Your Support of the ARTS Makes a Difference
As an organization, we develop and promote events and programming that will have an impact on arts and culture in the Yankton area. We offer classes, programs, and scholarships for area youth, and continually encourage the development of creative skills. We have partnered with the local school system to offer quality art lessons in the elementary schools through our Art Adventure program.
We are one of the leading advocates for the arts and arts education in Southeastern South Dakota. We have implemented a scholarship for area educators encouraging attendance at the Arts Education Institute to incorporate using the arts in their curriculum.
Our programming supports area businesses. There is an undeniable link between creative industries and the local economy. Households often complement their initial purchase of event tickets with other types of local spending. During Riverboat Days each August, our Summer Arts Festival hosts over 125 art vendors, helping to draw over 100,000 visitors to Yankton.
Our Tuesday night community band and summer pops concerts are a Yankton tradition, regularly drawing guests from up to 100 miles away during June and July. In October, we host the Art Market during the Harvest Halloween festival that draws crowds to the downtown area.
Our gallery features up to 10 different exhibits each year, including a month-long holiday gift boutique showcasing local & regional artists. We hold regular First Friday gallery receptions that are free and open to the public.
The arts are vital within a vibrant, prosperous community. Yankton Area Arts exists to foster growth and appreciation of the arts in our community. In order to continue our mission, we rely on the sponsorship and support of the community. Please consider becoming a sponsor and making a donation today.
Yankton Area Arts is...
Supporting arts education in our schools!
Integrating arts into our community!
Bringing cultural experiences to our community!