Holiday hours 2023
Closed Saturday, May 27th
closed monday, may 29th
closed tuesday, july 4th
Sharp’s Pawn Shop opened its second location in Ponca City, Oklahoma in 1989 by then owners Dewight and Mary Pruett. In 1992, the second owners, Leon and Judy Smith purchased the business. Being surrounded by five tribes, Ponca, Tonkawa, Kaw, Osage and Otoe-Missouria, it wasn’t long before locals began to ask then employee, now current owner, Mary Robinson to carry craft supplies.
What started off with a few hanks of 10/0 seed beads and basic colors of shawl fringe quickly flourished into the Sharp’s we know today. Expanding to carry everything one may need to make regalia of both Northern and Southern styles, all while employing local artist by keeping quality ready-made Southern style regalia in store.
We moved to our current location at 118 South 2nd Street in historic downtown Ponca City in 2003.
Our two story red brick building we now call home was once Ponca's first Ford dealership.
Sharp's carries a vast selection of hand made creations, here you will find the likes of Prados Beauty, 49Dzine, NDN Regalia, Barking Waters Clothing Company, Red Tail Wood Shop, Keen by Rie, Cora's Osage Goods, Big Smoke Maker Designs, Bison Star Naturals, Redland Creative, Rabbit Studios, Ribbon Roots, Elmer Thompson Apparel, The NTVS, Sheldon Boone Designs, Sky Eagle Collection, and a excellent selection of hand crafted German silver, sterling silver and turquoise pieces made by some of the finest silversmith's. At Sharp’s, we strive every day to carry quality, handmade regalia and beadwork, most of which is made locally, with the exception of those who stop in to trade on the trail. Providing artist information and supporting the artist is very important to us, if the artist name is not displayed with their work, it is because they have requested it not be displayed publicly. We enjoy making new friends, trading and sharing Oklahoma’s rich culture, and have thoroughly enjoyed providing goods to help keep culture and artistry alive.
If you are ever traveling Interstate 35 in Oklahoma, take a break, turn off on the “214 Tonkawa and Ponca City exit” for a short 15-minute drive to our shop.
Sharp's is fortunate to give back by contributing to nonprofits that support Native people and the local community. These organizations include but are not limited to, Ponca Tribe of Oklahoma, Child Support Services, New Emergency Resource Center, The Standing Bear Foundation, N.A.S.A., Miss Indian Oklahoma, Survivor Resource Network, Ponca City Arts Association, along with various local dances, Princess sponsorships, powwow specials, raffles, and those in need.
Now accepting custom embroidery orders