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Fair 2021

The 63rd Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market to be hosted on March 5-7, 2021 will be a hybrid event showcasing a virtual art market and live programming.


Our Fair 2021 website is under construction!

You can receive updates on when the site will go live as well as other exciting programming information by clicking the button below.

Virtual Art Market

We will host a virtual art market featuring artists who have been invited or juried-in. Visitors will browse the gallery of artists on this website and, with one click, link to an artist’s website, Instagram or Facebook account from which they may purchase directly from the artist. The artists set their prices, receive all proceeds, and bear responsibility for packing, shipping and managing post-sales relationships with the buyers.

Artists, visit heardguild.org/artists for information about the virtual art market, eligibility requirements and application instructions.

Live Juried Competition

All virtual art market artists will be eligible to enter the Juried Competition, which is offering $76,150 in awards, including a $15,000 Best of Show Award. Juried competition is a rigorous process. Winning a coveted Heard Museum Guild award ribbon and prize money boosts the artists’ reputations and careers. Entries will be judged live at the Heard by a team of collectors, scholars, curators and American Indian artists. Visit our sponsor page if you would like to sponsor an award or support the Fair as a Friend of the Fair.

Live and Virtual Juried Competition Exhibition and Sale

During the Fair weekend, museum visitors will be able to view and purchase (at the artists discretion) juried competition art. Virtual visitors will be able view the juried competition art online and either purchase at a price set by the artists or bid in an online silent auction (at the artists discretion).

Virtual events will include webinars about assessing and buying the 10 classifications of art in the Fair, artist interviews and studio visits, demonstrations, and performances. Our media partner, Native American Art Magazine, will produce the Official Guide in their Feb/Mar issue and assist us in promoting the event.

Fair History

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market is the largest art market in Arizona and the second largest of its kind in the country. For 62 years, the Guild hosted a live event. In March 2020, we were one of the last large, live events held in Phoenix before the shutdown necessitated by COVID-19. More than 650 artists participated, representing over 100 tribal affiliations from across the U.S. and Canada. Typically, the Fair attracts over 10,000 visitors and is an annual destination for collectors to view works of art by acclaimed artists and upcoming talents. For our 63rd event, we are committed to hosting a Fair to continue our long history of supporting American Indian artists.

The Heard Museum Guild

The Fair is produced by the Heard Museum Guild, a volunteer organization that supports the mission and goals of the Heard Museum through education, support of American Indian artists and their communities, enhancement of the visitor experience, public outreach and fundraising. Learn more about the guild at heardguild.org.

Heard Museum

Visit heard.org/membership to learn about and become a member of the Heard Museum.

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Event Details

March 5 – 7, 2021
Friday – Sunday

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