Become a Member

Every Membership we receive helps expand our programs. It gives a new student the chance to receive scholarship for his or her first piano lesson. It lets us begin making plans for our next summer camp. It provides the necessary funds to purchase art supplies for a new class. It is our Members that support us and make everything we do possible.

Becoming a Member of Sturgis Center for the Arts means more than donating a few dollars. It's a company, family, or individual saying,

"This matters to me. I want to support this to make our community a better place."

If you are interested in becoming a Member, we offer several options to accommodate any budget. Please click the button below to make a donation online. If you would like to make a larger donation than is listed or speak with us directly about your Membership, please contact us via phone, email, or schedule a visit.


2018 Members

Sturgis Center for the Arts thanks its 2017 Members! These companies, organizations, and people are a large part of what makes our community great. Please consider supporting our Members through your continued business and appreciation.




Ainsworth-Benning Construction

Bear Butte Gardens

Edward Jones Investing

Karen Simmons, CPA, PC

Loftus Dental

Northern Hills Sod Farm, LLC

Prairie Emporium

Regional Health

Sabers Agency

Sturgis Chiropractic

Sturgis Optimist Club

The Broken Bean

Weimer's Bakery


Barry Furze

Beverly Birkeland

Donna Hunt

Clarkson Family Trust

Russ and Patty Lisko

Lance and Malisa Scherer

Gordon and Marlene Kotab 







Our mission is to provide an environment of learning and appreciation of the arts.


Sturgis Center for the Arts was founded in 2004 and adopted this mission to support and expand the arts in our community. For our Board of Directors and managing team, this mission has always been the driving force behind our motivation and constantly evolving vision. We are pleased to offer a wide variety of art, music, theatre, and less-traditional arts programs to the vibrant Sturgis and Black Hills community; a community that was and continues to be our inspiration.



(605) 347-0242


1238 Main St. Suite #2

Sturgis, SD 57785

Mailing Address

PO Box 721

Sturgis, SD 57785


Hours of Operation

2018 Fall Hours

(schedule varies slightly)

Monday 2 to 6:30 pm

Tuesday 2 to 6:30 pm

Wednesday 2 to 6:30 pm

Thursday 2 to 6:30 pm

Friday, Weekends and Holidays  Closed
(open for classes and events only)


2018 Music Offerings

Our music offerings focus on one-on-one lessons between a single instructor and student. A standard lesson is thirty minutes long once a week and can include instruction on any of the following topics:  Music theory, daily practice exercises, ear training, instrument maintenance and upkeep, sight reading, improvisation, soloing, performance, and group playing. Most of our instructors utilize a standard textbook of their choice, which is the student's responsibility to purchase and bring to each lesson. Parents and guardians are encouraged to attend lessons to keep current on his or her child's current level of ability, skill progression, areas of difficulty, and homework. Students pay for lessons in advance, one month at a time. 



2018 Visual Art Offerings

Sturgis Center for the Arts offers a wide array of visual art classes and one-on-one lessons. Students of all ages can take part in our courses designed to inspire creativity and augment a student's natural talent. For beginner students, we are pleased to include numerous classes that aim to teach participants the joy of creating artwork and the basics of color, shape, line, form, value, and space. Our classes cover a broad range of both two- and three-dimensional mediums. 


Private Art Class Reservations

Sturgis Center for the Arts also offers many art classes by private group reservation. Groups can schedule a class at our facility or an approved location of business in the area. Private reservations are reviewed by SCA and the instructor(s) teaching the class, and fees are applied based on the class details and number of students in the group. We reserve the right to decline any private reservation requests.

To request your private art class reservation, please complete our form using the button below. Alternatively, you can call (605) 347-0242 or email

Available Classes

Commonly featured classes include the following:

  • Charcoal and Pencil Drawing

  • Pastel Drawing

  • Acrylic Painting

  • Watercolor Painting

  • Oil Painting

  • Hand-building with Clay

  • 3D Paper Crafts

  • Fabric Dyeing

  • Paper Making

  • Linoleum Block Printmaking

  • Multi-Media Art

  • Chalk Art and Coloring

Our calendar of events features all upcoming art classes, meetings, Open House events, SCA festivals, fundraisers, Jam Sessions, and other great activities! Please be sure to contact us to sign up for art classes in advance.