Heard Museum Guild celebrates 62nd Annual Indian Fair & Market

(Photo: Dalton Walker, Indian Country Today)

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Festivities include 600 Native artists, performances, kids activities, food and more

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Heard Museum

WHAT: 

On Saturday, March 7, and Sunday, March 8, The Heard Museum Guild will welcome more than 600 Native artists chosen through a juried selection process for the 62 Annual Indian Fair & Market. A nationally recognized event, and the largest art market in Arizona, the fair is a gathering place for art lovers and the community to celebrate and learn about Native art and culture, enjoy food, performances, activities for the kids and more.

The artists, both emerging and critically acclaimed, represent over 100 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and Canadian First Nations. They will show and sell pieces including baskets, beadwork, quillwork, jewelry, lapidary, paintings, drawings, photography, graphics, personal attire, pottery, pueblo carvings, sculpture, weaving and textiles as well as other artistic media.

Live performances throughout the weekend will include Native flutist and world-champion hoop dancer, Tony Duncan (Apache/Arikara/Hidatsa) and family; the Thunder Boy Dance Troop/Hopi Butterfly Dancers led by Ryon Polequaptewa (Hopi); and the group The Women Dance, Beautifully led by Doreen Duncan (Mandan/Hidatsa/Arikara). Grammy-winning Canyon Records is sponsoring the Courtyard Stage from its renowned list of performers, including Aaron White (Navajo-Ute), Native American flute; Xavier Quijas Yxayotl (Huichol) performing on Mayan and Aztec-style flutes; Jonah Littlesunday (Navajo) Native American flute; Jay Begaye (Navajo), traditional singer; Kenneth Shirley (Diné) of Indigenous Enterprise performing Pow Wow style dances and Tony Duncan on Native American flute.

Prices vary for admission, but fees include day-of museum admission. Learn more about the 62 Annual Indian Fair and Market here.

WHEN: 

Saturday, March 7, 2019

9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 8, 2019

9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

The Heard Museum Guild also will host the annual Best of Show reception on Friday, March 6, to announce prizes totaling $74,050 and honor winning artists in the juried art competition. The evening includes a fashion show featuring designs by fair artists, including Loren Aragon (Acoma Pueblo), Beverly Bear King Moran (Standing Rock Sioux), Della BigHair-Stump (Crow Nation) and many more.

WHERE: 

Heard Museum

2301 N. Central Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85004

WHY: 

The Heard Museum Guild supports the mission and goals of the Heard Museum through volunteerism in education, supporting American Indian artists and their communities, enhancing the visitor experience, public outreach, and fund-raising. The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is a long-standing, nationally recognized event and the largest art market in Arizona. Held the first weekend of March, the Fair attracts over 15,000 guests and has become a gathering place for art lovers and the community to celebrate and learn about Native arts and cultures. This event is also generously supported by Arizona Taste Catering, Canyon Records, Sanderson Ford, and Native American Magazine.

About the Heard

Since 1929, the Heard Museum, a private non-profit organization, has enchanted visitors from around the world with the art, culture and history of indigenous peoples of the Americas. With more than 40,000 fine artworks and cultural artifacts in its permanent collection, 12 long-term and changing exhibition galleries, an education center, an award-winning Shop, the Books & More boutique bookstore, Coffee Cantina and Courtyard Café, the Heard Museum is a place of learning, discovery and unforgettable experiences.

Exhibition, event and program funding are supported, in part, by the generosity of Heard Museum members and donors, the Arizona Commission on the Arts, City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Humanities. In association with the Smithsonian, the Heard Museum is part of a select group of museums, cultural, educational and arts organizations that share the Smithsonian’s resources with the nation.

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