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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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July 2014
Jul 26

1:30 pm

“LEGO as Medium” Lecture and Booksigning

Hear as Mike Doyle, internationally-acclaimed LEGO® brick artist and author of Beautiful LEGO®,discusses how he creates art with tiny plastic bricks. After the talk, Doyle will sign copies of his book. Details →

Jul 27

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Target Free Summer Sundays & BUILD! “Block” Parties

Enjoy our frosty air conditioning – which we use to help maintain our exhibits – and a day of Native culture, history and art. During the BUILD! Block Parties each Sunday, kids can style their own BUILD! tote bag and create a keepsake exhibit postcard. (Quantities limited). Details →

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 →

October 2014
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 →

November 2014
Nov 8–9

10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Spanish Market: 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 →

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