About Us

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization located at 612 N. Main Street in Spearfish, South Dakota. Built in 1906, the opera house has gone through many lives.

The Matthews consists of a fine arts gallery with 48 regional artists on the street level. Upstairs, the theater continues to provide community plays, national performance acts and music concerts.         

The Matthews’ Staff

Darren Granaas, Executive Director 
[email protected], 605.642.7973 ext. 16

Kyler Flock, Community Engagement Manager and Festival in the Park Coordinator 
[email protected] and [email protected], 605.642.7973, ext. 11

Maegan Detlefs, Marketing Manager
[email protected], 605.642.7973 ext. 12

Heather Evans, Patron Services and Gallery Manager
[email protected], 605.642.7973 ext. 0          

The Matthews’ Board of Directors

The Matthews is managed by a 9-12 member Board of Directors. The members serve three-year terms and are elected on a rotating basis at the annual meeting at The Matthews each January.

Updated November, 2018:

Andrea Bakeberg, President
French Bryan, Vice President
Sara Pesek, Secretary
Al Block, Treasurer
Amy Ruff
Bailey Sadowsky
Julia O’Neil-King
Joanna Mechaley
Dillon Haug

Our Sponsors

KEVN Black Hills Fox
Holiday Inn
Black Hills Pioneer
  • Lucky's 13 Pub
  • DeSmet and Biggs, LLP
  • Killian's Food & Drink
  • Spearfish Motors
  • Great Western Bank
  • Spearfish
  • Black Hills Salt Cave & Spa
  • South Dakota Arts Council
  • Great Peaks Realty
  • Forcoli & Songs Painting
  • Wolff's Plumbing & Heating
  • Real Estate Center of Spearfish