Little Eagle Arts Foundation (LEAF)

Native Art Marketplace, produced by Little Eagle Arts Foundation, will showcase authentic Native art created by LEAF roster artists. Engage with the culture, watch demonstrations, and view art that tells the stories of our connections to the land. LEAF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting American Indian art by cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit of American Indian/First Nations artists to achieve success and promote a cycle of economic security.

Featuring Christopher Sweet (Ho-Chunk/White Earth Ojibway), paintings & drawings; Leah Winneshiek (Ho-Chunk), beaded jewelry; Kimberly Crowley (Ho-Chunk), Black ash basketry; Toni Thayer (Ho-Chunk), metal jewelry; and Lightning New Rider (Ho-Chunk/Oneida), fiber arts & indigenous plant forager.”

Earth Sky Water, a ceramic mural created in 2020 by LEAF in collaboration with Rural Urban FLOW. Led by artists Melanie Tallmadge Sainz (Ho-Chunk), FLOW artists Muneer Bahauddeen and Martina Patterson, with clay tiles created by four Ho-Chunk families from Sauk County families. Commissioned for permanent display on the Great Sauk State Trail.