Prescott Indian Art Market
- Prescott Indian Art Market
- Jul 09, 2011 - Jul 10, 2011
- Sharlot Hall Museum - Prescott
- Art Show / Exhibit
The market features both traditional and contemporary works of art, including distinctive jewelry, exquisite ceramics, hand-woven baskets and blankets. PIAM has grown in reputation and quality into one of the premier Indian Art Markets offered in the Southwest. An all-Indian artist jury chooses participants on the basis of quality in both traditional and contemporary styles.
Visit with the artists in their booths and learn of the techniques and processes involved in creating their work. Stroll among demonstrators of American Indian weaving, Katsina carving and silversmithing. Observe the making of pottery, stone fetishes, baskets, and moccasins. Featured again this year is the Children’s Art Experience, which offers participants a workshop with leading American Indian artists (space limited; sign-up required).
Entertainment is provided throughout the weekend in the outdoor amphitheater by Native American dancers, singers, and musicians. A popular highlight is the mouthwatering Navajo Fry Bread.
- Sharlot Hall Museum - Website
- 415 W. Gurley Street
Sharlot Hall Museum is named after its founder, Sharlot Mabridth Hall (1870-1943), who became well known as a poet, activist, politician, and Arizona’s first territorial historian. Sharlot Hall was one of the West’s most remarkable women. As early as 1907, Ms. Hall saw the need to save Arizona's history and planned to develop a museum. She began to collect both Native American and pioneer material. In 1927, she began restoring the first Territorial Governor’s residence and offices and moved her extensive collection of artifacts and documents opening it as a museum in 1928.
Today, the Museum features seven historic buildings, compelling exhibits and beautiful gardens, which serve as the setting for numerous public festivals. The Library and Archives, open to the public, hold a vast collection of rare books, original documents, historical photographs, maps and oral history. The Blue Rose Theater offers an entire season of historically based plays, and Living History programs bring the past alive through hands-on demonstrations.
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