Exhibits, Performances, and Events

Black Hills State is home to many venues of artistic and educational expression. We invite you to visit and learn more about these interesting, hidden gems. Additional programs can be found under Classes, Camps, and Lectures or News & Events.

Art Exhibits

BHSU Art ExhibitsBlack Hills State offers an impressive variety of art exhibits displayed in four galleries throughout campus. The galleries include art from BHSU students, professors, and community members.

Musical Performances

BHSU Musical PerformancesBlack Hills State University offers performances by instrumental and vocal ensembles. Junior and Senior recitals, given by individual music students each semester, are also open to the public. Faculty members perform concerts each year and the music department often sponsors concerts or workshops by well-known performers, both on and off campus. Community members are invited to attend all musical performances and can even participate in some ensembles.

Fine Arts Calendar 
View the Fine Arts Calendar for upcoming musical performances. 

Community Orchestra, Band, and Choir
The Dakota Chamber Orchestra, Black Hills State University Concert Band, and Community Choir are open to community members interested in expanding their musical and performance skills. Try-outs are not required to be a part of these ensembles.

  1. Dakota Chamber Orchestra
  2. Concert Band
  3. Community Choir

Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi

Lakota Omniciye WacipiDuring the spring semester, Lakota Ominiciye, a student organization supported by the Center for American Indian Studies, hosts the annual "Lakota Ominiciye Wacipi" during American Indian Awareness Week. This event is dedicated to educating the community about Indian culture featuring daily speakers and a variety of events at Black Hills State University.

  1. American Indian Awareness Week


BHSU Theatre PerformancesTheatre productions are performed year round for your enjoyment. Come spend an afternoon or evening enjoying a performance by the Black Hills State Theatre Program.


BHSU FairsBlack Hills State University hosts a wide variety of annual fairs geared towards many different audiences. Browse the listing below to find a fair that interests you! 

Black Hills Teacher Fair
Apply and interview for K-12 teaching positions across South Dakota and beyond! Doors are open to job candidates, students and community members, from 8:30-12:30. Be prepared to be invited back for an interview in the afternoon. Contact the Career Center for more information. 

Art Fair
Each year, the University Bookstore in collaboration with the BHSU Art program, hosts an Art Fair. View demonstrations by local artists and buy discount art supplies. This event is open to students, faculty, and community members. Contact Monet Vermette at Monet.Vermette@bhsu.edu or 605.642.6280 for more information.

Career Fair
Attend dressed to impress and ready to interview for a variety of full-time, part-time, summer, and internship opportunities. This event is open to the public. Contact the Career Center for more information.

Book Fair
Every year the Reading Council hosts a Scholastic Book Fair on campus. Whether you are a student pursuing a teaching degree or a parent who wants to stock up on books for your children, come check out the book fair at BHSU!

  1. Dates, Times, and Contact Information 

Lecture Series

Lecture SeriesMembers of the community are encouraged to attend a variety of lectures and presentations taking place each semester at BHSU.

  1. Madeline Young Speaker Series