26th biennial Governor's Awards in the Arts

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26th biennial Governor's Awards in the Arts

You are cordially invited to attend Wednesday, February 15, 2023 Drifters Bar & Grille, Fort Pierre, SD

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Drifters Bar & Grille 325 Hustan Avenue Fort Pierre, SD 57532

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  • 4 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

You are cordially invited to attend

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Drifters Bar & Grille, Fort Pierre


Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Individual

Brian Bonde, Sioux Falls

Outstanding Support of the Arts by an Organization or Business

Warrior’s Work & Ben West Gallery (Randy Berger and Janna Emmel), Hill City

Outstanding Service in Arts Education

Cory Knedler, Vermillion

Distinction in Creative Achievement

S.D. Nelson, Flagstaff, AZ

Outstanding Support of the Arts to Native Nations with Lands in South Dakota

Dallas Chief Eagle, Martin

Charlotte Carver Honorary Award for Outstanding Service to the Arts Community

Stephen & Catherine Thurman, Sioux Falls


Reception 5:00 PM 

2023 Governor’s Student Art Exhibition with music by Katie Dwyer

Banquet 6:00 PM

State of the Arts Address 

Presentation of Awards

RSVP by February 6

  • Tickets for the banquet are $40 (Arts South Dakota member) or $50 per person.
  • Table of 8 may be reserved for $300 (member) or $375.

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There are a limited number of hotel rooms blocked for the Governor’s Awards in the Arts. Please use the following link to reserve your discounted room by January 31, 2023.

AmericInn by Wyndham Fort Pierre Conference Center Rooms & Rates (wyndhamhotels.com),

312 Island Dr, Fort Pierre, South Dakota 57532

605-223-2358 Block Code: 021423ART

cover photo "High Plains Hustlers" courtesy John Lopez

Arts South Dakota, a non-partisan and non-profit service organization, advances the arts for South Dakotans and our visitors by connecting, advocating, and educating. South Dakota Arts Council support is provided with funds from the State of South Dakota, through the Department of Tourism, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

To request an interpreter, auxiliary aids or services, or other accommodations for the public forum, please call the South Dakota Arts Council office 800-952-3625.  Requests for accommodations should be made at least one week prior to the public forum. 

Thank you to our generous supporters!

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