Native American art, history and culture from across the country will be celebrated during the 12th Annual Eiteljorg Museum Indian Market June 26-27. The festival is the Midwest’s largest juried show and sale of authentic, hand-made Native American art and draws some of the country’s most-collected artists.
The market will feature more than 185 Native American artists represent 68 different tribes from coast to coast. They will bring jewelry, pottery, clothing, paintings, sculptures, drums, baskets, beaded items and more. Plus, the event features Native American food, stories, dance groups and musical performances. A special appearance will be made by the 2003 Native American Music Awards Artist of the Year, Robert Mirabal, June 26 for one show only.
Tony Abeyta (Navajo) is this year’s signature artist. Abeyta is an award-winning painter whose artwork reflects his close connection to the values and traditions of his culture and community. His works are on display in such institutions as the Smithsonian and the Museum of Arts and Culture in Santa Fe, N.M.
The Indian Market will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. Advance sale tickets are $8, ages 5-17 $4. Advance tickets are available at Marsh supermarkets, Ticket Central and the Eiteljorg Museum. Tickets are $12 at the gate on Saturday and $10 on Sunday. The Eiteljorg is located at 500 W. Washington St. For more information, call 636-WEST.