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The Indian Market

Indian Fair & Market


52nd Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

“Where Art Meets Entertainment”
[Excerpt from the Heard Museum web site. Read more...]

One of Arizona’s most significant cultural events, the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, the state's largest, continues to combine innovative new artists and activities with the timeless traditions of the Southwest. The Fair is a world-acclaimed festival that draws nearly 20,000 visitors and more than 700 of the nation’s most outstanding and successful American Indian artists. Among the guests are thousands of collectors from across the country who arrive early to be the first to purchase one-of-a-kind artwork like jewelry, pottery, baskets, katsina dolls, textiles, fine art and more.

Of the 2011 Indian Market, Dr. Bronwynne Evans writes:

The market was bigger and better than ever this year! Rachel, Patti, and I were there from 10 AM until about 2:30 or 3 PM and handed out all 48 of the self-addressed envelopes and nomination forms that you prepared, as well as some of the brochures with forms, and collected some names and addresses

Rachel and Patti saw many, many people they knew (or were related to!) and we had many opportunities to talk about AILTA.

Thanks for the wonderful idea and getting us all together for the market – it was great!

Previous AILTA Recipients

Royce Manuel
Craft: Calendar Stick Carrier, Men’s Agave Basket Making, Storyteller
Tribe: Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
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