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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.

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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.

FIFTH 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 15, 2017.

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!

This was the most entertaining, creative, social event that I’ve ever attended. The event was so well organized and the creative talent represented so diverse I think everyone came away inspired. A brilliant job. The music added a whole new dimension.
— Angela Babby

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 2017 ARE NOW CLOSED.
APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED APRIL 3, 2017.

 

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.

This was my first art market, and I had such an awesome experience. The organization of the events was fantastic. The presence of volunteers on Saturday throughout the day was excellent. The bottles of water were very refreshing, and just having the volunteers ask if we needed anything was great. I also enjoyed being next to the other emerging artists.
— Paul High Horse

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 Fifth Annual Native POP: People of the Plains is brought to you by an advisory committee and produced by Rapid City Arts Council. For more information, please contact us at info@nativepop.org or call Katie Adkins at 605.394.4101 ext 212.

 

APPLICATIONS FOR 2016 ARE NOW CLOSED. APPLICANTS WILL BE NOTIFIED APRIL 3, 2017.

Please read the full application information and Statement of Agreement and Understanding before applying.