RedCan Special Guests
DJ Micah

DJ Micah Prairie Chicken has performed at RedCan every year since its 2015 inception. This talented Oglala Lakota hip-hop enthusiast and turntablist will be appearing daily in the Waniyetu Wowapi (Winter Count) Art Park, keeping the energy high while artists are painting—and while youth are exploring their creativity at the park’s open walls.

Rolling Rez Arts


Rolling Rez Arts has been regular RedCan participant since the early days. At home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, this state-of-the-art mobile arts space delivers art, business, retail, and banking services that were previously inaccessible to many of the artists and culture bearers who live and work there. At RedCan, this art space on wheels usually parks in the Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park; due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, however, Rolling Rez Arts will participate virtually during RedCan 2021. It will bring its vibrant, creative energy to the four-day event via Zoom, allowing young people to participate in a variety of art classes and workshops at the CRYP campus

Sampson Bros

 

 

Wakinyan Maza Drum Group

 

EXPLORE REDCAN GRAFFITI JAM

RedCan Artists

Meet the artists participating in the current year’s graffiti jam.

RedCan Documentaries

Watch the RedCan documentaries.

RedCan Galleries

View all the RedCan galleries, from the beginning.

RedCan Special Guests

Meet the special guests participating in the current year’s graffiti jam.

EXPLORE WANIYETU WOWAPI LAKOTA YOUTH ARTS & CULTURE INSTITUTE

Classes and Workshops

The Waniyetu Wowapi Lakota Youth Arts and Culture Institute currently offers programming in fine art, graffiti and street art, and traditional Lakota arts. Our long-term vision includes music and movement, commercial arts, full internships/peer mentor program. Learn more about the Classes and Workshops offered.

Lakota Arts Fellowship

The Waniyetu Wowapi Lakota Youth Arts and Culture Institute has launched a 9-month fellowship program. This opportunity is for teens who have indicated they are considering pursuing a career in the arts. Learn more about the Lakota Arts Fellowship.

Instructors

The Waniyetu Wowapi Lakota Youth Arts and Culture Institute instructors include both national and local/traditional artists. Learn more about the instructors.

Waniyetu Wowapi Art Park

The Cheyenne River community chose the name for CRYP’s free, public art park, christening it “Waniyetu Wowapi.” Translated from Lakota, it means “Winter Count”—a year period, from snow to snow, written on something flat. The winter count is how the Lakota Nation traditionally recorded its history, so it was a fitting name for our 5-acre park. Learn more about the Art Park.

RedCan Graffiti Jam

Graffiti jams were designed to introduce graffiti as an art form, bringing together people who exemplify the contemporary graffiti art movement and how it has evolved since its inception a half century ago. In the case of RedCan, not only are artists showcasing a global movement, its relevance and how to be part of it, they’re connecting the graffiti world with the indigenous one, allowing Lakota artists to infuse graffiti with their own culture, identities and stories. Learn more about the RedCan Graffiti Jam.