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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!

August 2021

Aug 6

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in August

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. All CDC guidelines are enforced. Learn more about our safety protocols on our page, “Know Before You Go.” Details →

Aug 11

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk | Back to School Month with Author Traci Sorrell

In honor of August being National Back to School Month, we invite you to join us live online for a discussion with award-winning author Traci Sorrell (Cherokee) about her life and book, “Classified: The Secret Career of Mary Golda Ross, Cherokee Aerospace Engineer.” A ‘Hidden Figure,’ Mary Golda Ross ... Details →

September 2021

Sep 3

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in September

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. All CDC guidelines are enforced. Learn more about our safety protocols on our page, “Know Before You Go.” Details →

October 2021

Oct 5, 2021–Apr 26, 2022

Las Guias Docent Training Program

If you have an interest in the creative expression, history, and culture of American Indian artists, and you are interested in sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm with visitors from around United States and the world, consider becoming a docent at the Heard Museum. About the Las Guias Docent Training ... Details →

Men and women standing in the exhibition space of HOME at the Heard Museum listening to a docent as she talks and points to a graphic on the wall.
Oct 23

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Moondance

The Heard’s largest annual fundraising event returns for its 20th anniversary! Chaired by local arts advocates and philanthropists, Jan Cacheris and Marilyn Harris, Moondance will honor the artistic accomplishments of acclaimed jeweler Denise Wallace (Chugach Sugpiaq/Alutiiq) and longtime Heard Museum supporters and institutional leaders Mary Ellen and Bob McKee. ... Details →

February 2022

Feb 12–13

2022 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
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