Artist Sue Weaver and her husband Dale opened Lantern Dancer in 1992, in partnership with Jerry and Rosemary Zepnick. The store name came from a camping incident involving an old kerosene lantern that caught fire. Dale grabbed the lantern and ran from the tent to put out the fire. He was naked as he danced around stomping out the flames, earning him the nickname Lantern Dancer.
Doris Green has owned Lantern Dancer since July 2005. She purchased the shop and has focused on providing quality merchandise, including one-of-a-kind Native American and contemporary Southwestern jewelry, along with local fine arts and crafts.Leanne Goebel, whose known Doris Green since 2002, joined the staff in 2014 and now manages all aspects of the business. Goebel served on the Board of the Indian Arts and Crafts Association.
At Lantern Dancer we know that jewelry is a gift from the heart. But we also believe that handmade Native American jewelry is a gift from the soul and provides many blessings to the wearer.
We buy direct from Native American artisans, who are part of our store family and work closely with our knowledgeable staff.
When you buy from us, you are more than a customer, you are a friend. And you can be assured that you are working with a company that has a long track record of honesty, integrity and people who love what they do!
Every piece of jewelry we sell comes with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and all items are authentic Native American pieces, hand selected by us on our frequent buying trips. A certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist is included with most purchases.
• Doris Green, Owner
• Leanne Goebel, Manager
• Annee Kuehler,
• Lurenda Taylor, Associate
• Sable Baxstrom, Associate
• 2011 Small Business of the Year
• Summer Guide (Pagosa Springs)
• Winter Guide (Pagosa Springs)
• Cowboys & Indians, April 2016
• Cowboys & Indians, December 2015
• Cowboys & Indians, October 2015
• Cowboys & Indians, July 2013
• Cowboys & Indians, Feb/Mar 2013
• Four Corners Business Journal, 2006