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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!

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 →

August 2019

Aug 30

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Native American Composer Apprenticeship Project

Join us Friday, Aug. 30 at the Heard Museum in the Monte Vista Room for an evening filled with new musical compositions by Indigenous youth led by sound and installation artist Raven Chacon (Diné). Since 1984, the Grand Canyon Music Festival has been dedicated to bringing the world’s finest ... Details →

Two people playing instruments in a room with purple light in front of an audience.

March 2020

Mar 7–8

62nd Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

More than 600 Native artists chosen through a juried selection process will converge on the historic Heard museum campus to show and sell their stunning artwork. The artists, both emerging and critically acclaimed, represent over 100 American Indian and Alaska Native Tribes and Canadian First Nations. Artwork includes baskets, ... Details →

June 2020

Jun 28

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Summer Sundays – CANCELLED

Escape the heat of summer and bring the family for this annual series to enjoy FREE performances, activities, and admission to the museum every 4th Sunday of the month through August. Join us for this special day celebrating storytelling. Stop by and listen to storytelling , live music and ... Details →

Multcolor sun design on blue background next to words next to summer in yellow and Sundays at the Heard in white.

July 2020

Jul 3

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Scene and Heard Film Series Presents – CANCELLED

Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World Showtime: 7:00 p.m.  Runtime: 102 minutes This revelatory documentary brings to light the profound and overlooked influence of Indigenous people on popular music in North America. Focusing on music icons like Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Taboo (The Black Eyed Peas), ... Details →

November 2020

Nov 13

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

An Evening With: LAURA ORTMAN + NANOBAH BECKER

Gates open at 5pm, performance begins promptly at 5:30pm Tickets: Members – $10 General Public – $25 (includes museum admission) Students – $18 (includes museum admission) Seniors – $18 (includes museum admission) American Indian (w/Tribal ID) – $10 Attendance is limited to 50 people Purchase Tickets Here Join us ... Details →

Nov 14

5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

An Evening With: LAURA ORTMAN + NANOBAH BECKER

Gates open at 5pm, performance begins promptly at 5:30pm Tickets: Members – $10 General Public – $25 (includes museum admission) Students – $18 (includes museum admission) Seniors – $18 (includes museum admission) American Indian (w/Tribal ID) – $10 Attendance is limited to 50 people Purchase Tickets Here Join us ... Details →

December 2020

Dec 11–13

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Holidays at the Heard | Dec. 11 – 13

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 →

Holidays at the Heard banner showing entrance to museum with fountain in front
Dec 18–20

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Holidays at the Heard | Dec. 18 – 20

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 →

Holidays at the Heard banner showing entrance to museum with fountain in front

November 2021

Nov 26–Dec 31

11:00 am – 3:00 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 month. Details →

Holidays at the Heard event banner showing American Indian dancer Kailayne Jensen (Diné) in action performing a shawl dance
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