American Indian Arts Marketplace
Join us for Marketplace Weekend: November 9 and 10, 2013!
Southern California’s Largest American Indian Arts Market!
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About the Marketplace
The American Indian Arts Marketplace is a weekend celebration of Native American arts and culture at the Autry. The largest Native American arts fair in Southern California, this high-end marketplace features over 180 Native American artists who represent more than 40 tribes. The weekend will also include performances, children’s activities, informative talks and demonstrations, and the annual short play festival from Native Voices, the Autry’s resident theatre company.
This year, in recognition of the Autry’s 25th anniversary exhibition Art of the West, the Marketplace explores themes of contemporary Native American art in all its iterations, while still honoring traditional roots.
“The Marketplace attracts people who are interested in Native art beyond the museum collections. They’re interested in your work but they’re also interested in you, and in supporting a sense of community. That mindset is at the core of Native art shows like the Autry’s,” said Mateo Romero, a Marketplace artist whose mixed-media piece War Music II is part of the Autry’s permanent collection and featured in Art of the West.
Top Native American artists from across the country offer:
- sculptures and pottery
- beadwork and basketry
- photography and paintings
- jewelry and textiles
- wooden carvings
- mixed-media works
A juried competition will take place on Friday, November 8, with awards in 13 categories including the coveted Jackie Autry Purchase Award, which honors a single artwork designated each year for purchase by the Autry for inclusion in its permanent collections.
The acclaimed Auntie’s Fry Bread will be cooking up their must-try, light and fluffy Native American fry bread. The Autry’s recently renovated Crossroads West Cafe will also offer a full menu inside, as well as coffee and pastries for sale in the plaza.
Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 10, 2013, 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Autry in Griffith Park