August 14, 2014
by Anna Huntington, The Sculpture Project/Arts Rapid City
ArtsRapidCity.org, the community's new online hub for information about art and culture in Rapid City, launches in September. The new site features a Public Art Directory that will serve as a repository for information about our community's diverse public art collection.
The Arts Rapid City team is looking for historical information about public art in our community to include in the directory. If you have facts – names and locations of pieces, names of artists, information about donors and owners, and the stories behind public art in Rapid City, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new site includes an events calendar, artists' and venue directories, business and organization listing, classifieds and a lot more. Most of the information on the site is uploaded directly by the creative community. If you are an artist, arts organization or have information to share about arts and culture in the Rapid City area, you can create an account, learn more and access a test link here.
A huge thank you to Ruth Brennan, former director of the Rapid City Arts Council, who shared a guide to Rapid City public art from 1996 that is serving as a great starting point for the new online directory.