Heard Museum’s Indian Art Market 2022 showcases top indigenous artists

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is back in person after hosting a virtual event in 2021. Considered one of the largest indigenous art markets in the world, the March 5-6 event will feature over 650 Indigenous artists from across the North. America.

Visitors will have the chance to meet and buy from the artists. Fashion, beadwork, textiles, jewelry, photography and other visual arts will be on display. There will also be food vendors and cultural performances throughout the weekend.

Admission to the fair also includes access to the Heard Museum galleries. Notable new exhibits to see include “Towards the Morning Sun: Navajo Pictorial Textiles from the Jean-Paul and Rebecca Valette Collection” and “How Old Is It: Southwest Silverwork, 1850-1940.”

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What to expect at the Heard Museum Indian Art Market

The fair is a juried competition where artists submit their work in different categories. According to Erin Joyce, creative and marketing director and curator of fine arts at the Heard Museum, curators and scholars from Arizona State University, the Museum of Modern Art in New York and other entities will participate in the judging.

Over $97,000 in prizes will be awarded in 10 categories. The Best of Show winner will receive $25,000. All artwork that receives an award during the competition will be displayed at the Best of Show Reception on March 4.

Visitors can purchase tickets for the reception for $100. The reception will include food, drink, performances and a preview of the winners.

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Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

When: 9.30am-5pm Saturday 5 March; 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 6. Admission begins at 8:30 a.m. for museum members.

Or: Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

Admission: $22, $20 for 65 and over, $10 for Native Americans, $9 for students and ages 6-17, free for ages 5 and under.

Details: 602-252-8840, https://heard.org/event/fair-and-market.

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