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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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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, New Mexico and 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 ... Details →

Performers for the El Mercado de Las Artes, 2016 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ
Nov 16

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

13th annual Spirit of the Heard Award

Sculptor Roxanne Swentzell (Santa Clara Pueblo) is the 2016 recipient of the Heard Museum’s Spirit of the Heard Award. This is the 13th year that the Heard Museum’s Board of Trustees, upon the recommendation of its American Indian Advisory Committee, honors with the Spirit of the Heard Award an individual ... Details →

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
January 2017
Jan 12

5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Bespoke: A Celebration of Beauty

Join us for the opening gala of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Grand Gallery and see the inaugural exhibition Beauty Speaks for Us, featuring masterworks from the Heard Museum’s permanent collection and local, private collections. For questions, contact Rebecca Simpson at 602.251.0245 or rsimpson@heard.org. Details →

Bespoke Gala Reception for the exhibit Beauty Speaks for Us at the Heard Museum, January 2017
Jan 14

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Short Course: Native People of the Southwest, Jan. 14, 21 & 28

Presented by the Heard Museum Guild, this three-week information-packed half-day class will focus on the Southwest and the first Americans who inhabited this land from prehistoric times to the 21st century. In this overview, participants will learn about the Southwest and the first American from the prehistoric peoples to ... Details →

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