Public Artwork Spices Up South Dakota State Buildings

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A state-sponsored program that aims to promote the work of South Dakota artists while sprucing up state government buildings is seeking artists’ work.
The Art for State Building program was created in 2007 to add artwork to the state’s permanent collection. The program is appropriated $20,000 each year to buy the works of South Dakota artists who submit proposals. Artists have until Aug. 1 to submit proposals for this year’s program. Work bought this year will be installed within the Capitol Complex in Pierre.
South Dakota Arts Council Executive Director Michael Pangburn says artists benefit from the program because it gives them a venue to showcase their work, while the state gets artwork that will draw people to visit state buildings.

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