Red Earth, Inc., which operates the Red Earth Art Center is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization located at 6 Santa Fe Plaza in downtown Oklahoma City. Red Earth is near the intersection of North Broadway Avenue and Park Avenue - immediately south of the historic Skirvin Hilton Hotel. (Directions)
Red Earth originally opened in 1978 as The Center of the American Indian at the Kirkpatrick Center Museum Complex which is known today as Science Museum Oklahoma. The notable American Indian art center is home to a respected permanent collection of more than 1,400 items of traditional and contemporary fine art, pottery, basketry, textiles and beadwork. Collection pieces are rotated for viewing throughout the year .
A major component of the downtown attraction is a sales gallery featuring original Native American artwork including items such as paintings, jewelry, pottery, and beadwork along with other Native American related items.
“One of the goals of our organization has always been to provide an outlet for talented Native American artisans to sell their works to the public,” said Janet Dyke, Red Earth board president. "We are able to fulfill this goal at our downtown Oklahoma City location."
Red Earth is funded in part through the generosity of the Oklahoma Arts Council, Oklahoma Tourism & Recreation Department, Oklahoma City Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Chickasaw Nation of Oklahoma.