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Art Happens
Here

285

Members and Counting

50

Years of Arts Programming

9

Yearly Art Exhibits

1

Community for the Arts

About YAA

Yankton Area Arts is a non-profit organization that works to educate, advocate and enrich Yankton by incorporating arts into the community. Through visual arts, dance, music & theater we make art happen.

Current Exhibit

Klaire A. Lockheart is a feisty artist who uses traditional oil painting techniques to critique historical injustices in the traditional Western art world. She has lived in South Dakota since she earned her MFA from the University of South Dakota, and she is Miss Art World South Dakota. Lockheart enjoys using the human form as a vehicle to communicate the agency of women with viewers, especially since women artists were historically prohibited from studying live models and making historic paintings. In addition to addressing femininity and feminism within her artwork, Lockheart incorporates humor to make serious subjects approachable. Her recent solo exhibitions include Feminine Attempts at the Sioux City Art Center in Sioux City, IA; A is for Apron at the Ritz Gallery in Brookings, SD; and Brodalisques at the Norfolk Arts Center, Norfolk, NE.

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HOW YOU CAN HELP

There are many ways to support YAA, from volunteering your time to donating to our organization. Click Act Now to learn more about how you can help us promote the arts in our community.

Upcoming Events

What's your favorite way to experience the arts? From free concerts to our Summer Arts Festival, we have plenty of opportunities for you to get out and enjoy the arts!

Art Classes

We'd love for you to join us for one of our arts classes. We offer a variety of classes for all age groups and all skill levels.

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The Month's Events

April 2024
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River City Area Woodcarvers
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Southeast South Dakota Photographers
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YAA Board Meetings
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Connecting Artists Meeting
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Swiftie Theme Craft Party
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The MMU Concert "Communiversity" Band
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River City Area Woodcarvers
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Sunset in the Mountains
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