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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 700 artists and nearly 20,000 visitors, there’s something for everyone!

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January 2015
Jan 29

January artist demonstrations

Stop by the Loggia between the HOME and Jacobson galleries for these fascinating Native artist demonstrations, each between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27:  Kevin Stevens shares his work with Quechan style pottery. Thursday, Jan. 29: Yolanda Hart Stevens shares her Quechan-style beadwork which merges colorful beads ... Details →

Jan 30

January artist demonstrations

Stop by the Loggia between the HOME and Jacobson galleries for these fascinating Native artist demonstrations, each between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27:  Kevin Stevens shares his work with Quechan style pottery. Thursday, Jan. 29: Yolanda Hart Stevens shares her Quechan-style beadwork which merges colorful beads ... Details →

February 2015
Feb 19

10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Prepare for the Fair: “Approaching a Fair”

Learn from the Heard Museum’s curators and staff what to look for in examining high-quality baskets, pottery, katsina dolls, jewelry and fine art. This is good preparation for your first or continuing art purchases and for your enhanced enjoyment of the 57th annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and ... Details →

May 2015
May 2

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

‘Sport as Art’ Artist Talk

Join Jacob Meders (Mechoopda Maidu) and Jamison Chas Banks (Seneca-Cayuga/Cherokee Tribe of Oklahoma) as they share their experiences in the field of printmaking. Details →

Printmaker Jacob Meders (Mechoopda Maidu).
November 2015
Nov 6

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Frida in Focus’

November It’s a time to celebrate all things Frida Kahlo! The night’s fun will include a special choreographed performance by Liliana Gomez, below, inspired by the celebrated 20th century Mexican artist. Gomez will recreate four Frida paintings in several locations. Clandestino, an exploration of new and traditional underground tropical ... Details →

First Friday at the Heard on November 6: Frida in Focus
Nov 8

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Veterans Sunset Tribute & Reception

Join veterans groups, color guards, performers and speakers at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the grounds of the Heard Museum followed by a reception inside the museum’s Steele Auditorium. The one-hour ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, with the reception, featuring hors d’oeuvres, immediately following. ... Details →

Veterans Day Tribute and Reception
Nov 14–15

El Mercado de Las Artes

Strolling mariachis and artwork by Hispanic artists from Arizona and New Mexico highlight this festive, casual and friendly annual marketplace, the largest of its kind in Arizona. Chat with more than 65 artists as they sell a range of distinctive and unique artwork. With art in every price range, ... Details →

December 2015
Dec 4

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘¡Fiesta con Frida!’ Frida’s Holiday Fiesta buffet dinner and celebration

Kick off the holidays this First Friday by experiencing the flavors of Frida Kahlo’s favorite recipes: Savor an incredible, one-time only fiesta buffet re-created by the chefs of the Heard Museum’s Courtyard Cafe! The menu is scheduled to include: Red hominy (pork) stew, chicken in mole poblano, meatballs in ... Details →

Dec 27–29

11:30 am – 3:30 pm

Watch ‘Confluence’ mentor, mentee artists create art!

Watch three mentor artists — Klee Benally (DinĂ©), Michael Paul Teller Ornelas (Navajo/Mexican) and Anthony “Thosh” Collins (Onk Akimel O’otham/Osage/Seneca/Cayuga) — and their mentees create their projects on site here at the Heard Museum. The Co-Creation Studio will be open 11:30 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday through Tuesday, Dec. 27-29, in the ... Details →

January 2016
Jan 9–10

Watch ‘Confluence’ mentor, mentee artists create art!

Watch three mentor artists — Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw), Warren Montoya (Santa Ana/Santa Clara) and Dwayne Manuel (Tohono O’odham) — and their mentees create their projects on site here at the Heard Museum. The Co-Creation Studio will be open 11:30 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, and 11:30 to 4 ... Details →

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