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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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February 2017
Feb 2

9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Prepare for the Fair

In keeping with this year’s fair theme; Textiles and Weaving, we are excited to offer a series of four lectures and an action-packed demonstration focused on the extensive world of Native American textiles. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn from our outstanding line up of speakers who will share ... Details →

2016 Best of Show textile by DY Begay (Navajo)
Feb 9

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bespoke: A Celebration of Beauty

Thursday, February 9, 2017, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Location: Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery A pivotal moment for the museum, the opening night party on February 9th will be a celebration of artistry and community. Join us in ushering in a new chapter for the Heard Museum and the opening ... Details →

Bespoke opening party for Beauty Speaks for Us at the Heard Museum February 9, 2017
Feb 11–12

Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

Experience the fast-paced precision and grace of hoop dancing at the Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest. More than 70 top Native hoop dancers from the United States and Canada compete for cash prizes and the World Champion title. Visitors can enjoy dance performances as well as delicious ... Details →

Grand Entry during 23rd Annual Hoop Dance Contest
March 2017
Mar 4–5

59th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

The 59th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is March 4 – 5, 2017 The Fair is a world-acclaimed cultural event that draws nearly 15,000 visitors and more than 600 of the nation’s most outstanding and successful American Indian artists. You’ll meet traditional and cutting-edge contemporary artists ... Details →

2012 Indian Fair and Market. Detail of Navajo weaver Brenda Spencer weaving. Photo by Jewel Clark
Mar 24–27

American Indian Student Art Show & Sale

One of the few national events celebrating the achievements of young Native artists, the Student Art Show & Sale at the Heard Museum offers an incomparable selection of artwork for viewing and purchase. Visitors can peruse more than 700 works of art by students in grades 7 to 12 ... Details →

April 2017
Apr 8

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Katsina Doll Marketplace: A Gathering of Carvers

The nation's largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers will show and sell their unique creations at the 16th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace. Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and a drawing for the featured katsina doll. Admission to the Marketplace is free; museum admission additional. Details →

2015 Katsina Marketplace at the Heard Museum
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