The gallery is housed on the 1st floor of the historic F.G. Hill building on Kihekah Avenue in Pawhuska. This beautiful two-story brick building was built in 1912 and is included on the National Historic Registry. The building also houses the Rainsong Loft on the 2nd floor. The loft is a two-bedroom short term rental space showcasing a mix of historic elements combined with modern comforts.
The 1st floor gallery space and outer façade were converted to a movie set in 2021 for the filming of Martin Scorcese’s “Killers of the Flower Moon”. During this time, the space was transformed into the William Hale Ballet School. The gallery space also housed the movie’s art department during a portion of the filming. After the movie was finished, Big Rain Gallery held its grand re-opening on March 4, 2022 to rave reviews.
The Big Rain Gallery’s mission is to promote Native artists and artisans. Works include original paintings, giclee, prints, mixed media, jewelry, silver, clothing, and accessories. Side by side with its established Native artists, Big Rain Gallery is proud to highlight young Native artists as part of its mission. The goal is to provide opportunities for young artists to receive exposure for their work while gaining essential knowledge and experience to better position them for future careers in art and design.
The gallery is open during regular business hours for visitors and sales. The space also hosts private events. Past events have included traditional Osage luncheon, Osage ladies tea, wine tastings, tribal election meet-and-greets, baby and bridal showers, and The Gallery Experience featuring art pieces created by youth as a school fundraising effort.