Rapid City art market displays crafts of Northern Plains artists
RAPID CITY, S.D. – While the snow kept some inside on Saturday, hundreds turned out for the Black Hills American Indian Winter Art Market.
People filed through the Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn browsing the works of over 40 tribally-enrolled Native American artists from the Northern Plains. Artists showed a variety of works from textiles, to jewelry, to quiltwork and more.
The show, which is now in its fourth year, is put on by Rural America Initiatives. Organizers say it’s a way to bring business to local artists during a time of the year when people are looking to spend.
According to Winter Market Organizer Deborah Gangloff, the show has the potential to grow.
“We really try to get the word out about this, and every year it gets a little bigger, a little better,” said Gangloff. “And we’re hoping to grow it into something that attracts people from around the country.”
Gangloff also says the market allows artists to network and share ideas.