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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 are currently working toward forming their own 501c3 for future markets, and is funded by the City of Gallup Lodgers Tax.
This year the City of Gallup is proud to partner with the Keshi Foundation to expand and grow the Zuni Pueblo arts presence in the heart of Gallup, New Mexico.
What We've Achieved
- The 2017 Gallup Native Arts Market featured 43 artists from 5 different 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.