Hill City’s

ART SCENE


As the arts community of the Black Hills, Hill City continues to assert itself as a primary location for regional art of all mediums. Take a gallery walk on Main Street to see the five art Galleries; Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery, Sandy Swallow Art Gallery, ArtForms Gallery, Dakota Nature & Art Gallery, and the Jon Crane Gallery. In addition, the Black Hills Bronze Foundry is the only foundry in the Black Hills and surrounding area. Whether you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind piece, or hoping to commission a special project, our town has an eye for artistic expression.

Warrior's Work Gallery - Ben West

High Plains Art Magazine
Iron Star

Hill City is also the headquarters of High Plains Art Magazine (formerly known as the “Art of the Hills magazine"), a publication that focuses on different types of art: Native American art, art reflecting the West, the many accolades of regional artists, and much more! Thanks to a highly active Arts Councils, artists and art galleries continue to thrive in this beautiful mountain town.

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Directory > Art Galleries, Foundry, Museums



ArtForms Gallery


280 Main Street
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.4894

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ArtForms Gallery

ArtForms is an art gallery featuring a wide variety of art media and styles, all produced by local artists.  Our artists share clerical duties and offer customers first-hand information about the artists and their artwork.  From photography and pottery to jewelry, fabric arts, woodworking, painting and more, ArtForms has it all.  Come in, meet one of our artists and discover the possibilities of locally made works of art.



Black Hills Bronze, Inc.


23942 Thompson Dr.
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.3200

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Black Hills Bronze, Inc.

Black Hills Bronze is the area's “boutique” fine art bronze foundry. We serve artists by providing all phases of the “lost-wax process” after a sculpture has been created, and focus on detail and personalized relationships. We also work directly with organizations or businesses to identify and create projects from scratch—including finding the best artists for the job. Finally, we also are able to mold and cast functional objects, like vintage motorcycle parts, coat hooks, stove accessories, and more.



Cedar Feathers, Inc


333 Main Street
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.941.6223

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Cedar Feathers, Inc

Cedarfeathers is an Authentic Native American made retail store which sells a variety of products made by the Tonkiaishawien Kientunkeah family of Kiowa Natives.  The Paintings of Tonkiaishawien Kientunkeah are displayed depicting nature and spirit.  Among other things made are Horse Hair, Buffalo hair or Feather fired pottery.  Jewelry of all sorts both traditional and contemporary, Fur pelts for all of your crafting needs or Fur art of hats, gloves purses and more.  Homefurnishings included the line of Tonkiashawiens Horse art.  Sculptures of painted ponies with a twist...Painted eggs, and all the other things you would expect in a truly Native American Store...Come and feel the spirit.  AHO.



Dakota Nature & Art


216 Main Street
Hill City, SD, 57745-1313 USA
605.574.2868

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Dakota Nature & Art

Dakota Nature & Art was born from our family's desire to showcase great art and since we have always enjoyed working with each other, we combined the love of art and family and leapt into the art scene of historic Hill City. 

Dakota Nature & Art offers quality original art, artist crafted home items, hand crafted jewelry, exceptional giclee' prints by artists such as Howard Terpning & Martin Grelle, turned wood & photography in a relaxing, inviting atmosphere. We specialize in bronze sculpture as well as local and regional artists.

You can feel confident in purchasing art and home decor knowing that each item you go home with will be a special reminder of your visit to 'this side of the mountain', the beautiful Black Hills.



Elk Park Antiques & Art


12140 Upper Ek Park Rd.
Custer, SD, 57730 USA
605.673.3365

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Elk Park Antiques & Art

Elk Park Antiques & Art has a variety of antiques. Art is made by the owner; Mary Jo Marcy. Stop in and see what she has! You are sure to find that unique gift! Call for hours.




Hill City Mercantile


227 Main Street
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.2001

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Hill City Mercantile

Hill City Mercantile is located in a 100 year old building that was recently renovated in the Harney style. We sell  high quality quilt fabric, antiques, art and other assorted oddities. 



Jon Crane Gallery & Custom Framing


256 Main Street
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.4440

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Jon Crane Gallery & Custom Framing

Premier gallery for Jon Crane watercolor prints and originals. Find your favorite Black Hills scenes as well as detailed wildlife, landscapes, and western art by local artists such as Kathy Sigle, JK Dooley, and Dorothy Snowden.
Showcasing handmade gifts and the highest quality custom framing in the Black Hills.



Jon Crane Watercolors, Inc.


Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.4441

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Jon Crane Watercolors, Inc.

Publisher and wholesale distributor of Jon Crane artwork, including original watercolors and reproductions.



Museum @ Black Hills Institute


117 Main Street
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.3919

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Museum @ Black Hills Institute

Museum @ Black Hills Institute invites you to travel back in time and discover earth’s past as we decode the ancient language of our Earth, geology, mineralogy, and fossils. The star of our show is “STAN”, one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex ever found. Our extensive collection of dinosaurs, marine fossils, minerals, meteorites and area paleontological historical displays is conveniently located on Main Street, downtown Hill City, SD.



Sandy Swallow Gallery


280 Main Street
Hill City, SD 57745, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.9505

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Sandy Swallow Gallery

Sandy Swallow Gallery is Native American owned. She showcases Native American and South Dakota artists. You will find unique one of a kind handcrafted items. She also carries designer casual apparel and jewelry. Sandy is a Nationally known artist, who's career spands decades. Please stop by and say hello. You will be welcomed and able to experience Lakota culture first-hand.



South Dakota State Railroad Museum


222 Railroad Avenue Building A
Hill City, SD, 57745-1070 USA
605.574.9000

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South Dakota State Railroad Museum

South Dakota’s unique landscapes spawned one of the most unusual and complex railroad histories in our nation. A history that helped define us as a people and as a state.

The Museum provides visitors with the unique story of railroading through displays, interactive exhibits, an operating HO train layout, and other interactive and educational displays for the entire family. The Museum is conveniently located next to the depot at the 1880 Train in Hill City.



Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery


277 Main Street
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.4954

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Warrior's Work & Ben West Gallery

Our Main Street gallery showcases art of the Black Hills and beyond and includes one-of-a-kind leather framing handcrafted at our Hill City studio by the gallery owner.  Sculpture, furniture, watercolors, oil, pastel and acrylic paintings and prints of all price ranges fill this high-quality art gallery dedicated to contemporary and Native American art.  You’ll also enjoy timeless and comfortable fashions for men -- frock coats, top hats and derbies, artistic watches, and more.  Many of our products are crafted in America.