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Art Fun

About Us

Our Mission & History

Yankton Area Arts is dedicated to promoting the arts in our community by providing opportunities for artists and art lovers alike. Since our founding in 1973, we have offered a variety of classes, workshops, and events that showcase the diverse talents of local & regional artists. We believe that art has the power to enrich and transform lives, and we are committed to making it accessible to everyone in our community. Join us in celebrating the arts!

What we do

Classes & Workshops

We offer a wide range of art classes and workshops for people of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist, we have something for you. Click here to learn more about our classes and workshops and how you can sign up.

Community Events

Throughout the year we host a variety of events to encourage the community to appreciate art in all its forms. From free summer concerts to our huge Summer Arts Festival there are plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the arts. See all our upcoming events here.

Art Gallery

We are proud to offer a free art gallery to the community, where we feature a rotating schedule of exhibits from local and regional artists. Learn more about current and upcoming exhibits.

Gallery Hours:

Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Saturday 1:00pm - 3:00pm


Each year we present a scholarship to a Yankton High School student who is passionate about pursuing a career in an arts-driven field.

We also provide a scholarship to a Yankton educator....Learn more.

Volunteer Opportunities

We depend on volunteers to help us run our organization and make our events a success. If you're interested in volunteering with us, Click here to learn more about current volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved.


As a non-profit organization, we rely on donations and sponsorships to fund our programs and events. If you're interested in supporting our organization, click here to learn more about our donation and sponsorship opportunities.

Our Team

Rose Hauger

Executive Director

Jeannine Evans

Executive Board

Shannon Knutson - President

Amber Ness - Vice Pres.

Craig Sherman - Treasurer

Sharon Koller  - Secretary

Assistant Director

Board of Directors

Dakota Lincoln

Denise Wubben

Jenny Bollig

Todd Carr

Vikki Barron

Scott Borman

Hannah Nooney

Rovelyn Whisler

Our Sponsors

Thank you to all the local businesses, organizations, and individuals who share our passion for the arts. Your support creates a vibrant and thriving arts community in Yankton. Become a member today!

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