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512 Main St, Ste 980
Rapid City, SD

605.394.4101 ext 212

Native POP: People of the Plains - A Gathering of Arts and Culture is an annual celebration of Native American arts and culture at Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota every third weekend in July. Art, Performance, Culture, Community.


Divisions & Awards



Entries in this division will fit the definition: something added to make a person or object more attractive. Items may include (but are not limited to) jewelry, clothing, regalia.

Two Dimensional

Entries in this division may include (but are not limited to) painting, printmaking, ledger art, mixed-media.

Three Dimensional

Entries in this division may include (but are not limited to) sculpture, beadwork (e.g. dolls), quillwork, ceramics, carvings, utilitarian.

Emerging Artists

Entries in this division include artists who take risks and embrace challenges; whose developing voices reveal significant potential; who are rigorous in their approach to creation and production; who have some evidence of professional achievement but not a substantial record of accomplishment; and who are not recognized as established artists by other artists, curators, producers, critics, and arts administrators. (Source: Jerome Foundation)


Best of Show   $2500

Best of Division   $1000 (3)

Best of Emerging   $1000

Division Prizes   $500 (5 each division)

Emerging Prizes   $500 (3)

Innovation   $500

Publicity Award   $500

People’s Choice*   $500

*Voted on Saturday and announced at concert following the market.