59th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market | Heard Museum

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2012 Indian Fair and Market. Detail of Navajo weaver Brenda Spencer weaving. Photo by Jewel Clark
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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 as well as young artists selling their art alongside their relatives. All proceeds support the museum’s mission of educating the public about the arts and lifeways of Indigenous peoples of the Americas with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest.

This year, the Fair has a brand new website where you can get all your detailed information to attend. Below you will find information on highlights of the fair weekend and links to purchase tickets. Visit the new site for more information at heard.org/fair.

Best of Show Reception and Dinner

March 3, 2017 | 5:30 to 8 p.m.
This is a unique opportunity to preview the award-winning art and talk with the artists while enjoying a catered buffet dinner. The evening also includes a Silent Auction and the “Follow the Thread” fashion and accessories show.

Indian Fair & Market

March 4, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. (early bird admission for members only begins at 8:30 a.m.)
March 5, 2017 | 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please visit the Indian Fair & Market website for all the details about the Fair!

Tickets are on sale now! Visit the Tickets page at heard.org/fair for more information.

NOTE: Please note that discounts for general admission, including the Canadian Traveller magazine discount, the Visit Scottsdale “Warm Weather” promotion and Culture Passes are not accepted for Fair entry. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Parking on site is not available. Please view our parking map for available parking in the surrounding area. Or take the light rail, which stops in front of the museum!

Special opportunities for Heard Museum members

Heard Museum members can enter the Fair early, at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday! Members get a special rate on tickets until Feb. 3. Certain membership levels receive complimentary tickets. Visit the Tickets page for more information.
Not a member? Call 602.251.0261 or visit heard.org/support/membership to become a member today.

Shop events during the Fair

The Heard Museum Shop invites a select group of American Indian artists and dealers into the shop for the fair. This year the shop has a wonderful group of artists and dealers. They will be in the shop during the entire fair selling their art and talking with visitors.

Featured Shop Artists

Ray Tracey (Navajo)
Mike Bird Romero (Ohkay Owingeh)
Rosemary Lonewolf (Santa Clara Pueblo) and Tony Jojola (Isleta Pueblo)
Jennifer Curtis and Ray Skeets (Navajo)
Ira Lujan (Taos Pueblo)
Craig George (Navajo)
Terry Dewald, Antique basket authority
Betsy Turner, Inuit art authority


Book Signings
Books & More will host a variety of authors for the fair as well:

Saturday, March 4Sunday, March 5
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Doug Hocking
Jacqueline Soule
Jan Taylor
Mark Bahti
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Greg McNamee
Dough Hocking
12 - 2 p.m.
Diana Pardue & Kathy Howard
Roger Naylor
Doug Hocking
12 - 2 p.m.
Jim Turner
Jan Taylor
Jean Ekman Adams
2 - 4 p.m.
Bille Hougart
Dough Hocking
Janet Taylor
Charlene Profiri

Media credentials

Media credentials are available by contacting Jessica Pate at Owens Harkey Advertising, j.pate@owensharkey.com. Please include “Media request for Fair” in the subject line. Media representatives are required to have credentials issued by the Heard Museum to enter the museum grounds during the Best of Show reception on March 3 and the Fair itself March 4-5. Freelancers or other contractors  must provide confirmation that they are covering this event for a recognized media outlet by showing a copy of either a contract with or a letter from such a media outlet outlining the scope of that coverage.



The Heard Museum would like to thank the following media sponsors for 2016: The Heard Museum thanks the following Courtyard Stage sponsor for 2016: The Heard Museum thanks the following Circles of Giving Reception sponsor for 2016: The Heard Museum thanks the following Best of Show Reception sponsor for 2016:

Thousands enjoyed the works of more than 600 artists and several musical and dance performers at a recent Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market. Guild members have planned and presented the event at the museum each year since 1959.

Event Details

March 4 – 5, 2017
Saturday – Sunday

Purchase Tickets

Heard Museum Campus

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