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Turn Back Time -  Simple on the outside, spectacular on the inside!  Prairie Star Gallery is filled with centuries-old art forms displayed in a beautiful century-old building.  It's located in the heart of downtown Sioux Falls, on Phillips Ave. It's a gorgeous place, with one-of-a-kind original art displayed in a relaxing ambiance. 
 
The exceptional variety and originality of our art distinguishes our gallery from others. Nearly all art is from the U.S.; a tiny percentage is created by Canadian Iroquois.  It is Indigenous handmade, authentic, and high quality.  The  artists we represent are predominately from Northern Plains tribes, such as Lakota, Dakota, Ojibwa (Chippewa, Anishinaabe), Blackfeet, Assiniboine, Three Affiliated Tribes, and  many others.  We also represent Navajo, Santo Domingo, and Potawatomie.
 
Preserve the Past -  "The past is never dead.  It's not even past."  - Faulkner
Stop in, and experience a time inconceivable by today's standards: 125 years ago the telephone had just been invented; automobiles still were on the horizon; and, television and cell phones weren't even science fiction.  The art precedes this time.
 
Our art originates from a time long before the railroad and telegraph, when everything was handcrafted and everyone was an artisan to some extent.  If you are someone who realizes those days are gone and art such as ours is rare and becoming even more so, you should visit us and see truly remarkable art.
 
Promoting Timeless Art -   We work hard to purchase and promote only the highest-quality Indigenous art from Native American artists we know.  Ultimately only you can enable our artists to continue the traditions of their ancestors, through purchase of their art.  We and they truly appreciate your patronage and 18 years of continuous support of their artistic creations.
 
This is where thousands of you have come to purchase Indigenous handmade art in a beautiful gallery, with the assistance of knowledgeable staff.  You have come for nearly two decades from all 50 states and over 80 countries.   Thank you.

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Legacy of Native art gallery may be lost

Exceptionally well-written article by Stu Whitney, Argus Leader

http://www.argusleader.com/story/blogs/2015/04/11/prairie-star-gallery-art-native-american-stu-whitney/25636269/

Photo by Joe Ahlquist:  Shopping Prairie Star Art


Gallery Featured in

Sioux Falls Woman Magazine (pg. 120)


 

 

Look for our adv. in the 2015 Sioux Falls Visitors Guide

(original painting by Don Montileaux)


Good Earth State Park at Blood Run, near Sioux Falls


Historical Home of Oneota Indigenous Culture

Eye on KELOLAND Video, June 7, 2012

Blood Run Discussed at Gallery First Friday, June 1, 2012


Native American Gallery May Close

Argus Leader Video, June 6, 2013


Handmade Star Quilts in a Rainbow of Colors


Local Supporters Discuss How to Raise Funds for Blood Run State Park


Chris Powell's 'Eagle' is Just One of Fifty-Five Sculptures on Display Downtown


Wall-to-Wall Unique Indigenous Handmade Art You'll Long Treasure


3/50 Project

Prairie Star Gallery is a member of the 3/50 Project , a grass-roots effort with a mission to save the brick-and-mortar stores our nation's consumers depend on. The concept is to encourage as many folks as possible to invest $50 a month in any combination of 1, 2, or 3 store-front stores in their hometown or in the town they happen to be visiting. (http://www.the350project.net/home.html)

Why is this important? Because unlike some large businesses, most local stores don't receive subsidies from any governmental body - be it local, state, or federal. It's only through your purchase of our goods that we recycle those $$ to pay our staff modest salaries, pay the landlord, the web host, the utility companies, the airport case, the ... well, you understand. We run our store the same way proprietors ran the general stores, barber shops, and millinery stores here in Sioux Falls and across this great nation 100 years ago. Without customers like yourself, they and we cannot survive.

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Gallery Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

 

 Open Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat

Closed Sundays and Tuesdays

Closed some holidays - call

 

Closed May 23 - 26


Look for Our Distinctive Logo Sign

 


'Spaulding' Watches the Action

Inside Prairie Star

(Sculpture Walk 2015 - No. 9 on Map)

 


Bruce Contway's 'Buffalo Robe' is Iconic


Continuous Beauty Front to Back


Lakota Sculpture - Spirit Dance

Bruce Contway's 'Spirits Dance' Bronze


Woman's Dance Outfit with Breastplate & Fans


The Full 'Buffalo Robe' Sculpture in Bronze


We're Located at Teardrop "A" Above. Take:

10th St. from the east

12th St. from the west, or

Minnesota Ave. from the north or south