Frost Fest 2018

Frost Fest 2018 is set for the third weekend in February – Friday, the 16th through Sunday the 18th. For those who need a refresher, Frost Fest is a weekend festival to showcase what our amazing attractions have to offer in the winter months!

Secondly, it seems to be mother nature’s cue to warm up.. ;) So no matter what the weather brings, we’ll be ready for a winter festival in Brookings!



     Plein Air Paint IN @ the Dakota Nature Center//February 17 9AM-12PM

     Join other artist of all experience levels for a half-day Plein Air paint IN at the      incredible Dakota Nature Center! Please bring your own paints, easels and other supplies. You are welcome to bring other art materials such as colored pencil or pastels.The Brookings Arts Council is proud to host a free Plein Air Paint IN on February 17 from 9-12pm at the Dakota Nature Park, in conjunction with the Frost Fest Events in Brookings, SD February 16-18th, 2018.


Plein Air, French for 'open air,' is used to describe the act of painting outdoors or in our case, INDOORS! Hosted at the beautiful Dakota Nature Park, the Brookings Arts Council invites Plein Air artists to set up and paint from 9-12 that day. There will be various activities occurring at the Nature Park, including; an ice-fishing derby, ice skating, and cross country skiers along with the incredible nature and views the park has to offer should provide much visual inspiration for artists. Artists will have a large bank of windows from which to view and paint from.

At the conclusion of the event we will have a brief ‘wet paint’ show to enjoy everyone’s artistry. There is no charge for this event and is hosted by the Brookings Arts Council. Pre-register


Dakota Nature Park: Feb. 17, 9-12--- FREE


For more information, please contact the Brookings Arts Council at 692-4177