All upcoming events such as workshops, paint-ins, monthly meetings and more will be displayed here. Check back often to see what’s coming up!
To register for an event, please click on one of the events below and fill out the Booking Form. Please note that the booking form will not be available for an event until 60 days prior to the event date. You will NOT be able to register until then.
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Each month our members are invited to attend an informational meeting and /or a painting demonstration presented by a nationally known artist via Zoom or in person. Member artists are encouraged to paint along with the guest presenters when featured in a Zoom presentation.
A Pop-Up is an event not formally scheduled far in advance, but may be added to the calendar at any time. Generally, this is an event that we came across or were invited to that is deemed educational to our members.
Paint-Ins are held on the 3rd Tuesday each month from September – May. This event takes place via Zoom and In-Person for those who prefer a group setting. Paint-Ins are typically led by a member-teacher who present new, interesting art techniques or share specific examples of an art style, along with related information. This introduction is followed by a 2-hour painting session. This type of event allows member artists to grow in their own water medium skills, while painting and socializing with fellow artists. Pop-up events may be scheduled as well.
En Plein Airs are held every Thursday from June – mid-September. These painting sessions are held at scenic venues in and around the Sioux Falls area. This event is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, so feel free to invite your friends. Make sure you bring a lunch and the paint supplies you wish to use during the session. Any paint medium is welcome at these events. After lunch, we end with show and tell of our work and give and get feedback from our fellow artists. We visit around 20 locations each season, with the occasional Pop-Up event, as well.
There’s nothing better than a road trip! We travel with a caravan of member artists and visit interesting shops, museums or art events around the area. This is a fun way to get to know other fellow artists.
A Care and Share Outreach event is a painting session or class taught by a member at various sanctuary locations in the Sioux Falls area. Residents or patients of nursing homes, cancer centers, hospice centers or hospitals are encouraged to join our artists in the painting fun. GPWS provides art supplies for our special, visiting guests.
We schedule organized tours of new art shows in Sioux Falls, especially for shows that feature work by member artists or nationally-known artists. To end each tour, we often have a group lunch or coffee session to discuss our experience.