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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!

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May 2015
May 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Locavore Bash’

Native + You Celebrate May Day with some of Phoenix’s best food during the “Locavore Bash.” Enjoy a farmer’s market featuring local vendors, tastings and food booths, and music in the Central Courtyard. Our special guest is mixologist extraordinare Brandon Casey of The Gladly. Come watch him craft his ... Details →

June 2015
Jun 5

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Cosplay Ball’ and Super Heroes!

Native + You: June Don your best cosplay duds for the Cosplay Ball in the Steele Auditorium and celebrate the new summer exhibit, Super Heroes: Art! Action! Adventure! We’re happy to announce that the evening’s music will be provided by The Haymarket Squares, a Phoenix-based “punkgrass” band. Their Facebook ... Details →

First Fridays at the Heard on June 5: Cosplay Ball
July 2015
Jul 3

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Super Kids’!

Native + You: July Join us for a special evening where kids become the super heroes in training! We’ll have DJ Seduce spinning Brazilian beats from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Axe Capoeira will provide two special tutorials of movements kids can practice at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. ... Details →

First Fridays at the Heard on July 3: Super Kids!
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 Café 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!
September 2015
Sep 4

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Music!’

Native + You: September The theme for September is “Music!” As a special presentation, at 7:30 p.m., enjoy music performed by The Catalyst Quartet. Their selection of works were composed by students at Tuba City High, Chine High School, Whitehorse High School, Red Valley/Cove High School, and Salt River High School as part ... Details →

First Fridays at the Heard on September 4: Music!
October 2015
Oct 2

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Reverberations: Poetry, Music & Heart’

Native + You: October Join us for a special performance by Gyasi Ross (Blackfeet). Ross will share his newly release spoken word and poetry album. “Isskootsik” (“Before Here was Here”) is the debut album from the author, activist, attorney and American Indian spoken-word artist. Joined by Calina Lawrence (Suquamish) and ... Details →

First Fridays at the Heard on October 2 with the theme Reverbertations: Poetry, Music and Heart
November 2015
Nov 6

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard: ‘Frida in Focus’

November It’s a time to celebrate all things Frida Kahlo! The night’s fun will include a special choreographed performance by Liliana Gomez, below, inspired by the celebrated 20th century Mexican artist. Gomez will recreate four Frida paintings in several locations. Clandestino, an exploration of new and traditional underground tropical ... Details →

First Friday at the Heard on November 6: Frida in Focus
Nov 8

5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Veterans Sunset Tribute & Reception

Join veterans groups, color guards, performers and speakers at the American Indian Veterans National Memorial on the grounds of the Heard Museum followed by a reception inside the museum’s Steele Auditorium. The one-hour ceremony begins at 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, with the reception, featuring hors d’oeuvres, immediately following. ... Details →

Veterans Day Tribute and Reception
March 2016
Mar 19–20

Enjoy an afternoon of art, music, food & drink outdoors at the Heard during Art Detour 28

The Heard Museum is proud to join Art Detour 28, a grand tour of arts venues facilitated by the familiar First Friday trolleys. They will take visitors around the usual First Friday route that includes a stop at the Heard, only this time during daytime hours on a Saturday ... Details →

Art Detour 28: March 19 and 20, 2016 from 11 am to 5 pm
April 2016
Apr 1

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

First Fridays at the Heard – “Locavore Fest”

Celebrate local Valley foods and other local offerings at our Locavore Fest! We have a great group of vendors scheduled. Also, enjoy music, the Heard’s exhibits and starting at 8 p.m., shop for art from future master Native artists at the public opening of the Student Art Show and ... Details →

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