Sacred Circle Art Gallery now open on Ballard Ave – My Ballard
The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation and the Daybreak Star Cultural Center have opened a new art gallery and gift shop located at 5337 Ballard Avenue NW called the Sacred Circle Art Gallery.
The new art gallery and store takes over the retail space that housed Atlas Travel Wear, which closed in February.
The new location features unique Native American art as well as specialty items by local and international artists from across North America. Sacred Circle is an offshoot of the Daybreak Star Art Gallery at the Daybreak Star Cultural Center in Discovery Park. While the Daybreak Star Art Gallery is an exhibition gallery only, the new Sacred Circle store will include both fine art and retail gifts. The Daybreak Star Art Gallery, located in the Daybreak Star Cultural Center, features 100% art.
“We hope that being in the heart of the historic Ballard district will bring us more foot traffic and attention to the United Indians. We already have many friends and partners in the community who know our brand and our mission and we hope to add many more, ”said Vera Maldonado, senior director of the foundation’s revenue division at Ballard Alliance. This will be Sacred Circles’ second gift shop; they also have a store – the sacred circle kiosk – at the SeaTac airport.
An entire wall of the new store will be dedicated to the original paintings, some of which include framed giclee prints, matted ready-to-frame artwork, unique sculpted rattles, masks and jewelry, Maldonado told the Alliance. All proceeds from the sales will go to the United Indians of all tribes to support their services as well as to the artists from whom the store purchases their items.
Ballard’s Sacred Circle Art Gallery will have a grand opening in June 2021. However, the store is currently open and has a number of freebies available. The store plans to use its space for future live events in the future, including performances by musicians, artists and other Indigenous programs.
The United Indians of All Tribes Foundation was founded in 1970 with a range of cultural services. In 1977, the foundation built its headquarters, the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, in Discovery Park. In addition to an abundance of Indigenous art, the Sacred Circle Gallery features works by contemporary artists.
The Sacred Circle Gallery holds a permanent collection of original Native American art, thanks to the City of Seattle’s 1% Art program. As stated on their website, “Native American artists were selected in a national competition to create a group of works representative of contemporary Indian and Alaskan art. “
In addition to this collection, Sacred Circle is open to orders and donations from the local Indigenous community. Some of the pieces they are currently looking for include carvings, personalized clothing, pottery, weavings, textiles, and many more.