Meaningful Connections Through Art

IPCC's Virtual Culture Guide

When the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center opened in 1976, part of the vision included a Pueblo-owned store to be a trusted source for authentic works of Pueblo art, and a showcase for Native American craftsmanship. Today, the Indian Pueblo Store has spent more than four decades connecting guests in a real and meaningful way to the people and art of the Southwest.

The Indian Pueblo Store at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
The Indian Pueblo Store

Sharing the knowledge behind traditional works and contemporary designs enhances the cultural immersion of a visit to IPCC, and purchasing Native art is one of the ways visitors can take home the IPCC experience to share with friends and family. For those unable to visit in person, we recently launched our new online store, IndianPuebloStore.com.

To go hand in hand with our mission to preserve and perpetuate Pueblo culture, our store has made it a priority to have a buying process that is fair, positive, and beneficial to artists, and we pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to earn a living practicing their craft.

The Indian Pueblo Store has an extremely knowledgeable and welcoming staff, with more than five decades of combined experience in the Native American arts world. They are more than happy to answer questions about artists, their work, historical meaning, and symbolism. Many of our store’s employees are practicing artists themselves, making a lifelong commitment to continuing the traditional arts and crafts of our ancestors.

Elizabeth Medina at the Indian Pueblo store
Artist Elizabeth Medina (Zia, Jemez)

The name recently changed from Shumakolowa Native Arts to the Indian Pueblo Store to better reflect its location in, and affiliation with, our cultural center, and its representation of the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. The store’s name has changed a few times since 1976, but the Indian Pueblo Store will continue to be what it has always been—your trusted, Native-owned source for authentic Native American pottery, handcrafted jewelry, traditional textiles, carefully curated books, specialty prints, Native music, and more.

A dragonfly remains on the logo for the Indian Pueblo Store, as it is an important animal in Pueblo culture. These special creatures are seen as messengers, speaking to the thunder and clouds to bring moisture and blessings to the people. Our store’s staff believe in the spiritual value of art, and its ability to share knowledge and beauty across cultures.

Every purchase through the Indian Pueblo Store benefits the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico, Native artists, and IPCC’s mission. Visit IndianPuebloStore.com to see current operating hours or to shop online 24 hours a day, or call us at 505-724-3506 with any questions. You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram to learn about Native arts and view beautiful new arrivals.


One response to “Meaningful Connections Through Art”

  1. Jody Sims says:

    So beautiful!

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