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44th Annual Indian Art Market
December 12, 2021 @ 2:00 am - 9:00 am
One event on December 12, 2021 at 2:00 am
The Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum presents the 44th Annual Indian Art Market at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archeological Park. The Pueblo Grande Indian Market will take place on Saturday, December 11 & Sunday, December 12, 2021, from 9am – 4pm. Cost: $5 (entrance to museum included) and the market is free to Indigenous peoples, military personnel (active and retired), Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum members, children twelve and below, front-line workers and first responders. We want to thank Casino Arizona, Arizona Humanities, Cook Native American Ministries Foundation for their generous sponsorships. Casino Arizona’s sponsorship of all front-line workers and first responders’ admission fees in appreciation for their service and especially their service through the pandemic is especially timely.
The Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum will take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety of festival participants, volunteers, and attendees, complying with local, state, and federal guidelines to slow the spread of Covid-19. The safety of our communities and attendees is foremost in all the planning and production of this event.
We look forward to showcasing some of Arizona’s and the region’s finest Native American artists at this curated event. In addition to over 100 artisan booths the market will feature traditional Native American performances, ancestral demonstrations, and Native foods. The entire museum and park are open to the public during this event with price of admission. The event is family friendly featuring the Ki:Him (O’odham word for village) where visitors can engage in many hands-on activities. Some of these activities are especially suited to children of all ages. These include learning how to use an authentic bow and arrow; an atlatl to throw spears; creating a clay pot; making a beaded bracelet; incising a petroglyph, making paper masks; painting miniature gourds; learning how to hoop dance and so much more. Visitors will also be able to watch piki bread being made and taste it when it’s finished. They will also be able to taste cooked tepary beans and juices made from native fruits.
In addition to Native American art vendors, the Indian Market will feature a main stage with exemplary entertainers including five-time world hoop dancing champion Tony Duncan, guitarist Gabriel Ayala, the Kehewin Native Theater (from Canada), Aztec dancers Danza Azteca de Mexico Balan Mictlan and Tribal Royalty. The Ira H. Hayes American Legion Post 84 will post and retire colors on each day of the festival.