Youth artists honored for helping relations with the Native American community and RCPD

RAPID CITY S.D. – The Rapid City Arts Council and the Rapid City Police Department invite the public to join them Oct. 16 with the purpose of honoring and encouraging the youth who participated in the creation of the community mural in downtown Rapid City.

This night is dedicated to the students whos hard work went into painting the mural, and also to encourage them to focus on their artistic abilities. This nights purpose also to let those youth know that they are creating positive interactions and opening up dialogue between the Native American community and the police department.

The mural was completed in mid-August in the heart of Art Alley in collaborative efforts between the Rapid City Police Department, Youth Voices in Prevention (Youth VIP), Working Against Violence (WAVI), Youth Family Services, and other organizations.

It has a black silhouette of a policeman holding an umbrella over a young Lakota girl during a rainstorm. The mural was created to spread awareness for domestic violence, and the specific imagery chosen depicts the police’s role of protecting families from domestic violence.

The award ceremony will be at the Dahl Arts Center at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 16, 2019. The evening will open up with a drum performance by Woyantan.

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