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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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January 2015
Jan 29

January artist demonstrations

Stop by the Loggia between the HOME and Jacobson galleries for these fascinating Native artist demonstrations, each between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27:  Kevin Stevens shares his work with Quechan style pottery. Thursday, Jan. 29: Yolanda Hart Stevens shares her Quechan-style beadwork which merges colorful beads ... Details →

Jan 30

January artist demonstrations

Stop by the Loggia between the HOME and Jacobson galleries for these fascinating Native artist demonstrations, each between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27:  Kevin Stevens shares his work with Quechan style pottery. Thursday, Jan. 29: Yolanda Hart Stevens shares her Quechan-style beadwork which merges colorful beads ... Details →

Jan 30

7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Symposium: ‘Indigenous Stereotypes in Sports’

In a day and age when sports and other stereotypes of other racial or ethnic groups are not tolerated in schools, universities, and in amateur and professional sports, why is there broad acceptance and tolerance of American Indian stereotypes in modern society and in the sports world? This panel explores ... Details →

February 2015
Feb 6

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday: Native + You — “HOOP It Up!”

Join us for the First Friday in February as we HOOP It Up! The evening will be a kickoff to an HOOP-filled weekend that features the 25th annual Heard Museum World Championship Hoop Dance Contest on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 7-8. Festivities on Friday, Feb. 6, will include a ... Details →

Feb 7–8

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

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 →

Feb 18

9:30 am – 11:30 am

Gila River Casinos’ Melody Hudson to speak to February 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 →

Feb 19

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Prepare for the Fair: “Approaching a Fair”

Learn from the Heard Museum’s curators and staff what to look for in examining high-quality baskets, pottery, katsina dolls, jewelry and fine art. Details →   Details →

March 2015
Mar 6

5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Indian Fair & Market Best of Show Reception & Dinner

Native artists in varied media are honored at each year's Best of Show Reception & Dinner, held on the Friday of Fair weekend. Bid in a silent auction, view a Native Couture fashion show and participate in the Best of Show drawing for four outstanding pieces of art now ... Details →

Mar 7–8

57th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market 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 as well as young artists selling their art alongside their ... Details →

Mar 12

Short Course: Native Peoples of the Southwest, an Overview

In this 3 week course, participants will learn about the Southwest and the first American from the prehistoric peoples to their historic descendants to the people today, who continue to blend their ancient traditions with the challenges of the 21st century.  The aim of the course is to promote ... Details →

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