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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 640 artists and nearly 10,000 visitors, there’s something for everyone!

November 2021

Nov 26–Dec 31

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Holidays at the Heard

A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Exciting performances and artist demonstrations introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the month. Details →

Holidays at the Heard event banner showing American Indian dancer Kailayne Jensen (Diné) in action performing a shawl dance

December 2021

Dec 11–31

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Holidays at the Heard Members’ Lounge

All Members are invited to enjoy a special area with complimentary snacks and beverages on select dates: Dec. 11 | Dec. 18 | Dec. 28 | Dec. 29 | Dec. 30 | Dec. 31 To gain access, show your membership card or check in with one of our Visitor ... Details →

January 2022

Jan 7

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in January

Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. Details →

First Friday event banner showing the exterior of Steele Auditorium at dusk with the grassy courtyard, ringed by light wrapped Palo Verde trees
Jan 12

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk | In the studio with James Johnson

Join us live and online for a Virtual Art Talk and studio tour with award-winning Tlingit artist and carver James Johnson moderated by Chief Curator Diana Pardue. Johnson will give viewers a glimpse of his studio space and Tlingit formline design, which was developed thousands of years ago and ... Details →

Jan 26

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Members-only Virtual Art Talk | The music of hoop dance with Ryon Polequaptewa and Kenneth Cozad Jr.

Join us live online for a discussion about the music of hoop dance with Ryon Polequaptewa (Hopi) and Ken Cozad (Kiowa/Comanche), moderated by Dan Hagerty, the museum’s director of strategic development and programs. The panelists will discuss the long tradition of hoop dancing, explain the differences between Northern and ... Details →

February 2022

Feb 4

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in February

Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. Details →

Detail of Doug Hyde's bronze sculpture Intertribal Greeting showing Native American women from different tribes of the southwest in traditional dress gathered together
Feb 12–13

World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

On Saturday and Sunday, top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers will compete at the Heard Museum for the prestigious World Champion title and cash prizes. At the two-day competition, men and women compete on an equal field. Details →

American Indian hoop dancer, Lisa Odjig, performing at the World Championship Hoop Dance Contest at the Heard Museum in front of a filled amphitheater of spectators.

March 2022

Mar 5–6

64th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

The 64th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market returns March 5 & 6, 2022 Arizona’s largest American Indian art fair returns to the Heard Museum in March of 2022. This premier event is one of the largest American Indian art markets in the world and draws nearly ... Details →

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market banner- dates are March 5 & 6, 2022 to the right of a female American Indian Fancy Dancer in a dramatic pose

April 2022

Apr 1

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in April

Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. Details →

First Friday event banner showing the entrance to the museum from the paved inner courtyard with black barrel shaped fountains
Apr 2

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Katsina Doll Marketplace

The Nation’s largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers will show and sell their unique creations at the Katsina Doll Marketplace: A Gathering of Carvers, in the Steele Auditorium. Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and a drawing for the featured katsina doll. Hopi carvers will show and sell their ... Details →

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