SAVE THE DATES: THE 2019 GALLUP NATIVE ARTS MARKET IS ON AUGUST 10 & 11!
The Gallup Native Arts Market is entering its second year in downtown Gallup. The market originated when a group of Native American artists approached the City of Gallup about “reclaiming Gallup’s assets” and providing an opportunity for highly skilled artists from the region to showcase at home and make an economic impact in their “backyards”.
The City Council in Gallup had actually voted years ago on its strategic plan to support Native Art Market efforts in Gallup, so the timing was perfect. The market is run by a committee of Native American artists who have recently formed the Gallup Native Arts Market 501c3, and the event is financially supported by the City of Gallup Lodgers Tax.
What We've Achieved
The 2017 Gallup Native Arts Market featured 43 artists from 5 different tribes
The 2018 Gallup Native Arts Market grew to feature 123 artists from more than 7 tribes.
Sales at the first market were over 50K for the artists
Over 2,000 people visited the first annual Gallup Native Arts Market
The Market has provided opportunities for artists who have never sold in Gallup to retail at home
There were 4 booths in the first year featuring artists that had only shown at one or in one case NO other market before.