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First-ever Arts and Sculpture Press Trip stops in Chamberlain

In late May, four select journalists had the opportunity to experience some of South Dakota’s finest art and sculpture pieces as guests of a South Dakota Department of Tourism press tour. The arts and sculpture press trip stopped in Chamberlain May 17. Chamberlain Chamber Director Natalie Muruato, Operations Manager Rochelle Hopkins and chamber board member Angi Hanzlik accompanied the group as they toured the Chamberlain/Oacoma area. Despite the cool wet conditions, Muruato stated the group was impressed by the area and enjoyed lunch at Arrowwood in Oacoma.

“They were here about four hours.... we had to cancel the boat ride on the river due to weather conditions,” said Muruato. “But we had a great tour of the Akta Lakota Museum and Dignity: of Earth and Sky.” The group consisted of writers from New York , Minnesota, Texas, Mississippi and Ireland who also visited Rapid City, Faulkton, Hill City, Watertown,

Brookings, Sioux Falls and other communities, highlighting art as well as interesting dining spots and friendly faces across the state. “They were impressed with our downtown, finding it charming and quaint,” said Muruato. “It confirmed that we have something great here and we just need to get the word out.”



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