Founded in 2015, the Vermillion Cultural Association is a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to the inclusion of arts and celebration of culture in everyday life.


Our Vision

Be the key collaborative partner that strengthens a community where arts and culture thrive and are alive for everyone.

Our Mission

To foster the development of and appreciation for culture in Vermillion, South Dakota, and the surrounding region. We seek to promote, encourage, support, and create cultural opportunities by embracing all mediums of art from film to theater, from music to painting, and beyond.

Community mural in the Pocket Park

Community mural in the Pocket Park

Current Goals

  • Grow and strengthen our cultural programming. We seek to grow our collaborative partnerships with other Vermillion organizations to expand program offerings, make the best use of every organization’s resources, and increase attendance at these events.

  • Make capital improvements and attend to major maintenance/repairs. Improvements to our public-facing spaces always take priority, but there are some behind-the-scenes issues that can use attention at the Coyote Twin, including updating our upstairs projection rooms.

  • Preservation and development of the Vermillion Theater. The historic Vermillion Theater has the potential to be a premiere events venue in the downtown and each year we invest in improvements to the space toward the ultimate goal of restoring it to full use. This year we are replacing the roof and focused on internal mold mitigation.

What We've Achieved

  • Invested $300,000+ to renovate and refresh auditoriums in the Coyote Twin

  • Installed state-of-the-art sound, projection, and lighting in the Coyote Twin

  • Fostered a cinema culture that Vermillion and its surrounding community can take pride in

  • Opened the First Dakota National Bank Coyote Gallery, Vermillion’s premier rotating art space

  • Brought renowned artist Dick Termes and his Termespheres exhibit to Vermillion

  • Oversaw the creation of the a community mural in the Pocket Park adjacent to 12 E. Main

where and how to find us

Learn more about VCA-owned downtown spaces and how you can contact us.