UPDATE: It’s all about recycled denim | CANCELED

UPDATE | MAR. 16 Cancelation

Due to road flooding, then drifting snow, near Lower Brule, artist Cary Thrall will not be able to attend the Mar. 16 denim cutting at The Matthews. This event will be rescheduled. However, the denim drive continues! 

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ArtCentral Spearfish presents the third summer of its Linking Fences community project. Artist Cary A. Thrall is creating three fences across three communities for 2019 and denim is a big part of all three fences. And because of that…

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Candlelight Truck Stage event to benefit Youth programming

Candlelight theater to benefit future children’s programming

In a salute to Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, as part of the 2019 NEA Big Read Spearfish, The Matthews and the National Players Touring Theater invite you to step into a post-apocalyptic Spearfish and experience theater at its best under candlelight on our own traveling Truck Stage.  The Truck Stage performance will be on Tuesday, March 26 at 7:00 p.m. 

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40th Community Art Show announced | Apr. 10-18

The show has a new name!

The Matthews’ Community Art Show (formerly the Winter Art Show) is now in its 40th year, April 10-18, 2019. The show is being held in the Spring this year because The Matthews received a grant to be a part of the 2019 NEA Big Read. Many Big Read activities filled the gallery with fun and exciting apocalyptic themed work in January.

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The Matthews hosts Santa and his Craftshop on Dec. 1

Santa welcomes kids of ALL ages!

On Saturday, Dec. 1, The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center hosts one of our favorite events during the Spearfish annual Christmas Stroll. The event is free and open to the public.

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ArtCentral’s impact through two years

ArtCentral: Two Years!

By Elizabeth Freer
Matthews Opera House, ArtCentral Manager

Elizabeth Freer, ArtCentral Mgr.

It seems hard to believe that ArtCentral – the Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant awarded to The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center in 2016 – has been underway for two years. Good, hard, and important learning and work has taken place and we will continue to see the impacts of these efforts in our community in the coming years.

The grant has supported many projects including Cardboard Chaos; Linking Fences in the summer of 2017, and again in 2018; two sets of Painted Crosswalks; RE:Create – a Creative Community Makerspace; ArtCentral Film Festival: Season One and Season Two, including discussions following each of the eight films, and a photography exhibit; Art of My Life: A Multimedia Celebration of our Creative Soul; this monthly column, and more.

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Mon 17

Rehearsals for “We Are Monsters” (Group A)

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Mon 17

MOH Board Meeting

June 17 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tue 18

Rehearsals for “We Are Monsters” (Group A)

June 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

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