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Art House is all about providing our community with a home that is inclusive and accessible for everyone seeking a connection with art. We proudly support local artists and sell artwork and products made by South Dakota and regional makers. One name, Art House, includes two physical locations in Rapid City and Hot Springs, and a third virtual location: this website.

Art House Rapid City

Our Rapid City location includes custom framing, printing, and a shop boasting local artists and makers (with pop-up shops coming soon)! Located in Rapid’s bustling downtown, our clients trust us to provide quality service when it comes to their art and printing projects. Find uncommon gifts, stationery, and art supplies too! 


Art House Hot Springs

Our Hot Springs location is a large fine art gallery space unlike any other in the Black Hills. Discover unexpected and contemporary artwork by local and regional artists as well as pieces by international artists. We also have a wine bar and unique event spaces to rent for your next celebration. We invite you to explore our beautiful space across from the park and waterfall!

The (short and sweet) history behind Art House

Art House is formerly known as Perfect Hanging Gallery in Rapid City and Riverfront Gallery in Hot Springs. In celebration of Perfect Hanging Gallery’s 50th anniversary and to better reflect the work, services, and heart behind the business, Chance (the gallery’s owner since 2014) and the team decided it was time for a fresh name that could merge Rapid City’s location with a new gallery space in Hot Springs. Art House honors our work’s mission to connect with our communities in a way that supports both art makers and enthusiasts. Our commitment to quality service and relationships remains the same as always, while our new name demonstrates this better than ever. We sincerely hope to create a welcoming space that is inclusive while inspiring appreciation, curiosity, and love for art!

Morgan Fields
Sarah Olivier
Emma Rivers

Chance Whelchel

Owner, Operations Director & Framer

Chance has a Bachelors of Art in Fine Art with a concentration in psychology from Chadron State College. He has been framing for 15 years and loves working with people to design custom projects for their artwork. When he isn't working, Chance enjoys spending time with his husband and two Dachshunds, Shotgun and Lola. 


Art Director &


Morgan has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture, printmaking, and design with a minor in art history from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. She moved to the Black Hills in the summer of 2022 to focus on her art practice and to be closer to outdoor activities such as rock climbing and snowboarding. 


Social Media  
Odds 'n' Ends

Sara loves cheering on local artists and makers! She grew up in South Dakota and moved to the Black Hills 12 years ago after a bit of wandering and receiving an MA in English at SDSU. Between creating content and posts for Art House; Sara homeschools her son, teaches dance classes and choreography for local productions, and enjoys practicing yoga.  


Print Specialist

Marketing & Design

Originally from Scotland, Emma moved to the Black Hills in 2010. She graduated from Heriot-Watt University with a BA (Honors) in Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interior, Art) and has spent the past 16 years working in the world of art and marketing. Emma loves working with artists to scan and create beautiful reproduction prints of their art, and restoring meaningful photos for customers. Outside of the gallery Emma spends her time painting and creating jewelry. 

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