Thursday evenings in the Black Hills…….

Have become town events. Belle Fourche (SD), the town we stay in with friends, has their “Hometown Thursdays” throughout the summer months. Such events are totally family friendly and give folks the chance to relax in an atmosphere of music, children’s activities and neighbors on the closed off streets of the business district. Just what is needed to reconnect with others.081413-bcp-Thursday1  This image was taken from the Rapid City Journal, as we missed out on this event……this time!!!

In Rapid City, their version is called “Summer Nights” and runs from the summer months through Fall (also on Thursday evenings). The locale is the downtown mall area but it spills into  “Art Alley”…a one block alley that began with graffiti done, as most (by definition) is, in the dark of night, but has, now, gained credible recognition and is celebrated in this new tradition. You can read more about it’s beginnings here. Following are some photos I/we took….Black Hills Trip 010Black Hills Trip 011Black Hills Trip 012Black Hills Trip 015Black Hills Trip 016Black Hills Trip 017Black Hills Trip 018Black Hills Trip 019Black Hills Trip 022Black Hills Trip 021Black Hills Trip 024                                                     Closing this chapter of our trip. And, yes, there’s more!!!!!


About treadlemusic

A quilter who rides motorcycle, living on a small hobby farm in southeastern Minnesota. Grandmother and Great Grandmother.
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14 Responses to Thursday evenings in the Black Hills…….

  1. Dennis says:

    Wow! There is not much space left for new wall paintings 😀

  2. I have mixed feelings about this art on old brick buildings. Love the art, but not so sure I like it actually “on” the brick.

    You got some amazing shots, BTW.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Definitely a valid point but, I guess, validating it/allowing it to ‘shine’ in one alley is better than having it show up in many spots and done w/o great thought or expertise.

  3. Jackie says:

    Wow, that is amazing, so neat that artist are allowed to do their thing in “art alley” I’m so impressed with what people can do freehand in large scale! Even the dumpsters are included…love this!

  4. Jeanne says:

    What fun! Neat idea to make the graffiti acceptable! We passed thru Custer State Park yesterday but didn’t have time go further north this trip. ;( Time to go home! We need to come back and spend a week or two or more here!

  5. Thread crazy says:

    That’s different – neat artwork; I particularily liked the last one. Shows some depth and real artistry.
    Thanks for sharing.

  6. Karen says:

    different type of art work on the side of the buildings – I’m more used to murals that show history or something like that in the towns – not sure if I like this type LOL – looks like you had a great trip.

    • treadlemusic says:

      Since the graffiti has “come into the daylight”, the quality has improved dramatically (at least that is what we observed). The more “scribbles” was the earlier and the more “portraits” are the recent additions. A lot easier to do it when one doesn’t have to worry about being run off in the darkness of night!!!

  7. mtetar says:

    Very nice pic of you what a beautiful art work. Blessings, Mtetar

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