Events in Yankton

Exhibit: Youth Art

Each year, Yankton Area Arts celebrates Youth Art Month (March) by displaying local student artwork. This year we will expand our exhibit to honor student artwork from Sacred Heart Middle School (Angela Kronaizl, instructor), students from Ability Building Services (Jessi Koch, instructor), and artwork created by artists with disabilities.

The exhibit will be on display February 22-April 1, 2021 with a special reception honoring the artists on Friday, March 5 from 5:00-6:30pm. The G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-5pm and Tuesday and Thursday by appointment.

There is a ramp located on the south side of the building. Masks are required.

All exhibits are open and free to the public.

Events in Yankton

15th Annual Crimson Door

The Annual Crimson Door Holiday Shopping Boutique is Yankton’s longest-running Pop-Up!

Each December the G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery is transformed into a festive boutique bursting with exceptional fine art and craftwork for unique holiday shopping. With over 40 artists offering creative, one-of-a-kind work, holiday shoppers find unique, handmade items for everyone on their list. 

The decision was made to move this year’s Crimson Door to online shopping with curbside pick-up only. 

In honor of our 15th year, YAA has an exclusive Yankton puzzle available for sale while supplies last. Shoppers can also purchase raffle tickets for one of 4 unique themed baskets. Watch our social media for more information and for artist highlights!

Open daily for curbside pickup December 5-23, 2020.
Pick up times are Monday-Friday 12-6pm, Saturday 1-4pm.

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Thank you for supporting local artists and arts programming in our community!

Crimson Door Holiday Shopping Boutique

The Crimson Door Holiday Boutique is Yankton’s first Pop Up Shop. Filled with one-of-a-kind, hand-made items by local and regional artists, the Crimson Door is a must stop shop to find unique gifts for everyone on your list.


Quilt Trunk Show with Jen Shaffer of PBJ Patterns

Originally from SW Minnesota, Jen began her quilting journey in 2002. Twelve years later, she published her first pattern “Pinwheel Pizzazz”. Now, she has published over 20 patterns in various magazines including Fons and Porter. While keeping her designs beginner friendly, she leans toward traditional piecing with a bit of modern flare. Her true passion lies in enjoying each step of the quilting process, and she is always excited to help new quilters find that same enjoyment of the craft!

Please contact Kim at if interested in attending a workshop with Jen on September 21, 2019.

Riverboat Days Fun At The Mead

There will be a lot happening Riverboat Days weekend at the Mead Cultural Education Center. We will also be offering FREE-WILL DONATION ADMISSION all weekend. Hours will 10am-6pm Saturday & Sunday. There will be a Vendor Fair Aug. 17 & 18 as a part of the Riverboat Days excitement. Come out and see the wonderful locally made items that will be for sale.

We will also be opening the YANKTON STATE HOSPITAL ARTWORK Exhibit. These beautiful pieces of art use to grace the walls of the Yankton State Hospital more than 40 years ago. This exhibit is make possible thanks to a partnership with the University of South Dakota.

Summer Concert Series

The Annual Summer Concert Series will begin on Tuesday, May 28 at 8:00pm and the Riverside Park Amphitheatre. The  all-volunteer Yankton Area Summer Band boasts an average annual membership of 70-100 musicians ranging from students to professionals from Yankton and the surrounding communities.

Rehearsal begins at 6:30 p.m. for all volunteer musicians (high school or older) interested.

The band will present six concerts this summer on May 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 and July 2.

For late changes due to weather, tune to local radio stations. Follow Yankton Area Arts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

The Summer Concert Series is brought to you by Yankton Area Arts, the City of Yankton, and the Yankton Parks and Recreation Department.


The Glass Class

The Glass Class
with Loretta Meyer-Furrey

June 20, 2019

Join us at G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery to paint your own wine glass.

Your finished glass will be dishwasher safe and durable for use!

COST: $35 per person (Patrons of YAA get 10% off all classes!)

Price includes all supplies & materials, wine & appetizers!

Class size is limited so register here!

Beyond the Basics Photography Class

Intermediate Photography: Building on the Basics, Going from Good to Better

Taught by members of the Yankton Area Photography Club, this class will include a review of the basics as well as depth of field, white balance, composition, understanding color in photography, reflector basics and how to get better landscape photography.

Students should bring their cameras and camera manuals and be familiar with their camera settings. Be prepared and dressed for an outdoor photo session (weather pending).

Cost of the class is $20. YAA Members get 10% off!

Register here!