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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 2016
Feb 11

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Prepare for the Fair: 3 lecture series on pottery with artists and experts- SOLD OUT

This series is sold out. Learn more about pottery, the theme of the 2016 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, in this series of three Thursday lectures. Whether you’re dipping your toe in Native art collecting or are a seasoned buyer, these talks, offered by the Heard Museum ... Details →

Feb 11

12:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Prepare for the Fair: pottery firing by Ron Carlos (Piipaash) and film premiere

Get ready for the March 5-6 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market with Ron Carlos (Piipaash) demonstrating pottery firing on February 11 from noon until 2:30. While you are waiting for the pots to be retrieved from the fire, witness the premier of The Piipaash Pottery Way at ... Details →

Feb 13–14

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
Feb 17

9:00 am – 11:30 am

Heard Guild Monthly Meeting – Speaker, The Honorable Diane Humetewa

Join the Heard Museum Guild during its monthly meeting and hear the Hon. Diane Humetewa (Hopi), the first female American Indian federal judge, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona. She has also served in several high-profile roles including special adviser for American Indian affairs to ... Details →

Feb 18

9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Prepare for the Fair: Hear jewelry experts

Learn more about jewelry as you get ready for the 2016 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market. Whether you’re dipping your toe in Native art collecting or are a seasoned buyer, these talks, offered by the Heard Museum Guild, will prove helpful. The Fair is March 5-6, 2016. ... Details →

March 2016
Mar 4

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 →

Photograph of guests in the Central Courtyard
Mar 5–6

58th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

The 58th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is March 5 & 6, 2016. 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 →

Celebrating the Art of Pottery
Mar 16

9:30 am – 11:30 am

NAU anthropology, archaeology professor Kelley Hays-Gilpin speaks to Guild in March

Well-known for her knowledge and interesting lectures on the tribes of Northern Arizona, Kelley Hays-Gilpin, professor of anthropology and archaeology at Northern Arizona University, is the Heard Museum Guild’s featured speaker in March. Hays-Gilpin is the Edward Bridge Danson Chair of Anthropology at the Museum of Northern Arizona in ... Details →

Mar 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 →

Mar 27

Heard Museum to be closed on Easter Sunday, March 27

The Heard Museum will be closed on March 27. 2016, in observance of Easter Sunday. The museum will reopen for its regular hours from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, March 28. Details →

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