The Cheyenne River Youth Project® is seeking community vendors to sell original artwork, handmade crafts, and local farm and garden produce at the inaugural RedCan Graffiti Jam. This groundbreaking event, a first for Indian country, is scheduled for July 8-9 at CRYP’s Waniyetu Wowapi (“Winter Count”) Art Park and July 11 at Rapid City’s Art Alley.
Visiting artists include East Foster from Denver, Kazilla from Miami, Meme from southern California, Tyler “Siamese” Read from Rapid City, and Peyton Scott Russell, Biafra Inc. and Wundr from Minnesota’s Twin Cities. Also on hand will be a variety of native and non-native artists, hip-hop groups, native drum groups and native dancers.
“We’re inviting our local vendors and artisans to participate because, at its heart, RedCan is about our Cheyenne River community,” said Julie Garreau, CRYP’s executive director. “It’s about telling our stories and sharing our life experiences, celebrating relationships and forging new connections, introducing honored guests to our rich Lakota heritage and culture, and celebrating the role our people have to play in the longest-running art movement in the history of man.”
CRYP has six canopy tents and 6-foot tables available for participating vendors, who may take part in RedCan free of charge. All proceeds benefit the individual vendors.
Please contact the CRYP office at (605) 964-8200 to reserve vendor space for RedCan. Please note: While the youth project welcomes fresh produce and canned goods from local farms and gardens, it does not require food/meal vendors at this time.
The Cheyenne River Youth Project, founded in 1988, is a grassroots, not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing the youth of the Cheyenne River reservation with access to a vibrant and secure future through a wide variety of culturally sensitive and enduring programs, projects and facilities that ensure strong, self-sufficient families and communities.