Native POP

Native POP Makes Economic Impact

Jul 19, 2019

The Black Hill’s largest Native American art event is this weekend. The Native People of the Plains Art Market, or Native POP as it’s called, features work from about 50 artists. There are also classes, live music events, a film screening and fashion show to highlight local talent. 

Native POP has brought local residents and tourists from across the country to the heart of Downtown Rapid City for seven years. The opportunity to showcase work before such a large crowd is rare for artists in the area. 

2019 Native POP Festival

Jul 18, 2019
Lee Strubinger

In the Moment ... July 18, 2019 Show 618 Hour 2

South Dakota Public Broadcasting is honored to partner with Vision Maker Media and Native POP: People of the Plains - A Gathering of Arts and Culture to present the sixth annual Native Film Festival this Saturday, July 20 at the SDPB Black Hills Studio.

Native POP is a juried art show and cultural celebration. It's one of Rapid City's premier annual events.

In The Moment ... July 20, 2018 Show 383 Hour 1

In The Moment ... July 19, 2018 Show 382 Hour 2

SDPB's Heather Benson joined In The Moment to talk about the third annual Native Film Showcase. The festival returns to Rapid City on Saturday, July 21, as part of Native POP.

Native POP: People of the plains is a Native art market and cultural celebration and is a free annual event in the heart of downtown Rapid City. 

Lee Strubinger

In The Moment ... July 28, 2017 Show 144 Hour 1

For this week’s Moment in Sound, we welcome Emily Lloyd to the SDPB studios at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City. Emily plays at Lucky's in Spearfish tomorrow night at 8 p.m. Mountain Time. She joins us for live music and thoughts on leaving the Black Hills to make it in the Nashville music scene.

We welcome poetry from Norma Wilson and an Arts Calendar update from SDPB’s Leah Cover.

Native Art Showcased In Rapid City

Jul 14, 2017
Rapid City Arts Counsil

An event showcasing Native American art is opening in Rapid City this weekend. Nearly 50 artists are expected to set up shop in Main Street Square. 

The Fifth Annual Native POP: People of the Plains event hosts Native artist from around the country. The John Paul Rangel works with the show. He says they select artists from a variety of backgrounds.

Native POP Art Market Set For Rapid City

Jul 14, 2016
Victoria Wicks / SDPB

A Native American art and culture event in Rapid City is part of a push to expand the plains art market in the Midwest.

Rapid City’s Main Street Square hosts the fourth annual Native Peoples of the Plains art show July 16.

Native Peoples of the Plains or POP began as an effort to increase the availability of Native American art in Rapid City. This year, around 50 artists display their works.