|the stage at Main Street Square|
My first stop was the Suzie Cappa Art Center, where the resident artists stay late and a different local musician plays each time.
|at Suzie Cappa|
While Canvas 2 Paint is not on the artnight maps, it was open and packed as usual with people having a great time. This business is doing an amazing job of making art accessible to everyone.
|the fabulous owner and teacher at Canvas 2 Paint makes everything fun-plus,Wine!|
The Dahl Fine Arts Center was very quiet, but their galleries are always filled with superior art and tonight is no exception
These quilts by Linda Beach turn a craft into an art.
The folks from the Dahl made a trail of dog paw prints leading through the alley behind the library to another major attraction, the warm and welcoming "art on the porch" at Wyss, associates. This group of proffessionals puts on a very nice gathering with different artists and musicians each month.
|Mary Wickler Peterson with her hand woven vest|
With the cold of the last few days it was particularly nice to walk on to the warmly lit porch with its music and welcome. A printmaker and two weavers were among the artists displaying their work this time.
and on to the main event of the night: artsrapidcity.org launch party
All summer local artists have been getting together to find out how we can be a part of the new Rapid City arts and culture website. This thing has everything arts related and it is built by and for the folks that live here. Please go visit and give them your to see what you can find there.
|artsrapidcity.org banners all over downtown|
|Our extrordinary committee: Jessica, Sarah, and Anna|
Art Night Downtown is over for the year, but next May it should be back better than ever and I want to see YOU there and having fun. Keep an eye on www.artnightdowntownrc.com to see what is planned for next summer!