38th Annual Artists of the Plains Show and Sale

Detail from "Sharing the Wetlands" by Russ Duerksen

Detail from "Sharing the Wetlands" by Russ Duerksen, one of more than 25 artists who will be featured at the 2018 Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale.

Event Details


Date: February 16 - February 18, 2018

Times: Friday: 5-9 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: Hilton Garden Inn, 201 E. 8th Street, in downtown Sioux Falls

Ticket Info: Free and open to the public.


The 38th annual Artists of the Plains Art Show & Sale will be held Feb. 16-18 at the Hilton Garden Inn in downtown Sioux Falls. This event is sponsored by the Center for Western Studies at Augustana University and will feature artwork from more than 25 local and regional artists from five states, including Augustana University students.

The event is free and open to the public. Artists' work will be on display and for sale. Art show attendees will enjoy free underground parking.


Hours are:

  • Friday, Feb. 16: 5-9 p.m. (premier showing and reception; awards ceremony will begin at 8 p.m.)
  • Saturday, Feb. 17: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Sunday, Feb 18: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Center for Western Studies offers cash awards in the following categories: Two-Dimensional Best of Show ($200 first place and $100 second place) and Three-Dimensional Best of Show ($200 first place and $100 second place).


Artists who have been invited:

In addition to these artists, several Augustana University art students will be exhibiting and selling their work.

As a signature program of the Center for Western Studies, this show and sale is designed to educate the public about the cultural importance and variety of regional art and artists. The largest and longest running show if its kind in the region, Artists of the Plains is an annual highlight of the Center’s Art Program and Educational Exhibits, one of several programming areas supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The event is a gift to the artists and collectors of the Northern Plains.


For further information:

Kristi Thomas
Education Assistant
Center for Western Studies
605.274.4005
cws@augie.edu