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Signature Event

Indian Fair & Market

March 2 - 3, 2024 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

The Heard Museum Grounds

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GA entry is 9:30 am. Members "early bird" entry is on Sat, 8:30 am.

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66th Annual Indian Fair & Market

Experience a world of creativity and culture! Over 600 talented Native artists, carefully selected through a competitive jury process, display their artworks! The Heard Museum Guild proudly invites you to the 66th Annual Indian Fair and Market! A vibrant event that features Native arts and traditions. Download Artist List.

It’s not just for art enthusiasts; it’s a lively community celebration where passion, talent, and tradition seamlessly unite as over 100 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and Canadian First Nations take center stage. Prepare yourself for a spectacle of art, blending traditional heritage with modern innovation. This is a place for shared experiences and connections that echo the rhythms of cultural heritage.

The excitement commences Friday, March 1st (5p) at our Best of Show awards ceremony, where gifted creators receive recognition that resonates throughout the art world. Over 650 exquisite examples of Native art undergo rigorous evaluation to receive the prestigious Best of Show award. The IF+M is a vibrant cultural interchange where art comes to life with every brushstroke and bead threaded.

The Youth Art Show and Sale is a must-see for all visitors to the Heard Indian Fair and Market. Young Native artists in grades 7 through 12 from across the U.S. have their work professionally judged and compete for ribbons and over $10,000 in prize money, including Best of Show and Best of Division awards. All artwork entered is displayed and available for sale in the Monte Vista Room of the Heard Museum.

The activities continue beyond the incredible artworks, you can immerse yourself in live performances and kids play at the Family Fun Zone. Sample favorite foods from Fry Bread to Kettle Corn and locally inspired dishes at the Heard’s Courtyard Café or grab a quick and tasty bite at the Coffee Cantina.

Join us in celebrating an Arizona tradition spanning generations at the 66th Annual Indian Fair & Market—where every masterpiece tells a story, and every visitor can become part of the narrative.

Museum Parking


Let us help you find alternative parking options on Sat & Sun with our Parking Map and ensure a stress-free arrival at the museum for an unforgettable experience.

Light Rail Access


Embrace eco-friendly travel, beat traffic, and arrive seamlessly. Hop on board for a scenic journey and step off the Encanto/Central stop via Valley Metro Light Rail.

Ride Share


Arrive in style! Join our event at the museum hassle-free with convenient ride-share options. Skip parking stress, enjoy the journey, and make memories at the museum.

IF+M FAQs
Can we purchase tickets at the event?
How early can we arrive?
What time will the Museum open during IF+M?
Cultural Performance Schedule
What is the Youth Art Show & Sale (YASS)?
ADA Information
Food, Beverage, Alcohol restrictions
Are bags allowed in? What size?
What other things we should bring? Sunscreen? Hat?
Can we leave the event and come back?
Pets and service animals
Firearms and weapons
Smoking policy
Prohibited Items
Drone restrictions

Questions?

Interested in being a food/drink vendor or have general event questions? Email us at excomm@heardguild.org

Our Sponsors are the best! Interested in learning more? See below.

Highlights from the Fair

  • A group of people walking down a street.
  • Two women eating at a table in a tent.
  • A person eating a taco with a fork.
  • Three young girls wearing hats with rainbows on them.
  • A group of people sitting on the grass.

Our sponsors

  • Major Supporters

  • Supporters

  • Volunteer Partners

  • Best of Show Reception Sponsors

    Anonymous
    Pamela Briggs
    The Head Family
    Ann Kaplan & Robert Fippinger
    Frank Vickory & Newton Linebaugh

Support the Fair

Each year, the Heard Museum Guild awards tens of thousands of dollars in prize money directly to Indigenous artists, through a rigorous juried competition. In 2023, thanks to the generosity of over 100 supporters, we were proud to award more prize money than ever before.

You can join them by sponsoring a ribbon or joining us as a “Friend of the Fair.” The goal in 2024 is to award $118,950 directly to prize-winning artists!

For questions about how to support the Best of Show ribbon fundraising efforts, contact: Adriana Duenas, Development Coordinator at aduenas@heard.org.

Ribbon Levels and Benefits

Various level awards are given out in ten different artistic categories: baskets, diverse art forms, jewelry and lapidary, open standards, pottery, pueblo carvings, sculpture, two-dimensional art, weavings and textiles, and open standards.