Native POP: People of the Plains - A Gathering of Arts and Culture is an annual celebration of Native American art and culture at Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City, South Dakota every third weekend in July. Art, Performance, Culture, Community.
Seventh ANNUAL Native POP: A Gathering of Arts and culture
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 20, 2019.
Native POP 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 50 artists shared their work with thousands of people at last year’s event, and we are excited to see the talent and joy our fifth year will bring!
Native POP 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 art 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 FOR 2019 ARE OPEN AND AVAILABLE AT THIS LINK. DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2019
APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED APRIL 1, 2019.
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