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Third Annual Best in Show Night

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Highlighting Gallup’s extraordinary arts and artists

The 98th Annual Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial and gallupARTS, in partnership with the Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District, are excited to announce the 3rd Annual Best in Show Night at ART123 Gallery, on August 6 from 4:30 pm-9 pm.

Launched in 2017, Best in Show Night is held each year at ART123 Gallery in downtown Gallup on the eve of Ceremonial’s Exhibit Hall Opening/Wine Tasting. It is a free event for the entire community. The goals of the event are:

To feature the Best in Class, Best in Category and Best in Show winners from Ceremonial’s Exhibit Hall, highlighting exemplary and extraordinary artistry and the Gallup area’s renowned and talented artists.

To celebrate the legacy and long history of Ceremonial by also including ribbon-winning artworks from previous years.

To promote Ceremonial’s Exhibit Hall and encourage attendance at its Opening/Wine Tasting and other subsequent events.

To help re-establish the connection between Ceremonial and downtown Gallup, and to aid in the effort to revitalize downtown as the community’s arts and cultural hub.

This year’s Best in Show Night will also include the first-ever Ceremonial People’s Choice Award. Event attendees are invited to vote for their favorite piece amongst this year’s ribbon-winners. The People’s Choice Award will be announced during the Ceremonial Exhibit Hall Opening/Wine Tasting.

Additionally, this year’s event will include live music, an artist demonstration, a chance to meet some of Gallup’s world class artists, and a cash bar.

“Best in Show Night is an important event because it heralds Gallup’s many uniquely gifted artists and brings together our exceptional arts community. Everyone should take advantage of the chance to appreciate the crème de la crème from Ceremonial’s impressive Exhibit Hall and to meet artists who are true masters of their crafts,” gallupARTS Executive Director Rose Eason says.

Last year, Best in Show Night was nominated for a “Best New Event” Top HAT (Hospitality and Tourism) by the New Mexico Hospitality Association.

For more information on Best in Show Night visit www.galluparts.org/best-in-show-night/

For more information on the 98th Gallup Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial visit https://gallupceremonial.com/

For more information about gallupARTS and ART123 Gallery, visit www.galluparts.org. ART123 Gallery is on Facebook @ART123Gallery. gallupARTS is on Facebook and Instagram @gallupARTS.

For more information on the Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District, visit https://gallupmainstreet.org/