Arts for Wellness


The programs provided by the ARCC encourage the community to experience and experiment with different artistic media, mediums, and methods. Involvement in the arts can open up a multitude of options for creative growth.


Keep your mind and spirit healthy! Come to the ARCC for some drop in, DIY art therapy through self-directed activities! Studies have shown that Art can take your mind off of what is stressing you. The Open Studio sessions are not product oriented – just enjoy the process! Activities can vary from art journaling, coloring, creative drawing from pattern recognition, scrapping, zentangle art, and creative writing. Or work on your own projects brought from home, and work in a relaxing stress free atmosphere. Sessions meet weekly. Some supplies are provided for activities listed, or you may bring your own in! Remember – we aren’t concerned about creating works of art (although it may be a by-product), just the act of letting our activity take us away! Ages 18 and up.
Dates: Thursdays, September 19 – December 19 (No Session November 28)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Noon)
Fee: $10.00 (One installment, plus tax, for the Fall/Winter season: includes 13 sessions)


The ARCC offers room to spread out to work on your own projects in an open studio setting with other artists. On each Thursday of the month, space will be set aside for those who would like to come in on work on projects. All supplies are to be provided by participants; however, some equipment such as paper cutters, glue guns and other items may be used upon permission. Open studio meets from 12:00 - 5:00 p.m. each Thursday. Participants must check in with the front desk on studio location each week. Open studio participants must schedule an appointment for orientation prior to working in the studio.
Dates: Thursdays, September 19 – December 19
Time: 12:00 p.m. (Noon) - 5:00 p.m.
Fee: No Charge

  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center

    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989