49th Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show

The annual show is the largest and longest running Native American art show of its kind in the country, and one of only a few held on an Indigenous reservation hundreds of miles from any urban area.

Since 1969, the Red Cloud Indian Art Show has attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors to The Heritage Center and the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to view impressive works of art from seasoned Native American professionals and young Lakota artists just beginning their artistic careers. The annual show runs for ten weeks this summer.

Each year the exhibition showcases more than 150 submissions in categories from painting and photography to beadwork and quillwork.

The show is free and open to the public seven days a week, with free daily tours offered of not just The Heritage Center, but also Red Cloud Indian School’s historic grounds.

We will celebrate the 49th Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show
JUNE 4 - AUGUST 13, 2017

  • Any enrolled tribal member of the Native Peoples of North America including Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and First Nations of Canada. Proof of enrollment (photocopy of Tribal ID, letter from tribe, etc.) must be included with entry form. Must be 18 years or older as of the first day of the Art Show.
  • If you intend to enter artwork in this show please let us know by card or letter before May 5, 2017, how manyworks you intend to enter and in what division(s).
  • Artwork must be at Red Cloud Indian School by 5:00 PM Mountain Time Friday, May 12, 2017.
  • NO works will be accepted after this time.


Past Art Show Winners

20162015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010


48th Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show Exhibit to Feature Over 200 New Works by North American Native Artists


Artist Interview with Bryan Douglas Parker, Winner of the 2015 Br. CM Simon, S.J. Award for his painting Tatanka's Dream

For Questions contact Ashley Pourier, Curator, at (605) 867-8257.