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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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December 2015
Dec 27–29

11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Watch ‘Confluence’ mentor, mentee artists create art!

Watch three mentor artists — Klee Benally (Diné), Michael Paul Teller Ornelas (Navajo/Mexican) and Anthony “Thosh” Collins (Onk Akimel O’otham/Osage/Seneca/Cayuga) — and their mentees create their projects on site here at the Heard Museum. The Co-Creation Studio will be open 11:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday, Dec. 27-29, in the ... Details →

January 2016
Jan 9–10

Watch ‘Confluence’ mentor, mentee artists create art!

Watch three mentor artists — Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw), Warren Montoya (Santa Ana/Santa Clara) and Dwayne Manuel (Tohono O’odham) — and their mentees create their projects on site here at the Heard Museum. The Co-Creation Studio will be open 11:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, and 11:30 to 4 ... Details →

February 2016
Feb 4

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Prepare for the Fair: Hands-on pottery making workshop- SOLD OUT

The Feb. 4 workshop has sold out. Please visit us on Feb. 11, when Mr. Carlos will return to conduct a traditional pottery firing from noon to 2:30 p.m. and  premiere the new film by Carlos and Steven Yazzie (Navajo/Laguna); The Piipaash Pottery Way, starting at 1:30 p.m. in ... Details →

Feb 5

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Confluence in the Desert’

Celebrate the merging of creative forces in the desert at this First Friday. Enjoy a fashion show featuring OXDX Clothing and the House of Darylene, with a special hoop dance performance by Kevin Dakota Duncan. The night will include live mixing and spinning by world-renowned DJ Element throughout the ... Details →

First Friday at the Heard on February 5: Confluence in the Desert featuring Tanaya Winder and OXDX Clothing
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 →

July 2016
Jul 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday at the Heard, July 1: Celebrating Women

In July the theme is “Celebrating Women.” Celebrate Frida Kahlo’s July 6 birthday early! Enjoy an evening with women artists, with music by DJ Musa Mind and the band Jade Helm. Take part in a special “How To Make Your Own Mini Zine” Workshop produced by local female zinesters ... Details →

November 2016
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 artists as they sell a range of distinctive and unique artwork. With art in every price range, the 15th ... Details →

Mariachi Azteca de Oro
January 2017
Jan 7

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Native Jewelers Society Workshop

The Heard Museum will host a Native Jewelers Society (NJS) Demonstration Workshop and Emerging Jewelers Market on January 7th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Five NJS artists, including Darryl Dean Begay, Philbert Begay, Gene Billie, Ric Charlie, and Ray Scott, will demonstrate various techniques and topics such ... Details →

NJS Jewelry Workshops and Emerging Artist Show
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
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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