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Community Art Wall in the Prairie Center

The Prairie Center, home of the Avera Cancer Institute and Avera Surgery Center, is a place that provides not only hope for our patients, but also a place that welcomes and engages our community. We listened to what our patients wanted in a building—from architectural design to what style of artwork is in a waiting room. Avera McKennan understands and embraces the healing power of art and is excited to unveil a digital community art wall.

Previous Shows


Look – A View of Our World

We asked local and regional artists to submit images of amazing, limitless landscapes in their preferred medium. Come take a look.

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The Gardens at Avera

The Gardens at Avera

Working the soil and reaping its rewards help people find solace, reflection and satisfaction. This exhibition demonstrates the dedication to healing body, mind and spirit through gardening.

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Avera Race Against Breast Cancer

4 Elements
Air. Water. Earth. Fire.

An art exhibition depicting the four elements—air, water, earth, and fire. Each element possesses a wide range of traits and symbolic meanings.

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Avera Race Against Breast Cancer

Avera Race Against Breast Cancer 25th Anniversary

Learn more about the inception of the Avera Race Against Breast Cancer. Also, read stories about how the race has brought together a community in movement for the past 25 years to raise money for cancer services as well as celebrate and support survivorship, and remember those who have fought the battle with the disease.

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Man and Animals

Man and Animals: Relationship & Purpose
An Art Exhibition

Whether you’re a hunter or the proud owner of a miniature poodle, we are excited to feature your art in our upcoming show.

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Fabric and Faith

Fabric and Faith: Gifts of Prayers. Gifts of Quilts.

Learn more about prayer quilts – how they’re made and where they are used. Also, read stories of how they help provide comfort to cancer patients while they undergo treatment

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Northern Plains Indian Art Market:
A selection of work from members

Celebrate the extraordinary work and artistic talent of Native American artists. This exhibition is held in conjunction with the annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market.

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Tell Your Story show

Tell Your Story

When someone you know or love gets a cancer diagnosis or is going through a health crisis, your support system becomes more important than ever. These are your stories.

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Breaking Through: HS art show

Breaking Through:
High School Art Show

Current high school students are invited to submit digital images of their interpretations of how they are breaking through and making an impact on our community and society.

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Labyrinths: Finding Your Center - January 2012 Show

Learn more about labyrinths, how they work and where they are used. Also, read stories of how they help heal and soothe the spirit.

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Guardian Angels: A Devotion - November 2011 Show

The Guardian Angels show is now live on the Community Digital Art Gallery in the Prairie Center on the Avera campus in Sioux Falls. View the art featured in the show online.

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The Art of Healing

The Art of Healing - June 2011 Show

You can view small images of all of the pieces included in the Art In Healing show online. Artist information is also included.

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Contact Us to Receive Updates

We want the Community Art Wall to be a place where the art community can showcase their talent and together inspire our community. You can email us to be added to our list that will receive updates and other communications about the community art program. Simply email and we will add you to our update list.