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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!

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

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

February 2018

Feb 14

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

A Night of Mexican Ballads with Martha and Gabriel Gonzalez

Amor y Amistad (Love and Friendship): A Night of Mexican Ballads with Martha and Gabriel Gonzalez Join ASU Gammage Resident Artist and Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter from East LA rock band Quetzal, Martha Gonzalez for a special night of classic Mexican ballads. Gonzalez will be joined by her brother, acclaimed ... Details →

August 2018

Aug 31

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Free Concert: Native American Composers Apprenticeship Project

Join us Friday, Aug. 31 at the Heard Museum in the Monte Vista Room for an evening filled with new musical compositions by Indigenous youth lead by sound and installation artist Raven Chacon (DinĂ©). Since 1984, the Grand Canyon Music Festival has been dedicated to bringing the world’s finest ... Details →

November 2018

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 →

Dec 26–30

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Holidays at the Heard

A Southwestern tradition, Holidays at the Heard is a great way to spend time with family and friends. Exciting performances and artist demonstrations introduce visitors to traditional and contemporary American Indian music, dance and art throughout the week. Details →

March 2019

Mar 2–3

61st Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

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 as well as young artists selling their art alongside their relatives. All proceeds support the museum’s ... Details →

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 →

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