SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota – The Sioux Falls Design Week is a week-long opportunity for the city of Sioux Falls to celebrate and explore a wide variety of design disciplines, from architecture to landscape design, interior to graphic design and more. The fourth annual Sioux Falls Design Week September 29th to October 7th 2017. Participants will receive a passport that will guide them through a week of free events. Get a stamp in your passport at each event to win prizes.

September 29 – October 7 | Ongoing | I Wish This Was… | MSH Architects @ Ming Wah | 119 W. 10th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
MSH Architects sponsors an interactive wall to let you voice your ideas about what you want to see at Ming Wah in Downtown Sioux Falls


Katie Ashmore – katie@msharch.com





Friday – September 29 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Design Scavenger Hunt | Koch Hazard Architects @Sioux Falls Design Center | 108 W. 11th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Join Koch Hazard Architects for a Design Scavenger Hunt around downtown Sioux Falls.  Follow clues to find the object, design element or view then take a selfie with it as proof. Light appetizers and drinks to follow.

Brooke Wegener – bwegener@kochhazard.com



Friday – September 29 | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Citizen Jane: Battle for the City | Architecture Inc. @Washington Pavilion – Belbas Theatre | 301 S. Main Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Join us for a showing of Citizen Jane: Battle for the City, a 2016 documentary about writer and urban activist Jane Jacobs’ fight to save historic New York City during the ruthless redevelopment era of urban planner Robert Moses in the 1960s.

Tara Twedt – taratwedt@architectureinc.com




Monday – October 2 | 12:30 pm and 4:30 pm | State Theatre Tours | State Theatre @State Theatre | 316 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Tour the historic State Theatre and see the renovations in progress.

Allison Weiland – allisonw@siouxfallsstatetheatre.org




Monday – October 2 | 6:00 pm –  8:00 pm | Construct, Deconstruct and Reconstruct | University of South Dakota and University Center @Sioux Falls Design Center | 108 W. 11th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

This hands-on workshop will explore counterform abstraction and emotive communication using pencils and black ink. The goal for this activity is to let participants completely alienate the counterform from the original letterform and allow it to project a new identity.

Cory Knedler – Cory.Knedler@usd.edu



Tuesday – October 3 | 10:00 am – 11:00 am | Nature is the Ultimate Designer |  Project Food Forest & City of Sioux Falls @Spirit of Peace UCC | 6509 S. Cliff Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57108

Join Sustainability Coordinator Jessica Sexe and Project Food Forest Chairperson/Co-Founder Veronica Shukla for an interactive tour of Sioux Falls’ first public food forest. Attendees will help make ‘seed bombs’ which will be planted in the food forest later in October. After, Veronica will give a talk and tour of the food forests’ edible ecosystem.


Jessica Sexe – JSexe@siouxfalls.org
Veronica Shukla – info@projectfoodforest.org




Tuesday – October 3 |  4:30 pm – 6:30 pm | 40 years of Design with Canfield Business Interiors | Canfield Business @Canfield Business Interiors | 402 W. 9th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Come help Canfield Business Interiors celebrate 40 years of design.  We will be doing a ribbon cutting at 4:30 PM provided by The Chamber of Commerce, followed by drinks and appetizers.


April Kooiman – april@canfieldco.com





Tuesday – October 3 | 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | Starting An Art Collection: Does My Art Have To Match My Couch?  | Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce @Sioux Falls Design Center| 108 W. 11th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Ipso Gallery leads a discussion on collecting art. This forum, open to everyone, addresses topics such as how to start a collection, how to arrange and present, and how to build a collection over many years. We will also tackle some of the most perplexing questions, such as – does the art have to match my couch and throw pillows?

Liz Heeren – Liz.Heeren@usd.edu




Tuesday – October 3 | 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Design Trivia |  Lemonly @Fernson on 8th | 201 N. Weber Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Design trivia, great beer and prizes.

