Event Website:
http://www.npiam.org

Event Location:
Ramkota Exhibit Hall in Sioux Falls, SD

Event Description:
The 29th annual Northern Plains Indian Art Market continues its tradition of celebrating world-class American Indian art Sept. 17-18 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

“The Northern Plains Indian Art Market is rich in tradition and ceremony,” Northern Arapaho artist, Jackie Sevier, said. “As artists we all agree: this is our anchor, this is our show.”

The market is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 18. Admission is $5 for one day or $7 for a two-day pass.

NPIAM illuminates a vital culture and reveals an art heritage rooted in years of tradition. The art market, open to the public and held at the Ramkota Exhibit Hall, coincides with a prestigious art show with more than $13,000 in prize money.

Established in 1988, the market features traditional and contemporary, fine and tribal arts by indigenous people of the Northern Plains. These include tribes from Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming and Canada. Works include sculpture, paintings, jewelry, pottery, bead work, quilting, and quill work. Since the show’s inception, it has grown into a nationally recognized showcase of American Indian art.

“The staff, committee, and artists have a connection like no other show I attend. The only exclusive market of Northern Plains tribes, NPIAM and Sinte Gleska give us the opportunity to share our culture and our inspirations with the community and the collectors that travel to Sioux Falls,” Sevier said. "I am so humbled and honored to be a part of Northern Plains Indian Art Market.”

The NPIAM is committed to preserving and enhancing traditional and contemporary arts of the Northern Plains tribes and providing Northern Plains artists an opportunity for artistic, educational, cultural and economic growth. For more information, visit npiam.org or call Sinte Gleska University at 605-856-8100.