News From The Matthews

Kyler Flock selected as Future Leader Fund Recipient by Arts Midwest

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is excited to announce that Community Engagement Manager Kyler Flock has been selected by Arts Midwest as one of only four recipients of the Future Leaders’ Fund Scholarship. This scholarship supports emerging leaders in the arts by providing free attendance, lodging, and backstage…

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The Matthews Announces “A-Door Spearfish!” Contest

What is “A-Door Spearfish!” At The Matthews Opera House, we adore art, we adore color, and we adore Spearfish! So we want to bring a little more vibrancy to our community by encouraging area residents and businesses to paint their front door a bright color to show off how much…

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Spearfish Songbook series set extended into June!

MAY 13 UPDATE! We’ve added dates in June.
ArtCentral Spearfish hosts a series of community discussions with local songwriters, every Monday, 6-7:30 p.m., Mar. through June 17.  All discussions take place at the Good Day Cafe, located at 541 W. Jackson Blvd. in Spearfish. These events are free and open to the public. To avoid excess scrolling, click below to view each month’s schedule.

APRIL SCHEDULE  |  MAY SCHEDULE  |  JUNE SCHEDULE

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RESCHEDULED: Linking Fences denim cutting day

ArtCentral Spearfish presents the third summer of its Linking Fences community project. Artist Cary A. Thrall of Cat Scratch Studio is creating three fences across three communities for 2019 and denim is a big part of all three fences. Because of that, we need help from our community in cutting this denim into strips.

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The Phantom of The Matthews Opera House | July 1 – 31, 2019

Is The Matthews haunted?
That has been the question for generations.
Summer in the Black Hills is the best! With the return of the comedy melodrama, “The Phantom of The Matthews Opera House,” new traditions for friends and family are created.  This show was written for us by Paul Higbee in 1976 and first performed 43 years ago. Good old-fashioned belly laughs come from this wonderful cast of students from Black Hills State University’s theater department. You’re going to love the heckling cowboys and vivacious card girl!

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40th Community Art Show Winners Announced

The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center is excited to announce the winners of the Community Art Show. Formerly known as the “Winter Art Show,” this was the fortieth event of its kind to be hosted by The Matthews.

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Open Call for Artists at The Matthews | May 8th Deadline

Call for Artists
The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center will be exhibiting the work of contracted artists starting May 14, 2019. This marks the return to regular operations after several months of NEA Big Read events 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 Wednesday, May 8th, 2019.
Applications may be submitted via email to [email protected]         

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FIP 2019

190+ vendors | 3 days of arts & crafts that support the arts in Spearfish…

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