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Exhibit: Siouxland Artists

Siouxland Artists, Inc.: serving Siouxland for three quarters of a century!

The Siouxland Artists have been promoting art and artists by:

* encouraging and supporting each other’s artistic growth

* providing visibility for their art at local and regional venues

* participating in community art events and working on cooperative projects such as the Alley Art project in Sioux City

* exposing members to other regional artists, new forms, styles and techniques

And so much more!

We meet monthly in Sioux City on the first Tuesday of the month. Membership entitles artists to participate in our yearly juried show, holiday and other local art shows, and creative retreats and workshops. Anyone with an interest in art is welcome, including all skill levels and art media. We can be found on Facebook, and at our new website!

A reception honoring the artists will be held on Friday, June 4 from 5:00-7:00pm.

All exhibits are free and open to the public. 

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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.

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Vintage Christmas at the Mead

Be sure to stop by the Mead this December and experience Vintage Christmas!

Best of all, every child will receive free admission to the museum from December 1 to December 31 when accompanied by an adult.

We will have treat bags with a cookie, a hot cocoa packet, and a craft to assemble at home. A scavenger hunt and bingo game can be played inside the Mead plus the entire building will be decked with Christmas decor including the Hall of Trees!  

Father Christmas will visit on Saturday, December 12 & 19.

Also, don’t forget to see the Paul Goetz Toy Collection! Toys from 1889- 1960 will be on display throughout the month.

MCEC is open from 10 am to 4 pm Monday – Saturday.

Face masks are strongly recommended but not required.

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Small Business Saturday

When you shop small in Yankton, you’re supporting our business and our community. So join us November 28th and get your holiday shopping done!

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May Cruise Night – Bragging Rights On Thursday Nights

Our FIRST Bragging Rights event is happening Thursday, May 28!! Although things will be a bit different for this first event, we have worked hard to make it AWESOME!

We are going to change things up and host an old fashion cruise night!!

  • We will meet at 124 Walnut (Missouri River Associates) around 6pm. Please park/hangout but continue to practice social distancing.
  • We will leave around 6:30 pm out the BACK exit onto Levee Street. (You will be given a map)
  • We will try to follow one “route” loop around town so those at home can see all your amazing rides! After that…feel free to “cruise” Broadway! (Peel off as necessary) 
  • We have Swag Bags for the first 100 Cars to leave.. (They will be handed out as you leave for the cruise.)
  • We are working with Riverfront Broadcasting and plans are to have special “cruise” music during the night, shout outs, and requests. 
  • Make sure to go get your photo taken Charlie’s Pizza House and post it to their Facebook page (tag Missouri River Associates) for a chance to win free pizza!!
    • The winner will be announced during the cruise!

 HAVE FUN! Be Safe! 

Kids’ Fishing Derby

Free fishing for kids age 12 and under from 10:00 – 12:00.
– Equipment will be provided for those that don’t have their own, but if you have your own please bring it along.
– We will have lots of bait (worms).
– Fish cleaning is available at no charge. Typically each child can take home three rainbow trout for dinner.
– Four fishing ponds will be set up, providing lots of shoreline for fishing.
– We suggest you park at the Aquarium and walk on the paved path (not the road) down to the ponds.

Lewis & Clark Wag’n’Walk

Well-behaved pets on leashes (and their owners) are invited to join us on February 22nd at 10:00 AM for a winter hike at Lewis & Clark Recreation Area. We will meet at the Gavins Point Boat Ramp and walk 2.4 miles along the scenic lakeside and park trails. After the hike there will be a bonfire and hot chocolate available for guests.

Don’t have a pet? No problem! Come enjoy a beautiful winter day and stretch your legs.

For further information, please contact the park office at (605) 668 – 2985 and ask for Jake. A park entrance license is required