Ordinary People, Extraordinary Art !


the smallest gallery you'll ever get lost in ...

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.  You'll agree with the 10,000 customers who preceded you --  the gallery and its art are fabulous!
The exceptional variety and originality of our art distinguishes Prairie Star Gallery from others. Nearly all art is from the U.S.; a small 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 of Ft. Berthold, and many others.  We also represent Navajo, Santo Domingo, and Potawatomie.
No matter the artists' tribe or band, you'll find our art is incomparable.  We've been told by people who have visited galleries all over the U.S. that ours is the finest gallery of Indigenous art, supported by the most-knowledgeable and helpful staff.
Preserve the Past -  "The past is never dead.  It's not even past."  - Faulkner
Stop in, and put the world on pause.  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.  Hard to believe?  Not for our artists. 
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 that art such as ours is rare and becoming even more so, you owe it to yourself to visit us and appreciate truly remarkable art.
Promote Timeless Art -   We work hard to purchase and promote only the highest-quality Indigenous art from 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 14 years of continuous support of their artistic creations.
You who support the gallery have come from all 50 states and over 50 countries.   Our success depends on our artists' talent and originality, and your trust and confidence.  A major factor in your loyalty may be the consistent quality of our unique and authentic art.  Another may be the information we provide about the artists, their art, and the cultures they are a part of.  Whatever the reasons, we truly have enjoyed serving your artistic interests since 1997.

High Plains Art 2013 - "... Where Dreams Are"

"Galleries Supporting Artists" - Article pg. 20 & Adv. pg. 35

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

Argus Leader Video: History Tree displays Native American Ornaments

Video at Argus Leader.com

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.

Discover    Downtown


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


Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat


Closed Sundays and Tuesdays


First Friday November 7

Flute players

Look for Our Distinctive Logo Sign


Chris Powell's Eagle Looks To the Gallery

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