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Walt Pourier

Walt Pourier, Creative Director of Nakota Designs, and Executive Director of the Strong Hold Society is Oglala Lakota, from the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Walt’s focus – through his art and design and through the many creative movements he supports – is to share messages of hope, inspiration, and healthy way of life outlooks. His outreach efforts have included youth movements, language revitalization campaigns, suicide prevention, ending domestic violence, food distribution, etc, which have reached many communities.

Watch video from Walt's collaboration with Denver Art Museum Native Arts Artists-in-Residence Melanie Yazzie and Gregg Deal

Living in spirit: Walt Pourier - X Games

Oglala Lakota artist and skateboarder Walt Pourier, a recent artist in residence at the Denver Art Museum, fuses these two passions to inspire his community.

Events with Walt

Levi Platero Concert

Creative Nations Indigenous Arts Market will be hosting live performance by Navajo Blues Guitarist, singer, and songwriter, Levi Platero. “Steeped in musical lessons as far back as teaching himself guitar at nine years old from a launchpad of the three Kings and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Platero’s leads and songwriting reflect a lifetime absorbing music. On

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Recorded March 3, 2021 via Zoom Webinar – Join Dairy Arts Center’s Executive Director Melissa Fathman for the first in a series of Zoom conversations with Walt Pourier. Founder of Nakota Designs and the Stronghold Society, Walt is Oglala Lakota, an American skateboarder, artist, designer, skateboarding activist, and a thought-provoking speaker. He is an artist who paints and designs on skateboards, canvas, and other materials, and was Artist in Residence at the Denver Art Museum in 2017. These are not-to-miss conversations that will cover anything from creative movements, indigenous prophecies coming to life, to skateboarding and rock stars! 

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MARCH 2020

As of today, 3/12/2020, The Dairy Arts Center remains open and operational. Should scheduling changes occur, ticket holders will be directly notified by The Dairy Arts Center.

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