The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts welcomes you to the Celebration of Excellence event October 22-24.


College of Fine Arts Celebration of Excellence Registration & Schedule
All times listed in Central Standard Time (CST).

Friday, October 22:

  • 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.: Governor’s Biennial Exhibition, John A. Day Gallery, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
  • 3:00-7:00 p.m.: Registration table open, Main Hallway (west), Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
  • 4:00-7:00 p.m.: Warren M. Lee Center for the Fine Arts Open House, featuring our new Sculpture Yard and the renovated Wayne S. Knutson Theatre and Colton Recital Hall
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m.: Celebration of Excellence Reception, Main Hallway, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
    (registration required)
  • 7:30-9:00 p.m.: Arena Theatre production, Arena Theatre, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
  • 7:30-9:00 p.m.: Orchestra Concert, Bailey and Kathy Aalfs Auditorium

Saturday, October 23:

  • 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.: Governor’s Biennial Exhibition, John A. Day Gallery, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
  • 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.: Registration table open, Main Hallway (west), Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
  • 2:00-6:00 p.m.: Illinois State vs. University of South Dakota featuring the Sound of USD Marching Band, The DakotaDome
    • Award winners announced at halftime. Tickets to the game can be purchased at goyotes.com/tickets.
  • 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Celebration of Excellence Reception, Main Hallway, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
    (registration required)
  • 7:30-9:00 p.m.: College of Fine Arts Recognition Celebration, Wayne S. Knutson Theatre
    (registration required)
  • 7:30-9:00 p.m.: Arena Theatre production, Arena Theatre, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts

Sunday, October 24:

  • 12:00-2:00 p.m.: Governor’s Biennial Exhibition, John A. Day Gallery, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
  • 2:00-3:30 p.m.: Arena Theatre production, Arena Theatre, Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts
  • 3:00-4:30 p.m.: USD Fall Choral Showcase, Bailey and Kathy Aalfs Auditorium

Note: Tickets to the Arena Theatre Production will need to be purchased through the box office at 605-658-3485 or https://www.usd.edu/fine-arts/theatre/ticket-information. Tickets will go on sale October 15.