Who We Are
The original mural "Fall River Falls" depicting ladies of the late 1890's.
The Cultural Development Organization is a non-profit organization registered with the State of South Dakota and was incorporated August 17, 2006. We became at 501 (c) in 2015 for the benefit of our donors and partners.
OUR MISSION: promoting, funding and managing projects for the long-term expansion of the fine arts, architectural arts, and cultural heritage of Hot Springs and Fall River County. We support this mission by:
* Focusing attention on the Historic District
* Enhancing the downtown
* Creating an appreciation of our history by visualizing how Hot Springs and Fall River County were developed
* Partnering with businesses and organizations promoting Hot Springs as an art community.
This mission comes together in the mural projects where professional artists use the buildings in the historic district as a canvas for pictorial representations of Fall River County history.
AN OASIS OF ART
Del Iron Cloud painting "Minnekahta Avenue" on the side of Ace Hardware
Our vision began with a simple phrase: "An Oasis of Art." When the Cultural Development Organization was in its beginning phases, several goals of our vision included:
* Showcasing local artists along with regional artists
* Enhancing commercial buildings and expose them to the renter and buyers market
* Providing a venue to attract visitors into the downtown
* Encouraging artists to work in our community and provide an opportunity for them to consider Hot Springs as a home base
One of the long-term projects we are working toward, in cooperation with the City of Hot Springs and other organizations, is the Historic Walking Tour along the Freedom Trail.
Cultural Development Organization
PO Box 1044
Hot Springs, SD 57747
Do not attend the Evening of Wine & Roses but want to contribute to the mural? Please send your donations to the CDO at the address above. What do we need funds for? Brochure printing, paint, signage, and more. Want to help with grant writing? Let us know!