculpture by John Lopez – “the most photographed horse in South Dakota” — celebrate our Black Hills heritage. We also host "Live on Stage" at High Country Ranch, The Hill City Quilt Show and The Plein Air Pain Out.

Be a part of our small town and its big art… join the Hill City Arts Council!

Calendar of Events/Meetings

Meeting Minutes