What’s happening in Historic Downtown Gallup?


Octavia Fellin Public Library

The library offers year-round events, workshops, film screenings, and more! Our downtown district is home to the main branch, and the children’s library. 



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Gallup Downtown Night Out
Last Saturday Monthly: 6PM – 11PM

Celebrate community & support our downtown by supporting our local businesses and take of advantage of one-night-only specials!

Come downtown the last Saturday of every month to enjoy art, food, dancing & music. Parking is always free. Visit the website to check out what is happening this month!

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Monthly ArtsCrawl
Second Saturday Monthly: 7PM to 9PM

This family-friendly event takes place on the second Saturday of the month March – December, from 7-9PM on Coal Avenue in Downtown Gallup. The street is closed to traffic from 1st to 3rd and we fill it with live music, interactive experiences,live music, arts, crafts and food vendors. Art galleries and businesses also get in on the fun with show openings, artist receptions and specials. ArtsCrawl is produced Rhonda Quintana and sponsored by the Gallup Business Improvement District.

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2nd Look on 2nd Street
Monthly on 4th Tuesdays: 6PM to 8PM

2nd Look on 2nd Street is a free public program highlighting downtown Gallup’s “Gallery Row”. Schedule:

6 – 8pm: Artist Demonstration at Camille’s Sidewalk Café

6:30pm: 15-minute Artist Talk @ opo Gallery

7:00pm: 15-minute Artist Talk @ ART123 Gallery

7:30pm: 15-minute Artist Talk @  LOOM Gallery

*Except for February, November and December, in which the event will be on the 3rd Tuesday.

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Wine and Painting
One Thursday/month (see dates below): 6PM to 9PM

Try something new, be creative, learn how to mix colors and take home an original artwork made by YOU! Oh, and enjoy two complimentary glasses of vino and light snacks on us! Sign up with a friend, or make it a date night at ART123 Gallery. 2019 dates: August 22nd, September 26, October 24, November 21, and December 12.

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Nightly Native American Dances
Nightly from 7PM to 8PM, Memorial Day through Labor Day

Summer Nightly Native American Dances take place every evening from Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 7PM to 8PM in the McKinley Courthouse Square Plaza. Experience authentic traditional dances from a variety of area tribes, with traditional drum, rattle and flute instruments, along with explanations regarding the cultural traditions that surround these dances. It is a great opportunity to experience Native American culture, music, and dance, while visiting vendor booths filled with authentic Native American arts and crafts in Historic Downtown Gallup.

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Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial
Annually in August

Every August Gallup plays host to Native Americans from across the United States in a massive Inter-tribal ceremonial. The Indoor and Outdoor Marketplace and the Ceremonial Showroom present the country’s most complete and varied displays of genuine Indian fine arts, including Navajo rugs, katsinas, jewelry, pottery and basketry. There are socials, rodeos and parades. Inter-Tribal events run from Wednesday through Sunday. Events Friday, Saturday and Sunday run primarily 9am – 10pm but check the schedule before going out to Red Rock Park.

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Red Rock Balloon Rally
Annually in Early December

More than 200 balloons from across the country take to the sky above Gallup each December. Frequently described as a balloonist’s paradise, a highly prized invitation to this event—the second largest balloon event in the world—offers pilots the opportunity to compete for fine Native American Arts and crafts. You’ll want to have your camera ready as these rainbow colored giants come to life.

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