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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 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

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.

October 2019

Oct 12

10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Indigenous Peoples’ Celebration

As we celebrate the third year of recognizing Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the City of Phoenix, we are honored to bring you a day of programming that will provide voices and perspectives dedicated to the preservation of indigenous food sovereignty, cultural arts and well communities across the Americas. All ... Details →

December 2019

Dec 26–29

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 week. Details →

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 →

April 2020

Apr 11

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

19th Annual Katsina Doll Marketplace – CANCELLED

Event Highlights: – Free to attend (Museum Shop open to the public) – 100+ carvers, largest gathering of katsina doll carvers – Hundreds of one-of-a-kind dolls available for purchase – Katsina dolls for any budget starting, starting at $8 – 2020 Signature Katsina will be raffled off, $2 tickets ... Details →

May 2020

May 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday – CANCELLED

Exhibition Opening Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Art From Indigenous North America Larger Than Memory will present works by contemporary artists working across the United States and Canada in a variety of mediums and modalities.Larger Than Memory: Contemporary Art From Indigenous North America will present works by contemporary artists working ... Details →

Round Circle Logo next to words First Fridays at the Heard

June 2020

Jun 5

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Friday – CANCELLED

Keep Calm and Have Pride Celebrate National LGBTQ Pride Month with our partner organization Native PFLAG.  Come listen to DJ Image in our Crossroads Gallery, catch a film at 6:30 or 8:00 p.m,  or chat with the variety of non-profits tabling. Join Drag Queen Story Hour AZ at 7:00 p.m. for ... Details →

Multi colored swirly circle next to words First Fridays at the Heard.
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 26

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 music. Stop by and listen to live music and so much ... Details →

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