A Valentines pop-up is held at the Native American vendor market
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Racing Magpie held a valentines pop-up shop this weekend.
The pop up featured various Native artists with mediums such as jewelry, paintings, t-shirts, and candles. The Racing Magpie primarily focuses on being a creative space, gallery and studio for Native artists, but also works with other local artists.
“I think it’s exciting to see so many Native artists, especially because it gives us an opportunity to be able to share our work in a way that shows the wide range of work that native people do, everything from painting to candles. So I think often people think of Native art as a really static concept, and we do really creative work, there’s so many wonderful contemporary artists.” said Cecily Engelhart, vendor.
The pop-up shop was just one culture event happening this weekend during the Native American vendor market. The market also included Native comedians and a variety of themed markets. Along with the pop up shop was the Lakota sewing circle.
Women meet at the gallery twice a month to talk, laugh, create and enjoy each others company. The women also sell lunch for patrons and artists of the gallery.