A vibrant arts and cultural community, Spearfish is home to many artisans. From world renown to local talents, there are sculptors, potters, woodworkers, painters, photographers, jewelers, singers, song-writers, actors and dancers, all working to make Spearfish a hub for the visual and performing arts. Patrons of the arts support a variety of art venues including art galleries, studios, workshops, shows, and festivals.
On any given weekend, performers gather in local pubs and eateries to entertain guests with music, both original and seasoned. There are many performing arts events throughout the year in Spearfish. These include dance recitals, vocal and band concerts and ensembles, local and professional theater and musical events.
Arts on display everywhere
Visual arts abound in this community. Besides art galleries, festivals and markets, artisans display their works in nearly every restaurant and public building throughout the community. Often, businesses will host artists in residence, giving locals and visitors a chance to see their creativity firsthand.
Attractions a big lure
The community is rich in quality, family-friendly attractions. From one end of town to the other, Spearfish offers history, entertainment, education and experiences that enrich lives. Find out how cattle were driven from the southwest along various routes to this area or listen to the poignant prose of a cowboy poet at the High Plains Western Heritage Center. Catch a play or musical event at the historic Matthews Opera House on Main Street, or head west on Jackson to the campus of Black Hills State University for an intimate recital or a main stage theatre production. Learn about the fisheries culture and view thousands of trout at the D.C. Booth Historic Fish Hatchery and Archives. Discover warmth of humanity at the Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary, where volunteers care for an array of domestic and exotic animals that have been saved from destruction or abuse.