Artists with a uniquely South Dakotan perspective exhibit their work on The Garage's walls, inspiring conversations and questions.


Current Exhibition: Bill Groethe, Photographer

Join us for a special artist reception Friday, May 25 from 5-7pm

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Bill Groethe is as iconic as the photos he has taken over the last 84 years. He began his photography career apprenticing at Bell Studios when he was ten years old and hasn't stopped since. For most of his life, he has been documenting the landscapes, figures, and historic events of the Black Hills and Mountain West. His work has been featured all over the world, in venues ranging from the Smithsonian to Time Magazine. At 94 years of age, he continues his work running First Photo, his shop and gallery on West Main St. in Rapid City.

Bill's showing at The Garage displays a wide array of photos spanning his extensive career. Some of the pictures on display date back to the 1930's and 40's. In this collection, you'll find a portrait of Lakota medicine man, Black Elk - one of the last pictures of him before he passed away. Also on display are images from Yellowstone, the Black Hills, Sturgis Rally, and the Badlands. 


 Don Montileaux, 2014

Don Montileaux, 2014

 Altman Studeny, 2015

Altman Studeny, 2015

 Kristina Barker, 2015

Kristina Barker, 2015

 Jean Laughton, 2015

Jean Laughton, 2015

 Bad Art Press, 2016

Bad Art Press, 2016

 Alice Bailey, 2016

Alice Bailey, 2016

 Klaire Pearson, 2016

Klaire Pearson, 2016

 Keith Braveheart, 2016

Keith Braveheart, 2016

 Ray Tysdal, 2017

Ray Tysdal, 2017

 Seth Harwood, 2017

Seth Harwood, 2017

 Molly Fulton, 2018

Molly Fulton, 2018

 Lucy Ganje, 2017

Lucy Ganje, 2017

 Wade Patton, 2018

Wade Patton, 2018

 Deborah Mitchell, 2018

Deborah Mitchell, 2018


Showcase Your Artwork at The Garage

The Garage welcomes artists from the Black Hills, and the state of South Dakota, to submit their work for consideration of an artist exhibition at our space. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Learn more and apply below.