Get Art Smart!

Get Art Smart!
Our home is the Washington Street Arts Center – 202 Washington Street.

The Vermillion Literary Project (VLP) is holding a Poetry Reading and Slam with featured writer Dennis Sjolie on Thursday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. at the Coffee Shop Gallery.

The National Music Museum continues its Brown Bag Lunch free concert series on Friday, Oct. 27 at noon with "Klassic Klarinet Klezmer II," Deborah Check Reeves, clarinet, NMM Curator of Education, with John D. Check, piano.

The VAAC has started a new semester of art classes for children ages 8 and up on Saturdays and Sundays at the Washington Street Arts Center. Classes include beginning ceramics, bookbinding, paper making and more – for details or to register your child call Susan Heggestad at 624-4766 today.

The USD Fall Choral Showcase will be taking place on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. in Slagle Auditorium.

Celebrating Community Through Diversity – a free USD and community event featuring music, drama, poetry and literature from around the world – will be happening on Sunday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., Colton Recital Hall.

The VLP Community Writers' Group, in collaboration with the VAAC, will be holding meetings for creative writers at the Washington Street Arts Center the first Thursday of every month at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome, including USD students and the general public. Writers are invited to share their creative writing – poems, plays, short fiction, or other types of creative works – and give each other feedback. For more information, email or

Internationally renowned pianist Andrew von Oeyen will be giving a recital on Thursday, Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. and a master class on Friday, Nov. 3 at 3 p.m. in Colton Recital Hall. Both events are free.

And the South Dakota Music Teachers Association fall conference and competition will be taking place Nov. 2-4 at the USD Fine Arts Center, including a brief lecture-recital called The Evolution of Everyman, featuring theatre, music and literature, presented by baritone Raymond Feener and pianist Natalia Rivera on Friday, Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. in the Colton Recital Hall.

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