Matthews Opera

Courtesy Matthews Opera House

The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center has been selected to receive a Bush Foundation Community Innovation Grant. The $200,000 award will assist the century-old Spearfish landmark to centralize arts within the community. 

The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center encompasses an historic opera house, a Main Street arts center for local artists and the annual Spearfish Festival in the Park.

But executive director Sian Young points out that people shouldn’t be turned off by the historic theatre’s name.