News From The Matthews

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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CS play

A wonderful comedy that asks, “What does family mean to you?”…

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Careers at The Matthews

From time to time, The Matthews seeks out talented people who value the arts in everyday life to be part of our crew. 
When that happens, we provide the position with job descriptions and requirements below.

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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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Bark and Twig People Workshop

Come to the Matthews Art Gallery to take part in this FREE workshop where you learn how to make Bark and Twig People! Workshop begins at 5:00PM.    CLICK HERE to Learn More about the NEA Big Read and other upcoming events like this…

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Becky Grismer Workshop

  Hobby Lobby has been blown off the map! But you still want to make art. How you ask?   Get creative by looking at the objects around you in different ways to create a miniature found object sculpture that incorporates natural materials.   We will provide various found objects to…

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