The Dahl Arts Center is open to the public, masks sold in gift shop

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Not unexpectedly, attendance at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City has been down, but they assure the community they are open.

Like many other Rapid City public spaces, the Dahl closed at the height of the pandemic.

Then during June, the arts center was open by reservation only, and in July began to open with amended hours.

Since then, the Dahl has been open Monday through Friday from ten to five with free public viewings of their galleries as well as classes at its education center.

Not only can you escape the heat in the air-conditioned building, but since it’s a museum setting, social distancing measures are in place.

“You’re never supposed to touch in a museum anyway so the protocol is already established for people to come in, and we never have you know?” said Museum Curator, Denise Du Broy. “We have enough exhibits and large rooms on display so that we can handle people in every room and you can still social distance really easy.”

Masks are required at the Dahl, and furniture has been stored to limit contact.

The galleries currently up are the mountain photography show paintings by Jeremy Kendall, and pieces from the Dahl’s permanent collection. Also on display are the paintings and monoprints of Hill City artist, Roger Broer, and those will be up until mid-October.

If you’re tired of the same old face mask, and want to support local arts, the Dahl Arts Center has you covered.

The Dahl is now offering its own line of face masks.

Three artists designed them for the Dahl Arts Center permanent collection, or you can show your support for the museum and get a mask with the Dahl’s logo.

“You can come in and see the galleries and buy a mask on your way out as sort of a remembrance or memento of having visited here,” says Du Broy.

The masks can be purchased at the Dahl gift shop, or the perfect hanging gallery for $10.

All proceeds go towards the continued support of the the Dahl Art Center’s programs and exhibits.

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