In addition to over 100 artisan booths the market will feature traditional Native American performances, ancestral demonstrations, and Native foods. The entire museum and park are open to the public during this event with price of admission. The event is family friendly featuring the Ki:Him (O’odham word for village) where visitors can engage in many hands-on activities. Some of these activities are especially suited to children of all ages. These include learning how to use an authentic bow and arrow; an atlatl to throw spears; creating a clay pot; making a beaded bracelet; incising a petroglyph, making paper masks; painting miniature gourds; learning how to hoop dance and so much more. Visitors will also be able to watch piki bread being made and taste it when it’s finished. They will also be able to taste cooked tepary beans and juices made from native fruits.
In addition to Native American art vendors, the Indian Market will feature a main stage with exemplary entertainers including five-time world hoop dancing champion Tony Duncan, guitarist Gabriel Ayala, the Kehewin Native Theater (from Canada), Aztec dancers Danza Azteca de Mexico Balan Mictlan and Tribal Royalty. The Ira H. Hayes American Legion Post 84 will post and retire colors on each day of the festival.
Organization/Company: Friends of Pueblo Grande Museum
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Deadline: December 10, 2021, 4:00 PM
How to Apply: Application and rules/regulations are available at https://www.pueblograndeindianmarket.org/pgm-young-artist-market.html
Contact Katherine Shields, [email protected]