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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!

May 2015

May 30

11:30 am – 2:30 pm

Book signing: Theo Tso, creator of ‘Captain Paiute,’ at Books & More

Meet Theo Tso (Las Vegas Paiute), creator of Captain Paiute, Indigenous Defender of the Southwest, who will be signing copies at the Heard’s Books & More. He’s making a special visit to the Heard in celebration of our Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure! exhibit while in town for the ... Details →

July 2015

Jul 11

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

‘Hero Twins’ Talk and Book Signing

Meet Jim Kristofic and Nolan Karras James (Navajo/Apache), author and illustrator, respectively, of The Hero Twins: A Navajo-English Story of the Monster Slayers. It’s the story, told in English and Navajo, of two brothers who must save their people from monsters with the guidance of friends, family, and people ... Details →

August 2015

Aug 7

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Hot Summer Nights!’

Native + You: August Join as we celebrate “Hot Summer Nights!” with cool activities that will be fun and spicy: 4 to 6 p.m. Come early! The Heard’s famed Courtyard CafĂ© will host our first-ever First Friday happy hour, with ½ off appetizers with the purchase of beer or ... Details →

First Fridays at the Heard on August 7: Hot Summer Nights!
Aug 7

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Federal Indian law expert Stephen Pevar to speak, sign books at the Heard

The author of a book that explains the complexities of federal Indian law and tribes’ and their members’ relationships with each other and with non-Indians will speak on current legal issues facing Native peoples Aug. 7 at the Heard Museum in Phoenix. Stephen L. Pevar, the author of The ... Details →

October 2015

Oct 16–18

Heard Museum Shops Annual Fall Sale; book signing by author of ‘Sitting Bull: Lakota Warrior’

Find that perfect gift for family, friends or just yourself at the Heard Museum Shops Annual Fall Sale. This annual shopping event offers discounts on the finest authentic American Indian artwork. Almost everything* from katsina dolls and jewelry to baskets, textiles, pottery and fine art will be 10% off. ... Details →

Panoramic shot of the Heard Museum Shop

February 2016

Feb 5

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Confluence in the Desert’

Celebrate the merging of creative forces in the desert at this First Friday. Enjoy a fashion show featuring OXDX Clothing and the House of Darylene, with a special hoop dance performance by Kevin Dakota Duncan. The night will include live mixing and spinning by world-renowned DJ Element throughout the ... Details →

First Friday at the Heard on February 5: Confluence in the Desert featuring Tanaya Winder and OXDX Clothing

March 2016

Mar 5–6

Shop events during the Fair

The Heard Museum Shop has invited six special American Indian artists to show and sell their work in the shop for Indian Fair & Market. The artists and specialists Terry Dewald and Pat Harrington will be on hand Friday evening for Best of Show and all weekend. In addition, ... Details →

Artists in the shop for Indian Fair and Market, 2016

November 2016

Nov 12–13

9:30 am – 5:00 pm

Mercado de las Artes

Strolling mariachis and artwork by Hispanic artists from Arizona, New Mexico and Mexico highlight this festive, casual and friendly annual marketplace, the largest of its kind in Arizona. Chat with artists as they sell a range of distinctive and unique artwork. With art in every price range, the 15th ... Details →

Mariachi Azteca de Oro

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

June 2018

Jun 9

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Poetry Reading with Demian Dinéyahzi

Demian DinĂ©Yazhi´ is a Portland-based DinĂ© transdisciplinary artist born to the clans Naasht’ézhĂ­ TábÄ…Ä…há (Zuni Clan Water’s Edge) & TĂłdĂ­ch’íí’nii (Bitter Water). Demian’s literary practice is rooted in Radical Indigenous Queer Feminist ideology, landscape representation, memory formation, HIV/AIDS-related art & activism, poetry, and curatorial inquiry. Join us at Changing ... Details →

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