Blackfoot Summer Art Show
20 years Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village in Browning, Montana, Blackfeet Reservation founded by Blackfeet tribal member Darrell Norman (Ee-Nees-Too-Wah-See) in 1993. Lodgepole Gallery and Tipi Village has grown from two tipis, which were for exhibition, to eleven tipis. The business has become an international destination featured by many major travel magazines and newspapers in America, Europe and Asia, for example Sunset Magazine, Travel and Leisure, National Geographic, Geo and America Journal. To celebrate this event, we will be having a special opening and reception on
Sunday, June 9th from 3 PM to 6 PM.
There will be many new works by our artists and ourselves.
Come and join us for this special event!
Gallery Opening Hours:
June to September
10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Lodgepole Gallery is one of the major Native American art galleries in Montana featuring primarily Blackfeet artists, but also other Northern Plains’ artists as well as works by Angelika Harden-Norman. Angelika is the co-owner of Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village. Originally from Hamburg, Germany, she married Darrell Norman in 1999. With her computer & marketing skills and Darrell’s knowledge about Blackfeet culture, history and art as well as in professional sales, the business expanded because of technology and internet. “Soon the world was at our doorstep”, says Darrell.
Improvements have been made over the years, and now we own a five star tipi-camp. Success has not come from our work alone, but also from people and organization who have supported our efforts over the past twenty years. George and Molly Kicking Woman and other elders have conveyed knowledge to Darrell. Darrell’s daughter Tina Norman helped in the beginning years. Individuals like Don Brandon, Bob Doerk and Hope Stevens also supported us. Organizations we would like to acknowledge for their financial and professional support are the Four Times Foundation, the First Peoples Fund and the Small Business Development Center. We are pleased to have represented almost all of the well-known Blackfeet artists as well as some artists of other Plains Indian tribes. We thank everybody for their support.