Located within the Nob Hill Shopping Center, one of America's best remaining examples of a 1940s-style automobile-oriented shopping complex, the Pueblo Loft has been operating for more than two decades. Owner Kitty Trask founded the retail outlet in 1987 to offer a variety of gift items, art works, and curios, all handcrafted by Native Americans.
Collected for sale here are works by Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi craftspeople. There is Native American Indian jewelry, kachina dolls, fetishes, carvings, paintings, woven goods, and novelty items. The slogan under which Pueblo Loft does its business is "Every purchase is an American Indian work of art.''
Most of the pieces have been obtained directly from local artists that Ms. Trask has known for years. More than just an owner of a shop, she serves as the "curator'' of the pieces on display, providing a special link between their creators and buyers. According to satisfied customers, the owner is both knowledgeable and helpful. They also say the selection and prices she offers at Pueblo Loft are much better than those found in Old Town or Santa Fe.
Pueblo Loft is located on the top floor of the art gallery at Suite 9A, 3500 Central Avenue SE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87106. It is open from noon to 6pm on Mondays, from 10am to 6pm on Tuesday through Saturday, and closed on Sundays. Paid parking is available on site.