|Silver City Social
2014 Schedule of Events
July 9 Wednesday
5pm - 8pm - Early painter registration and canvas date stamping. Silver City
Possible nocturnal opportunities
July 10 Thursday
8am-4pm - Registration and canvas date stamping - School house.
Daily Painting - Silver City / Pactola Dam areas
Mountain Man model
Evening - BYO Meet, Greet, and Read art books at Jan Sohl's (9212 St. Joseph
Street - corner of Sherman)
July 11 Friday
All aboard! Daily Painting - 1880 Train yard Hill City, SD
6:30 pm Official artists' reception at the home of Pepper Massey and Patrick
Breen (9304 St. Joseph Street - green cabin behind church). Heavy snacks and
beverages provided by Silver City residents. All artists and guest welcome!
Fire sale Raffle Miniature painting due.
July 12 Saturday
Daily Painting - Nemo Guest Ranch and Box Elder Forks campground areas.
5 pm - Paint-around - Silver City School House
7 pm Cowboy Chuckwagon Steak Fry ($22 adults, $7 kids) - School House. Fire
Sale Miniature Painting display. Raffle Tickets on Sale
July 13 Sunday - Pie and Ice Cream Social
7 am - 3pm Black Hills Volksmarch - Rapid Creek Canyon
8am - 1:30pm Fire Sale Miniature Painting display, raffle tickets on sale
8am - 3pm Silver City Social (sloppy joes, pie & ice cream) - Schoolhouse
9:30am - 2pm Wet-sale finale and Artists' Award - Schoolhouse. People's Choice
voting, juror awards begin
12pm - Bluegrass Jam with Larry Lashley and Friends
1:30pm Fire Sale Miniature Painting raffle drawing
2:15 pm Artists' Award Presentation
|Plan Your Trip
Lodging Within Silver City:
Silver City Lodge: 605-574-9007
Bullion Cabin: 605-574-2177
Happy Trails Cabins: 605-574-2177
Lodging Close to Silver City:
Coyote Blues Village B&B
Edelweiss Mountain Lodging
Whispering Pines Campground & Lodging: 605-341-3667
Additionally, Silver City residents have opened their
cabins to the artists. Please contact John Gomez
(605)-574-4429 for arrangements.
Directions to Silver City
Silver City is located about 5 miles off of US 385. Turn on
a paved road at Whispering Pines Campground on US
385, a mile northwest of the junction of SD44 and US385.
Silver City Community Hall (Old Schoolhouse) is where the
main events will take place throughout this 5 day event.
About the Event
The Silver City Social is the longtime major fundraiser for
the Silver City Volunteer Fire Department. The SCVFD is
one of the last self-funded volunteer fire departments in
the Black Hills. It provides fire protection and first
responders for a 40 square mile area and 300
structures.It has been essential to fighting the mountain
pine beetle invasion by funding the clearing of a fire
buffer zone around the south side of town and the
spraying pines and thinning of trees inside Silver City.
Because of these efforts, Silver City has been designated
as a Fire Wise Community in 2013.
For questions, please contact Jan Sohl at
firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (605) 381-6724.
Plein Air Awards
Best of Show $500
Best of Rest $200
Gold Award: $500
Silver Award: $200
Fire Sale Miniature Award: $100
A total of $1,500 in awards!
Steve Hauff & family
Juror - Denise Du Broy
Curator of exhibits and collections
for the Rapid City Arts Council and
the Dahl Arts Center.