To obtain current information, call 602.252.8848, extension 2276, or you can Get more Fair information here.
Stetson Honyumptewa, a Hopi katsina carver [below left], has agreed to be the 2014 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market Signature Artist. An overview of the Fair and ticket information is below the following message from the chair of the 2014 Fair, Pat Kilburn.
A Message from the Fair Chair:
The 2013 Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market delighted and entertained visitors as it has since 1959, and already work is under way on the 56th annual edition – March 1 & 2, 2014.
We're committed to improving quality in all areas to complement the high quality of the artists who take part. In 2014 you will be offered delicious new food choices, the tents will be less crowded and there will be more dining space, to name just a few of the improvements we anticipate.
I'll provide future messages so you can learn more about Fair events as they draw near.
The Fair Steering Committee is delighted and I am proud to announce that Stetson Honyumptewa, a Hopi katsina carver, agreed to be the 2014 Fair Signature Artist. Stetson was born and raised on the Hopi Reservation in Lower Moenkopi, near Tuba City. He grew up learning Hopi cultural responsibilities including weaving and carving katsina dolls. Today he lives with his wife in Tesuque Pueblo and returns to Moenkopi to participate in ceremonies.
He was the 2010 Best of Show winner at Santa Fe Indian Market and the 2011 Best of Show winner at our Fair at the Heard.
We will have dynamic images of his carvings to offer you on posters and shirts. Next March, Stetson will sign posters and talk about his art with you in the Fair merchandise tent. Come meet him at the Fair and the night before, Feb. 28, 2014, at the Best of Show Reception.
We need your help. A couple of years ago we raised the monetary amount attached to the Juried Competition ribbon awards by a modest amount, which is still well below what we would like to offer our fine artists for their achievements. So far we have been unable to collect enough donations to support the awards.
There’s a new button called "Donations" on the Guild’s home page, heardguild.org. Clicking on it will take you to a page where you can make a donation. Click on “Add to Cart,” and you’ll be able to specify a particular fund such as Best of Show Awards. You can make a one-time or a recurring donation. It’s easy and perfectly secure.
You will receive an automatic reply to your email inbox for tax purposes. The Guild, Heard Museum, and the artists appreciate your donation.
If you came to last year's Fair or any past Fair, thank you and I hope we see you again. If you have not been to the Fair, this coming year would be a great time to start: March 1 & 2, 2014. Tickets go on sale Oct. 1, 2013 (see ticket information below).
See you at the Fair!
2014 Fair Chair
Welcome to Arizona's Largest Indian Market!
- Nearly 700 of the nation's finest American Indian artists
- Music and dance performances throughout both days
- Jewelry, textiles, sculpture, pottery, paintings, carvings and more
- Artist demonstrations
- Admission includes the museum's 11 exhibit galleries
- Convenient parking and front-door access via Metro Light Rail
Experience one of the Southwest's largest and most prestigious events: the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market.
Meet our Signature Artist Stetson Honyumptewa, a Hopi katsina carver, and experience “live mural” painting. Celebrate the rich musical tradition of tribes and the hand-crafted instruments used for tuneful expression. The Indian Fair features nearly 700 top American Indian artists. Visitors get firsthand access to artists and can view and purchase handmade, authentic work by the best jewelers, sculptors, painters, potters, weavers, bead workers, katsina doll carvers and basket makers. Fair weekend also includes music by recording artists, cultural dance performances, art demonstrations, and chefs demonstrating culinary uses of native ingredients. Indian Fair & Market is the museum’s largest annual fundraiser.
Admission includes the festival and museum admission.
Saturday, March 1, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, March 2, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
A Best of Show Reception will be held Friday, Feb. 28 at 5:30 p.m. Visitors can preview the winning artwork, meet the artists and enjoy an elegant dinner. Click here for the list of winners of the most recent (2013) juried competition.
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TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE OCTOBER 1, 2013, both online and onsite in the admissions lobby of the Heard Museum Phoenix until Feb. 23, 2014. Tickets will also be sold at the gate on the days of the event.
** Best of Show ticket sales are based on availability as reservations are limited.
Early Bird Shopping for Heard Museum Members:
Heard Museum members receive early entrance into the Indian Fair & Market for an exclusive Early Bird Shopping period beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, 2014.
If you are interested in becoming a member, please contact Allison Lester at 602.251.0261 or visit members.heard.org and join today!
To obtain current information, call 602.252.8848, extension 2276, or you can get more Fair information at the Heard Museum Guild website. Want to be kept informed with Fair news? Join our mailing list!