Date(s) - Nov 12
On November 12 and 13th, celebrate contemporary and traditional Native art forms at the Autry’s 26th annual American Indian Arts Marketplace. Discover one-of-a-kind artwork for sale from 200 artists representing more than 40 tribes during the largest Native arts fair in Southern California. The weekend also includes performances, children’s activities, demonstrations, film screenings, and theatre.
The Marketplace offers something for everyone, with top artists from across the country selling sculptures, pottery, beadwork, basketry, photography, paintings, jewelry, textiles, wooden carvings, and mixed-media works and more. The Marshall McKay and Sharon Rogers-McKay Juried Competition will award 22 prizes in 11 categories, as well as a Best of Show prize and the Jackie Autry Purchase Award.
Activities include performances by Native dancers, musicians, and storytellers, plus artist demonstrations and hands-on crafts. On Saturday evening, a festival of short documentary films by Native filmmakers will be presented in partnership with Sundance Institute and UCLA’s American Indian Studies Center. On Sunday, join the Native Voices Artists Ensemble for the Native Voices Sixth Annual Short Play Festival: Take Back the Land.