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

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.