Arizona’s largest Indian market combines innovation with tradition

Celebrate the tradition of pottery making as well as the work of top American Indian artists of many media, including jewelry, pottery, weaving, painting, carving and sculpture at the 58th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market March 5-6.

Heard Museum

Artists from across the country will assemble at the Heard and many will demonstrate their talent and display the materials from which their artworks are made.

Visitors get firsthand access to artists and can view and purchase handmade, authentic work by the best jewelers, sculptors, painters, potters, weavers, bead workers, katsina doll carvers and basket makers.

Fair weekend also includes music by recording artists, cultural dance performances and art demonstrations. The Heard Museum Indian Fair & Market is one of the museum’s largest annual fundraisers, and is presented by the Heard Museum Guild.

The Fair draws more than 15,000 visitors and more than 600 of the nation’s most outstanding and successful American Indian, Canadian First Nations and Alaska Native 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.

The full schedule of events during the Fair is available by visiting heard.org/fair, where online tickets also may be purchased.

Activities take place 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $20 general admission. Children 16 and under are admitted free. Students are $10 with I.D.

Heard Museum is located at 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Call 602-252-8840 or visit heard.org.

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