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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!

January 2017

Jan 7

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Native Jewelers Society Workshop

The Heard Museum will host a Native Jewelers Society (NJS) Demonstration Workshop and Emerging Jewelers Market on January 7th, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Five NJS artists, including Darryl Dean Begay, Philbert Begay, Gene Billie, Ric Charlie, and Ray Scott, will demonstrate various techniques and topics such ... Details →

NJS Jewelry Workshops and Emerging Artist Show

March 2017

Mar 4–5

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 ... Details →

2012 Indian Fair and Market. Detail of Navajo weaver Brenda Spencer weaving. Photo by Jewel Clark

April 2017

Apr 8

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Katsina Doll Marketplace: A Gathering of Carvers

The nation's largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers will show and sell their unique creations at the 16th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace. Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and a drawing for the featured katsina doll. Admission to the Marketplace is free; museum admission additional. Details →

2015 Katsina Marketplace at the Heard Museum

November 2017

Nov 19

11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Navajo Weavers Marketplace

The museum welcomes Navajo weavers from around the state on November 19th for an intimate marketplace from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the best weaving in the Southwest will be on display and for sale by artists like Barbara Teller Ornelas, Michael Ornelas, Melissa Cody, Lola Cody, ... Details →

April 2018

Apr 18–22

Steven Paul Judd

The museum is delighted to host Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw) for an artist-in-residence from April 18 through 22. Judd will demonstrate and teach interested visitors stop-motion animation and mosaic painting activities as well as give a public lecture and showcase his short films. Judd’s work is a combination of ... Details →

November 2018

Nov 17

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Yua Pop-Up Studio! with Jacob Meders

Join us for a continuation of our Pop-Up Studio! program with professor and artist Jacob Meders (Mechoopda/Maidu). Pop-Up Studio! Is a unique program where attendees engage with art through a specially guided walk-through of exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit with Meders to learn about the ... Details →

December 2018

Dec 8

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Navajo Weavers Marketplace

The museum welcomes Navajo weavers from around the state on December 8th for an intimate marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Some of the best weaving in the Southwest will be on display and for sale by artists like Barbara Teller Onelas, Florence Riggs, Jane Hyden, LaVerne Greyeyes, ... Details →

January 2019

Jan 12

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Second Saturdays – Jewelry Marketplace

Join the Heard Museum for a day of exquisite jewelry and demonstrations featuring numerous talented artists including Dina Huntinghorse (Wichita), Jesse Monongye (Navajo), Ric Charlie (Navajo), Watson Honanie (Hopi), Edison Cummings (Navajo) and many more!   Activities from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m: Nizhónígo Anílééh (Make it Beautiful) Designs presents: Centerpieces ... Details →

Jewelry Marketplace 2019

March 2019

Mar 9

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Second Saturdays – Fine Art Marketplace

Join the Heard Museum for a day of incredible art demonstrations in the courtyard! Featured Artists: Michael Chiago (Tohono O’odham) Jon Decelles (Gros Ventre/Assiniboine Sioux) Greyshoes (Upton Ethelbah Jr) (Santa Clara Pueblo/White Mountain Apache) DougHyde (Nez Perce/ Assiniboine/Chippewa) Sheldon Harve (Dine’) AND MORE! Activities from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Drop-in ... Details →

May 2019

May 11

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Second Saturdays – Books | Beats | Bites

Looking for enrichment, creativity, and fun? Join the Heard Museum on May 11 for the continuing 2nd Saturday Series. This month we will host, Books| Beats | Bites: food, music, and interesting titles. Come and browse the many selections of cookbooks, children’s books, American Indian genre, Southwestern-themed novels, and ... Details →

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