makeSPACE at the Matthews

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is excited to form a partnership with Spearfish nonprofit makeSPACE (Spearfish Partnership for Arts, Cycling, and Equity) to collaboratively host arts and humanities programming.  

This partnership between the two organizations was formed in hopes that their arts and humanities programming could more effectively serve the community by working together.

Programming hosted through this partnership is made possible by a South Dakota Arts Council grant awarded to and managed by makeSPACE. The Matthews is providing the physical space to host and staff time to plan, develop, and implement ongoing and new programs. 

Currently, makeSPACE at the Matthews offers the following regular programming:

Author Talks

Every Tuesday at 12:30 pm in the Fireplace Room or via Zoom at

Open Makerspace Hours

Every Tuesday from 10 am – 12:00 pm in the backroom of the gallery.

Artist Workshops

Every other Thursday from 4:30 -7:30 pm in the backroom of the gallery.

Upcoming makeSPACE at the Matthews Events

Our Sponsors

KEVN Black Hills Fox
Holiday Inn
Black Hills Pioneer
  • Great Western Bank
  • Spearfish Motors
  • Real Estate Center of Spearfish
  • TDG
  • Lucky's 13 Pub
  • Mitchell's Barber Shop
  • Wolff's Plumbing & Heating
  • Spearfish
  • Prairie Hills Transit
  • Killian's Food & Drink
  • South Dakota Arts Council
  • DeSmet and Biggs, LLP