Amy Colgan – amy@lemonly.com




Wednesday – October 4 |  5:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Rauschenberg Meets the Prairie | University of Sioux Falls @Sioux Falls Design Center | 108 W. 11th Street Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Explore the endless possibilities of collage. Create a collage by applying a variety of approaches to materials such as photographs, fabric scraps, letters, and decorative papers, as well objects that are found on your 15 minute walk around the Design Center. Artists of all skill levels are welcome.


Ceca Cooper – Ceca.Cooper@usiouxfalls.edu




Wednesday – October 4 | 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Click to Continue: Content and Design Meet Up | Blend  Interactive @Blend Interactive | 231 S. Phillips Avenue, Suite 200 Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Graphical interfaces help make powerful technology intuitive and accessible. They give us super powers. Join Sam Otis, Lead Designer at Blend Interactive, for a fun look at how GUIs have developed, what makes an interface good today, and what challenges the future holds.

Sam Otis –  sam@blendinteractive.com



Wednesday – October 4  | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm | Drawing on Life | JLG Architects @JLG Architects | 232 S. Main Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Come visit JLG for a night at the movies! We’ll be showing Drawing on Life, a film that follows a series of architects around to places they like to draw in and uncovers why these architects still like to draw by hand amidst our complex digital world.

Katie Becker – CBecker@jlgarchitects.com




Thursday – October 5 | 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm | Color & Design Spectacular | South Dakota Interior Designers @Sioux Falls Design Center | 108 W. 11th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Join us for an exciting opportunity to experience two fun and casual design presentations providing two full hours of CEU credits:  4:30 – 5:30 NEW 2018 Global Color and Design Trends, 5:30 – 6:30  Practical Feng Shui for Your Designs. This event is sponsored by PPG Paints and South Dakota Interior Designers.


Brenna Wiertzema – wiertzemabe@teamtsp.com





Friday –  October 6  | 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Parklet Design Competition | South Dakota State University @Sioux Falls Design Center | 108 W. 11th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
“What do you get when you take six parking spaces along 11th street and turn them over to students from SDSU’s School of Design?” “The 2nd Annual Parklet Design Competition!” Come explore unique roadside installations and rethink how you view parking downtown. Play and public voting 12:00 – 7:00 pm. Awards at 7:15 pm


Angela McKillip – Angela.McKillip@sdstate.edu





Friday – October 6 | 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm | Postcard Project: Create a Ripple | Ripple Marketing @Ripple Marketing | 326 E. 8th Street, Suite 108 Sioux Falls, SD 57103

“How do you create a ripple in our community?”  Stop by a DTSF business to pick up a postcard and share your story of how you inspire others and create a ripple of goodness in the community.  These postcards will be on display at Ripple Marketing’s open house.


Arrin Weinkauf – arrin@ripplemarketing.com




Friday – October 6 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm | American Institute of Architects South Dakota Design Awards Showcase with artist Paul Boerboom, AIA | American Institute of Architects South Dakota @Sioux Falls Design Center | 108 W. 11th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57104 

Take part in the Art and Wine Walk, while enjoying a showcase of the state’s best architecture. The 2017 AIA South Dakota Design Award winners and entrants will be on display at the Sioux Falls Design Center in October and at this special event. Celebrate art and architecture; review design projects and see the fine works of talented artist and architect Paul Boerboom, AIA.

Angela Lammers – angela@aiasouthdakota.org



Saturday – October 7 | Social 6:30 pm Panel 7:00 pm | Design Matters: Rail Yard Redevelopment | Sioux Falls Design Center @ Remedy Brewing | 401 E. 8th Street, Suite 120 Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Design Matters: Rail Yard Redevelopment is a panel discussion engaging experts from design, urban planning and real estate about redeveloping large industrial sites such as the Sioux Falls Rail Yard Redevelopment. The panel will discuss challenges coordinating separate private developments, establishing public spaces and connecting zones into a cohesive district.

Kellen Boice – kellen@siouxfallsdesigncenter.org




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