Hill City’s

ART Galleries & Artists


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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Cedar Feathers, Inc


333 Main Street
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA
605.574.9552

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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.



Civilian Conservation Corps Museum


23935 Hwy 385
Hill City, SD, 57745 USA

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Civilian Conservation Corps Museum

 

The Civilian Conservation Corps Museum of South Dakota honors the men who thinned trees, fought forest fires, built rock bridges and structures, planted trees, constructed fire trails, worked on soil conservation projects, built dams, pigtail bridges and generally helped frame the beauty of South Dakota—all for one dollar per day. Under a bill passed by Congress and signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the CCC program existed nationwide from March 31,1933 through June 30, 1942, during the Great Depression when no jobs were available. Families needed food and these men were willing workers who received housing, medical care, food and on the job training. The museum features a video of the history, artifacts, photos and a searchable database of the men who worked in the CCCs in SD, including many from North Dakota, Nebraska and other states. The museum is located inside the Hill City Visitor Center/Chamber of Commerce building at 23935 Hwy 385 just east of Hill City Admission is by generous donation.

 

 



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 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. Stan is the 2nd largest and 2nd most complete T Rex skeleton and other contemporaries from SD, WY and MT. 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

A Year - Round Art Gallery on Hill City's Main Street, we feature regional and U.S. painters, sculptors, craftsman and other artists. In addition to the gallery's innorative leather frame designs, made and found only in Hill City, the gallery sells American - made Leather hats and other fine apparell for Men.