Dakota Sioux Casino

Large scale metal art and signage

Project Description

Location: Watertown, South Dakota

Contractor: JE Dunn Construction

Architect: English & Smart Architects

Description: The following works were completed in multiple stages between 2005 and 2008. All were designed and manufactured by Innovative Fabricators, in coordination with the contractor and architect named above.

Pillar sconces in hotel lobby

A pillar for each of the seven tribal sects stands around the chandelier in the lobby. Each pillar features laser cut sconces from 1/4″ steel. They are back lit with color changing lights for added effect.

Large silhouettes in gaming area

Seven scenes measuring 35 feet each.  All of the artwork was specially created to represent the seven different sects of the Sisseton-Wahpeton Oyate tribe. The back-lit silhouettes were laser cut from 3/16” and ¼” aluminum, then finished with black powder coat. Each scene measures 35 feet across, making it nearly 250 feet all the way around.

Signage & lettering

Various signs denoting the different areas around the casino. The letters were cut from 3/16” aluminum and finished with powder coat. Some signs attached with specially designed mounting bars that provided a stand-off from the wall, and were easily removed for cleaning and maintenance.

Fountain trough covers

Designed to cover an existing copper fountain and trough. Each of the two fountain covers features the same laser cut artwork found in the chandelier and gamin area scenes. Each trough was covered by wood, with a laser cut bison inlay. The vertically placed panels are backlit with parchment inlays behind the artwork, allowing soft light to emerge from the sconces.

Project Details

  • Client Dakota Sioux Casino
  • Date September 1, 2006
  • Tags Casinos
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