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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 2022

Mar 26–27

World Championship Hoop Dance Contest

On Saturday and Sunday, top American Indian and Canadian First Nations hoop dancers will compete at the Heard Museum for the prestigious World Champion title and cash prizes. At the two-day competition, men and women compete on an equal field. Details →

April 2022

Apr 1

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in April

Enjoy free admission to the museum from 4 to 8 p.m. The Coffee Cantina and Books & More will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. Masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors regardless of vaccination status. Details →

First Friday event banner showing the entrance to the museum from the paved inner courtyard with black barrel shaped fountains
Apr 2

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Katsina Doll Marketplace

The Nation’s largest gathering of Hopi katsina doll carvers will show and sell their unique creations at the Katsina Doll Marketplace: A Gathering of Carvers, in the Steele Auditorium. Enjoy musical performances, carving demonstrations and a drawing for the featured katsina doll. Hopi carvers will show and sell their ... Details →

Apr 24

Celebrate Día del Niño at the Heard

Commemorate Día del Niño at the Heard Museum with special performances and workshops with local artists. We are pleased to offer free admission to the Museum for children 12 and under and up to two accompanying adults. The day’s activities include performances by World Champion Hoop Dancer Tony Duncan ... Details →


May 2022

May 6

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in May: Between the Lines Exhibit Opening

Join us May 6 from 4 – 8 p.m. to be among the first to see our new original exhibition Between the Lines: Art from the No Horse ledger book. Enjoy free admission, art activities at a makers station, and DJ This Just In spinning beats in our Dennis ... Details →


June 2022

Jun 3

4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

First Friday in June: Pride Night at the Heard

We’re kicking off Pride Month at the Heard Museum with our first ever Native Drag Show, hosted by the Indigenous Fire Queen of Phoenix, Pyraddiction. Joining her will be Miss New Mexico Pride 2022, Tomahawk Martini; Mx Titos Pride 2022, Te D. DeMornay; K.Yasss Savage; Ritavon DeMornay; and Felix. ... Details →

Jun 21

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

A Summer Solstice Film Screening

The Heard Museum’s iconic downtown Phoenix campus will host Gila River Broadcasting Corporations first feature documentary, “She Still Walks Among Us,” written and directed by Marrisa Hiosik-Johnson (Salt River) and co-directed by Cordell Parker (Gila River Broadcasting Corporation). The Heard Museum, in partnership with the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian ... Details →

Jun 25

10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Free Summer Saturdays: Meet Hopi R2

Beep boop bleep (bloop). Boop bop bloop. Whistle whir, beep bop bloop. That translates to: Our first Free Summer Saturday of 2022 is out of this world (in a galaxy far, far away)! Hopi artist Duane Koyawena and engineer Joe Mastroianni present their creation: Hopi R2. You will have ... Details →

Jun 29

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Virtual Art Talk: Exploring the History and Continuation of Native American Ledger Art

On Wednesday, June 29th, tune into a presentation on the exhibition, Between The Lines: Art from the No Horse ledger book. This original exhibition showcases 28 selections from a ledger book made by six artists from the Southern Cheyenne and Arapaho Reservation between the late 1870s and 1882. Hear ... Details →

July 2022

Jul 1

4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

First Friday in July: Chill Out at the Heard

Escape the summer heat, release the stresses of the week, and enter this first weekend in July relaxed and inspired! On Friday, July 1, we invite you to enjoy the Heard Museum, where it is always 72 degrees, for FREE. Unwind in the museum with the meditative sounds of ... Details →

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