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Festivals and programs provide a great opportunity to meet artists and learn about their artistic inspirations. From small group lectures and intimate marketplaces to the acclaimed Guild Indian Fair & Market, which draws more than 700 artists and nearly 20,000 visitors, there’s something for everyone!

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August 2014
Aug 2

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

LEGO® Brick Architecture Competition – “reTHINKING Indigenous Architecture”

Bring your imaginations to our LEGO brick-building contest, where both kids and adults can compete for special prizes, awarded by a panel of judges. The inspiration for the timed competitions: all things Indigenous and the desert, created from those legendary toy bricks. Go off-the-grid with eco-LEGO brick creations, futuristic ... Details →

Aug 23

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Back to School “Block” Party

Join us for free-build sessions, make-and-take crafts and music. Details →

September 2014
Sep 6

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Builder “Play” Days

See as master builders from Cactus Brick, the Phoenix-area local LEGO user group, show how those bricks can be used in everything from robotics to your not-so-typical brick constructions. Details →

Sep 17

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Heard Museum director/CEO speaks at season’s first Guild meeting

If you’ve ever thought about joining the Heard Museum Guild, the museum’s dedicated corps of volunteers, a general membership meeting is held on the third Wednesday of each month from September to April, except December. After a social from 9:30 to 10 a.m., a featured speaker takes the lectern ... Details →

October 2014
Oct 15

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Former Pueblo Grande archaeologist to speak to October Guild meeting

If you’ve ever thought about joining the Heard Museum Guild, the museum’s dedicated corps of volunteers, a general membership meeting is held on the third Wednesday of each month from September to April, except December. After a social from 9:30 to 10 a.m., a featured speaker takes the lectern ... Details →

Oct 16

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Short Course: The ‘Pai’ tribes

­The Heard Museum Guild’s popular American Indian Short Courses will resume in October with a look at the history, culture and art of the Havasupai, Yavapai and Hualapai peoples of Arizona. The three-part “Pai” Short Course will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursdays, Oct. 16, 23 and 30 ... Details →

Oct 16

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community: Featuring Filmmaker Sandy Osawa

From a description on the University of Washington website: Sandra Sunrising Osawa launched her independent film career in 1974 by producing and writing a nationally televised series, marking a turning point in media history. Prior to this defining effort, films about Indians were primarily produced and directed by non-Indians. ... Details →

Oct 18

5:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Moondance at the Heard

For nearly 85 years, the Heard Museum has been one of the world’s finest destinations for learning about American Indian art and cultures. We couldn’t think of a better time to celebrate this exciting milestone other than at our signature fundraising event, Moondance at the Heard. This year’s gala, ... Details →

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