DEADWOOD – The Legends of Deadwood Fundraiser will be held on Friday, November 3, 2023, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Deadwood Mountain Grand. The fundraiser will include entertainment by Hank Harris and Travis Pearson, heavy hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, spirit pull, and silent and live auctions. Tickets are $50 per person and may be purchased by calling the Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau at 605-578-1876 or at the door. The Deadwood Mountain Grand is located at 1906 Deadwood Mountain Drive, Deadwood.
Enjoy musical entertainment by Hank Harris and a stand-up comedic performance by Travis Pearson. Guests will be treated to heavy hors d’oeuvres catered by the Deadwood Mountain Grand, a spirit pull, and cash bar. The live auction includes fine art by Scott Jacobs and other renowned artists, Jack Daniels whiskey barrel, and much more.
The Legends of Deadwood bronze public art project will raise awareness and honors Deadwood’s historic characters in sculpture. Deadwood’s story will be told through a series of life-size bronze sculptures throughout the city over the next five years.
The goal is to achieve funding from two businesses or individuals who will become title sponsors for each statue at a cost of $25,000 each. The Legends of Deadwood public art committee, which is an extension of Main Street Initiative (MSI), is also looking for 10 base sponsors per statue at $5,000 each to achieve the goal to raise $100,000 per statue.
The first sculpture of folk hero Calamity Jane was installed in October 2023 at Outlaw Square. Calamity Jane was sculpted by Paul Moore, an internationally known artist who has sculpted more than 155 portrait and monumental commissions in the past 40 years. Calamity Jane was one of Moore’s final commissioned pieces of artwork.
Co-sponsored by the Deadwood Historic Preservation Commission, the City of Deadwood, Main Street Initiative, Deadwood History, Inc., and the Deadwood Chamber & Visitors Bureau.