Painting the Big Picture: Art in the Black Hills | Black Hills Travel Blog
  • Painting the Big Picture: Art in the Black Hills

Art and culture is the lifeblood of any society and the Black Hills has more than its fair share. In Hot Springs, SD, you can visit the largest gallery of original artwork in the Black Hills. Owned by Adam Heath, the Shaman Gallery has been selling artwork from around the world for 15 years.

He has the work of over 200 artists present and all continents, minus Antarctica, are represented. Among the US, New Mexico and California have a very large proportion of wall space.

The gallery’s clients range from private collectors to museums to tourists just passing through. The best part is he has artwork priced for all buyers. The average piece costs between $600-$700, but he regularly sells jewelry and other low cost items all the way up to a $65,000 painting.

The gallery has been home to works from the likes of Miro, Warhol, Basqiuet, Dali and other well-known artists. Adam currently has a set of four prints signed by Dali hanging in the gallery and they are for sale as a set or individually.

If you find yourself in Hot Springs, I would highly recommend stopping at The Shaman Gallery—regardless of your interests, it has something for everyone!

Check out the 360 video below for a virtual tour.

About the Author

Nik is an Aberdeen native and views the Black Hills as a much needed reprieve from the never ending plains of Eastern South Dakota. He graduated from Northern State University with a degree in Fine Arts and Multimedia Design, both of which he enjoys using as the Marketing Project Specialist at Black Hills & Badlands Tourism Association. He and his wife own a martial arts gym in Rapid City and most of his time outside of work goes into training and growing that program. When not working he loves cooking and trying new beers from all around the world. He has dreams of traveling to every country in the world at least once and living abroad for an entire year at some point in his life.

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