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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!

June 2018

Jun 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in June

We kick off this summer with music and art that commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Navajo Nation’s Treaty signing with the U.S. This momentous occasion is one where we celebrate Indigenous resiliency and the power of the DinĂ© people that has enabled them to thrive in beauty. Musical ... Details →

Jun 2018 First Friday

July 2018

Jul 6

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in July

Join us this First Friday in July to cool down and get crafty with an art project to take home facilitated by our Education staff! In addition to free museum admission, students of Harmony Project Phoenix will showcase their musical talents inside the Crossroads Gallery. First Friday hours Galleries ... Details →

First Friday at the Heard Museum

August 2018

Aug 3

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in August

Visit the Heard this First Friday for free general admission to our exhibitions plus a hands-on art activity with our Education Dept. staff. First Friday hours Galleries | 6 to 10 p.m. (last entry to the museum is 9:30 p.m.) Books & More | 6 to 8 p.m. Cantina ... Details →

First Friday in August at the Heard Museum

September 2018

Sep 7

6:00 pm – 9:30 pm

First Friday in September

This First Friday we will celebrate the 100th birthday (Sept. 19) of one of the leading painters of the 20th century: Pablita Velarde/Tse Tsan “Golden Dawn” (Santa Clara Pueblo) (1918-2006) who was a pioneer as a woman artist in an era and a community where painting was a male ... Details →

2018 Sept First Friday

October 2018

Oct 5

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in October

This First Friday we celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, Sonwai: The Jewelry of Verma Nequatewa. Guest DJ Dana Armstrong who will play musical favorites of the artist for the evening. About Verma Nequatewa Verma Nequatewa (Hopi, b. 1949) began an apprenticeship with her uncle Charles Loloma around 1966. ... Details →

First Friday

November 2018

Nov 2

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in November

I Sing, You Dance Join us from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 2 to see the new exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit* and watch Yup’ik Singer, songwriter, and dancer Byron Nicholai as he shares a special performance in the Crossroads Gallery. Nicholai is ... Details →

2018 First Friday in November
Nov 3

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Byron Nicholai Unplugged

1:30 p.m. | Crossroads Gallery The program is free with museum admission, $7 charge to view special exhibition Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit applies.   Byron Nicholai (Yup’ik) of Toksook Bay, Alaska learned traditional Yup’ik drumming at the age of 12 and then became a YouTube sensation ... Details →

Byron Nicholai and Drum

December 2018

Dec 7

6:45 pm – 8:00 pm

First Fridays – Inuindie with Beatrice Deer

This First Friday join us as we welcome Beatrice Deer for a LIVE performance at 6:45 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the Crossroads Gallery of the Heard Museum. Beatrice Deer (Inuk and Mohawk), a Canadian Aboriginal Award -winning singer and songwriter mixes traditional Inuit throat singing with Indie rock ... Details →

January 2019

Jan 4

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in January – Bonne AnnĂ©e! Angniq Qukitiig! Happy New Year!

Ring in the new year with a celebration that will share traditions that cover the globe! Come and enjoy French wine tastings and cheese along with baked goodies from Arctic communities. Friends from Alliance Française of Greater Phoenix will also share a free, live performance by Phoenix jazz favorite, ZAZU! Prepare for ... Details →

February 2019

Feb 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday in February

Come enjoy the opening of the Josef Albers in Mexico exhibition. Listen to live music in the Crossroads Gallery, and explore all that we have to offer here at the Heard! On your way in stop and enjoy a curated installation of Lowriders w/ Lowtography in the North parking lot. ... Details →

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