Best of Show Reception
Friday, March 6
5:30 – 8 p.m.

You won’t want to miss this dazzling evening kick-off to the Fair weekend! This festive and highly anticipated evening highlights the very best of the best in 10 classifications and showcases the energy, creativity, and skills of our exhibiting Fair artists. Come see these breathtaking creations up close and congratulate the artists. You will also enjoy previewing a stunning array of “must have” fashions designed by Fair artists and relaxing with old and new friends while enjoying small plates, desserts and beverages. Music compliments of Canyon Records.

Event Schedule

5:30 – 8 p.m.

Best of Show award-winning art on display in Steele Auditorium
Small plates, desserts and no-host bars, Steele Plaza

6:15 p.m.

Welcome: Fair Chair, Anna Flynn
Award Announcement: Dickey Family Director & CEO of the Heard, David Roche

6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Fashion Show, Main Courtyard


Ticket Information

$75 Museum members
$100 Non-members

Visit the Best of Show Tickets page to purchase tickets.

Fashion Show

This highly anticipated event is a highlight of the Best of Show evening which kicks off the annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market. Held under the stars on a specially installed catwalk, alongside the Heard’s magnificent courtyard water installations, models saunter and display the best of textile and wearable art from the collections of vetted artists.

A fascinating array of contemporary and traditional jewelry, leather work, weavings and unique clothing and accessories are modeled for our huge audience of members, artists and guests. Each amazing item is original and designed by artists participating in the Indian Fair & Market. Each year, the guests eagerly look forward to previewing all the wonderful wearable art.

The atmosphere is electric as the artistic skills of Fair artists are on display. It is a unique event at the Heard and one you won't want to miss!