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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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October 2016
Oct 6

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Short Course: Native Women in the Arts: Oct. 6, 13 & 20

As part of its commitment to continuing education, the Heard Museum Guild presents several short courses each year, in October, January and April. Open to the public, the aim of the courses is to enhance one’s respect for Native peoples and to develop an appreciation of their art and ... Details →

Oct 7

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: October

Groove to tunes spun by DJs Beat Betty and Full Stop! Admission is free to the museum galleries from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Cafe and Cantina are open until 8 p.m. for dining, drinks or snacks, and a cash bar is also available for both adult and ... Details →

Oct 9

3:30 am – 6:00 pm

A Conversation at the Intersection of Art, Law & Indian Identity

Hear a panel of cutting-edge American Indian artists and leading lawyers discuss the ways Indian Identity and artist vision can shape and challenge American Indian identity while also having legal implications and community impact. This event is hosted by the Heard in partnership with the Native American Rights Fund ... Details →

Oct 10

10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Indigenous Peoples Day

Join the Heard Museum community as we commemorate Indigenous Peoples Day with dance, film and discussion. 12:30 p.m. — Welcome/Hoop Dance by Kevin Dakota Duncan (San Carlos Apache/Mandan/Arikara/Hidatsa) 12:40 p.m. — Screening of short documentary, The Last American Indian on Earth, followed by discussion led by Heard Museum staff ... Details →

Photos from Project 562 Photography by Makita Wilbur (Swinomish/ Tulalip)
Oct 20

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Simon Ortiz & Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture & Community

The Simon Ortiz and Labriola Center Lecture on Indigenous Land, Culture, and Community at Arizona State University addresses topics and issues across disciplines in the arts, humanities, sciences and politics. Underscoring indigenous American experiences and perspectives, this series seeks to create and celebrate knowledge that evolves from an indigenous ... Details →

Oct 22

5:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Moondance

On a beautiful starlit evening in October, friends and supporters of the Heard Museum gather to celebrate distinguished individuals that propel the Heard Museum forward and share the values of the organization’s mission. This year, the event will honor community members Arlene and Giora Ben-Horin as well as world ... Details →

Join the Heard Museum for Moondance, October 22, 2016
November 2016
Nov 7

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Sunset Tribute in Honor of Our Veterans

Join veterans groups, color guards, performers and speakers at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the grounds of the Heard Museum for a special sunset tribute to veterans of the U.S. armed forces, followed by a reception commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War inside the museum’s ... Details →

The American Indian Veterans National Memorial at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona
Nov 12–13

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Mercado de las Artes

Strolling mariachis and artwork by Hispanic artists from Arizona and New Mexico highlight this festive, casual and friendly annual marketplace, the largest of its kind in Arizona. Chat with more than 65 artists as they sell a range of distinctive and unique artwork. With art in every price range, ... Details →

Performers for the El Mercado de Las Artes, 2016 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ
Nov 19

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

American Indian Art & Artifacts Appraisal Day

Find out what your treasures are worth! Leading Native art traders will examine your treasures and offer information about materials, dates, artists and traditions. Details →

Nov 25–27

Ornament Marketplace

Enhance your holidays with wonderful Native-themed ornaments hand-crafted by American Indian artists from the Heard Museum Shops during this annual event! Choose from hundreds of various ornaments in different art forms for yourself or for unique holiday gifts. Several Native artists will be offering ornaments featuring carved wood, miniature ... Details →

A tree displaying ornaments for sale during Ornament Marketplace
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