Sunday, March 8, 2009

Indian Fair & Market

Saturday was the opening day of the 51st annual Indian Fair & Market at the Heard Museum, an event that is considered one of Arizona’s most significant cultural events. The fair features over 700 successful Native American artists so you can imagine the mind-boggling array of art on display and for sale. Mix in over 20,000 expected visitors and you have one of the biggest events in Phoenix.

This photo shows one of the weavers working on a beautiful Indian rug with some of her finished pieces displayed behind her.


The small photo shows a long line of artist’s tents and represents only a fraction of the display tents located on the Heard Museum grounds. Click on the photo to enlarge it and you can see some beautiful artwork on display.

Tomorrow I’ll show you some very colorful Native American dancers

10 comments:

cieldequimper said...

I'll just hop on a plane then, shall I??!! Love the weaving photo.

Babzy said...

the Indian fair looks very interesting ,i like the rugs , what a beautiful artwork !

Julie ScottsdaleDailyPhoto.com said...

One of my favorite market each year is the Heard Museum's Indian Fair and market. The artisans are wonderful. Sorry I am out of town to miss it this year. Great photos of the weaver and rugs.

JM said...

Now this is something I really would like not to miss! Handycrafted rugs look just great! I allways try to travel light but couldn't resist buying them in Mexico... and in Marocco too! :-)

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

The Heard Museum market is special because only the best Native American artists are able to show their work at the fair. Artists have to compete or be judged just to be able to participate. The Heard and the Santa Fe Indian market are the two best shows in the country.

Jarart said...

I'm always awed by seeing the rug weaving. What did you buy?

glenda said...

I finally arrived at the fair via light rail in the early afternoon. The art there is fantastic. Love your shot of the weaver.

Nancy said...

My family has always been interested in Indian culture (and jewelry). I think it's time for an Arizona weekend!

Kate said...

I adore Navajo rugs and covet Two Gray Hills. Never bought one, tho.

Anonymous said...

Kate at the Heard here, anyone reading this who would like to visit the Heard before May 1, 2009 can email me at kcrowley@heard.org and I'll leave you some free passes for you and some guests. See you at next year's market?