THIRD ANNUAL GATHERING OF PEOPLE, WIND AND WATER
Native art market and cultural celebration of the Great Plains Tribes invites you to share your artistry at Main Street Square, Rapid City, South Dakota on Saturday, July 18, 2015.
The Gathering reinterprets the traditional art market and recognizes the historic cultural value of Native artists. Our art market reflects the cultures of the Great Plains and the functional role of art, and we embrace all forms of creativity. Almost 40 artists shared their work with thousands of people at last year’s event, and we are excited to see the talent and joy our third year will bring!
The Gathering Features:
A Friday night opening event and juried awards with $17,000 in prizes
A variety of music and dance performances throughout Saturday with a concert after the market closes
Interactive learning opportunities for the entire family
Emerging artist recognition and prize opportunities
People’s Choice Award
Eligible participants must be enrolled members of state or federally recognized tribes, in accordance with the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990, with preference given to artists from Great Plains Tribes.
Applications due March 20, 2015. APPLY TODAY
The event was originally inspired by sculptor Masayuki Nagase’s public artwork, The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water. The Sculpture Project is currently underway in the heart of downtown Rapid City and emphasizes our sense of place, history, community, and hope for the future.
What to Expect
Exhibitor hospitality including two complimentary lunches and water bottles and breaks throughout the day
500 convenient, free parking spaces for vendors in adjacent city parking garage
A metro population of more than 130,000
National, regional and local event promotion
10’ x 10’ booths located on 6th Street and inside Main Street Square
- No commission of your sales
The Third Annual Gathering of People, Wind and Water is brought to you by an advisory committee and produced by Arts Rapid City. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605.716.7979.