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Gallup Native Arts Market website launch, event announcement

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The First Annual Gallup Native Arts Market, will be held August 10-12, next to

Courthouse Plaza in downtown Gallup. While other events feature Native Art, this will be the first Native-managed art market to engage high-end artists to showcase the amazing work that comes from the Gallup area.

The showcase artists will be juried into the show by a commission of established Native artists to control quality and represent the different art mediums such as jewelry, weaving, pottery, sculpting, etc.

The Commission will receive logistical support from Gallup MainStreet Arts & Cultural District and gallupARTS, to coordinate the logistics, permitting and funding for this project with fiscal sponsorship from the City of Gallup.

The Business Improvement District is also a sponsor of the event’s security. Marketing will be completed by the City Tourism & Marketing Manager, targeted toward high-end collectors and buyers from around the world.

Showcase and Commission artists will also be provided invitations to request their known collectors attend. Ten artists have donated the conchos and buckle for the Na’nizhoozhí Concho Belt, a special raffle item.

Visit: www.gallupsnativeartsmarket.org for information about the market, the belt, and incredible photography of the Na’nizhoozhí Concho Belt or for artist information and the sponsorship packet.

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