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Contact: Maureen McGee-Ballinger, 605-574-3115
RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA:The Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and Indian Arts and Crafts Board’s (IACB) Sioux Indian Museum are pleased to announce a collaboration to establish a program for visiting American Indian artists and artisans. This program will allow artists and artisans who are enrolled members of federally recognized Tribes to demonstrate their skills at both Mount Rushmore National Memorial and the IACB’s Sioux Indian Museum, located in The Journey Museum facility, Rapid City, South Dakota. The goal of this program is to raise the visibility of and appreciation for the art and craftwork of American Indian Tribes to large audiences at Mount Rushmore and the Sioux Indian Museum. It will also offer the opportunity for artists to reach a wide variety of potential consumers from across the nation and from other countries.
Participation in the program involves a two day commitment. During day one, artists will work at Mount Rushmore demonstrating art and craftwork for visitors. During day two of the program, artists will continue to demonstrate the creation of art and craftwork at the Sioux Indian Museum in Rapid City. While at the Sioux Indian Museum, artists will have the opportunity to sell their work through The Journey Museum Store.
For further information on how to become a participant in the program please contact:
Chief of Interpretation and Education
Mount Rushmore National Memorial
National Park Service
Indian Arts and Crafts Board