Tenth Native POP Arts Festival Fills the Dahl, Main Street Square This Weekend

-C.J. Keene, News Director


This weekend say Main Street Square filled with artists, as the Native Pop Arts Festival celebrated ten years of highlighting indigenous artists of all mediums.

Lafawn Janis, executive director for Native Pop, opened Friday nights award ceremony acknowledging key donors and partners.

Winning Best in Show was Beverly Moran, whose colorful, layered dress was entered into the “adornment” category.

Moran offered some insight into the working process of the piece.

Moran, who has submitted entries to arts festivals for twenty years and is on the verge of retiring, offered her advice to beginning artists.

Moran cited her heritage and experiences in ceremonies as key influences on her work.