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Manitou America’s Inc. visual displays of socio-political ideas. If you are new to art galleries, Julie shared a tip for how to experience the art. “Walk around and ask the question, what are you drawn to and why?” She explained that that simple question allows individuals of all ages to access the art. “It may not always be that they are drawn to something in a positive way. They may be drawn to a piece because it scares them or because they hate it, but that’s why art is wonderful. We all experience it in a different way,” adds Amsberry. When you are finished in G.A.R. Hall, you can take your newfound eye for art to the Bede Art Gallery on the campus of Mount Marty College and check out the displays from Mount Marty students and regional artists. Also at Bede, professional artists often participate in workshops and gallery talks. For those that are willing to go off the beaten path a bit, there are some non-traditional ways to view visual art in Yankton too. Willa B’s Bistro and Emporium offers visitors the chance to view and purchase locally crafted art and other items and grab a scrumptious meal at the same time! Inside the halls at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital, there are many pieces of art displayed. The CramerKenyon house also showcases art from one of the original inhabitants of the home. Admittedly, the main purpose of visiting any of those locations is not usually to view art, but why not? No matter how you chose to experience art, the old cliché that there is something for everyone is absolutely true about the visual art scene in Yankton. “Walk around and ask the question, what are you drawn to and why?” - Julie Amsberry, YAnkton area arts Manitou America’s headquarters in West Bend, WI, is a USA manufacturing and international distributor of compact equipment for construction, agriculture, industry and beyond. With roots dating back to 1859, we have a heritage of reliability, innovation & success. 900 Ferdig Ave. 605-665-6500 ART v v Happens Here G.A.R. Hall Art Gallery 508 Douglas Avenue Visiting Yankton? This is a must-see for all art and history lovers. Open Mon.-Fri. 1-5 p.m. Saturdays 1-3 p.m. Admission is free. www.VisitYanktonSD.com | Yankton Visitors Guide | 29