News From The Matthews

COVID-19 Policy Update

Due to the recent uptick in state COVID cases, we have decided to enact the following policies for live performances in order to ensure the safety of our audience and staff member. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 605.642.7973. Updated August 21, 2020 Employees All…

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Doolin’ September 2nd Concert Postponed until Fall 2021

Due to the continued presence of the COVID-19 pandemic as well as travel bans between the US and Europe, the French/Irish music group Doolin’ will not be able to perform on their rescheduled date of September 2nd. This concert is NOT cancelled. We are working hard with the group…

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Open Call for Artists at The Matthews | August 18 Deadline

Call for Artists
The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center is temporarily reopening their call for artists for their work to be displayed and sold in our gallery through the end of the year. 

This reopening was spurred by a recent change in our artist contract which includes a reduced commission of 30%.

“Our number one priority has always been to support local artists,” said Heather Evans, gallery manager. “We are excited to have this reduction in our commission structure for the first time in several years and we hope this allows for even more area artists to be represented in our gallery.”
Applications are due before 5:00 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, Aug. 18th, 2020.

Applications may be submitted via email to [email protected]

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Announcing the NEA Big Read Series

The Matthews has announced their upcoming season line up for this new year, but with a few changes. “Normally, we offer an annual Subscription Series which include six productions, but COVID-19 has made booking performers and working with their touring scheduling nearly impossible,” explained Darren Granaas, executive director. “So in…

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The Matthews receives 2021 NEA Big Read Grant!

The Matthews Opera House is a recipient of a grant of $14,000 to host the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read in Spearfish. An Arts Endowment initiative in partnership with Arts Midwest, the NEA Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy…

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May Events at the Matthews

COMING UP AT THE MATTHEWS Hello all and Happy May! Have you been enjoying the nice weather as much as we have? While we still aren’t able to host events in our theater, we do have some great news! Our gallery is back to normal hours! That means we will be…

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Open Call for Artists at The Matthews | May 12th Deadline

Call for Artists
The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center will be exhibiting the work of contracted artists starting May 19, 2020. This marks the return to regular operations after several months of specialty shows and the Community Art Show. We are excited to once again display the work of Black Hills artists.
Applications are due before 5:00 p.m. MDT on Tuesday, May 12th, 2020.

Applications may be submitted via email to [email protected]

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Coloring Frame by Frame

Happy Spring! Our incredible gallery manager, Heather Evans, created this wonderful animation…. But we need YOUR help to bring it to life! Below are the 35 individual drawings she made to create this stop motion piece. We’re asking members of our community to color in the pages so that we…

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April Events at the Matthews

COMING UP AT THE MATTHEWS Happy April! We know that many of us are staying at home in an effort to keep ourselves and others healthy. So the Matthews is currently working on several “events” that can be enjoyed from home.  Right now, our Community Art Show is in full swing! We’ve…

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