Gov. Noem announces art competition for students

PIERRE, S.D. — Education through competition — Gov. Kristi Noem has announced a new Governor’s Student Art Competition to promote visual arts among students across the state.

The Governor says the goal is to keep home-grown talent in South Dakota, and the boost an important part of the state’s economy.

“South Dakota is home to more than 1,300 arts-related businesses,” says Gov. Noem. “They employ over 6,500 people. It contributes millions of dollars to local revenues in our communities, and the state is a longtime friend of the arts. Now why do we do that? We do that because we want our young artists to pursue their ambition and their talents right here at home in south dakota.”

During the spring, the South Dakota Arts Council will distribute program information to schools, and artwork will be accepted in the fall.

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