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7th Annual Native POP Art Market and Cultural Celebration features Art, Fashion, Film and Music


Native POP is a one-day, juried Native American fine art show and cultural celebration featuring original work by established and emerging Native visual artists focusing on Great Plains culture. This is the seventh year for the free and family-friendly annual event at Main Street Square in the heart of downtown Rapid City, South Dakota on the third weekend of July. This year the Native POP art market will take place on Saturday, July 20 from 9am-6pm. At Native POP art market, visitors will have the opportunity to buy artwork directly from the artists.

In addition to fine art market, Native POP is a cultural celebration with top Native performing artists and Native culture bearers sharing and demonstrating their cultural knowledge and artistry throughout the day.

Culture bearers are individuals who carry ancestral knowledge and pass on the traditions and lifeways of their people. In recent years Native POP culture bearers have included traditional games and lacrosse, regalia making, fashion design, bow and arrow making, quillwork, and beadwork. This year’s culture bearers are the Lakota Sewing Circle, Gloria Little, Mahpiya Lone Elk, Karen Swan, and Stephanie Two Crow.

As part of the cultural celebration, Native POP will host their fourth annual fashion show from 2pm-3pm and a Native film showcase presented in partnership with Vision Maker Media and South Dakota Public Broadcasting. The Native film showcase will run from 9am-6pm at the SDPB Black Hills Bureau at 415 Main Street.

The Native POP performance stage has included Native flute, pow-wow drum, folk, blues, hip-hop, alt-rock and spoken word as previous performances. After the market ends two bands, Scotti Clifford & Spirits Cry and Sons of Sans Arc, will perform a free concert from 6pm-8pm to close out the event.

This celebration of Native art and culture brings together the communities of Rapid City and the surrounding areas along with the artists, performers and families from the regional tribal nations of the Great Plains. This is event highlights the range and diversity of Native art and cultural expression while encouraging dialogue and sharing across cultures.

Native POP recognizes artistic achievement at a ticketed artist awards reception on Friday, July 19 with $17,000 in awards, at the Dahl Arts Center. The evening offers entertainment, refreshments, a sneak peek at the market’s premiere art, and a chance to meet and visit with the artists. Tickets available for purchase at

This year’s participating artists include:

Angela Babby

Caroline Bald Eagle/ Ravenshead

Emilie Bald Eagle/ Ravenshead

Carlin Bear Don’t Walk

Keith BraveHeart

Joanne Brings Thunder

Roger Broer

Madison Burnette

Marshall Burnette

Fredrick Clarin

Cecelia Firethunder

Tani Gordon

Stan Hawkins

Charles Her Many Horses

Rhonda Holy Bear

Terra Houska

Unalee Howe

Susan Hudson

Valerie Janis

Galen LaRoche

Terran Last Gun

Bonnie LeBeau

Bill Mendoza

Lynnette Morin

Marlena Myles

Molina Parker

Wade Patton

Mikayla Patton

Susan Peebles

Debbie Rattling Leaf

Martin Red Bear

Charles Rencountre

Nelda Schrupp

Gene Swallow

Brian Szabo

Linda Szabo

Paul Szabo

Dustin Twiss

Marty Two Bulls, Jr.

Micheal Two Bulls

Jennifer White

Native POP’s mission is to encourage intercultural dialogue by sharing cultures from the tribal nations of the Great Plains through a juried Native American fine art show and cultural event in Rapid City, South Dakota.

For more information, please contact: John Paul Rangel, PhD, Public Relations & Marketing, or visit the website


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