Stay tuned to this page as it transforms into the digital hub for our annual weekend celebration of Native art and culture!
You will be able to experience all Marketplace events right here, starting Saturday morning. Most events are on demand and do not require advance registration. Please scroll down for specific instructions regarding Marketplace Live and the Native Voices Short Play Festival.
Celebrate contemporary and traditional Native art forms at the Autry Museum of the American West’s thirtieth annual—and first virtual—American Indian Arts Marketplace. Purchase one-of-a-kind artwork, jewelry, and fashion, and view films, talks, and a live virtual Short Play Festival from Native Voices, the Autry’s resident theatre company. Experience it all for free, right here, on Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15 (see full schedule below).
Saturday Only, November 14, 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. PST
- The Autry will host a one-day digital engagement through Hopin, an all-in-one live online events platform where attendees can learn, interact, and connect with Native artists. We will utilize Hopin’s Expo area to host live digital booths where eventgoers can “walk around” and directly engage with Marketplace artists. Peruse artwork, jewelry, fashion, and more and purchase directly from the artists via this innovative digital platform! (Hopin is easy and free to use! Visit hopin.to/events/marketplace-live to create a free account—it only takes a minute, we promise!—and then come back to this page on Saturday for a direct link to the Marketplace.) For help joining Hopin, check out our how-to guide.
Native Voices 10th Short Play Festival: More Than Moccasins
Saturday and Sunday, November 14 and 15, 1:30 p.m. PST on Zoom
- We asked Native playwrights: how have 'dress codes' affected you? Featuring plays by Jennifer Bobiwash (Mississauga First Nation), Austen Brauker (Little River Band of Ottawa Indians), Lee Cataluna (Native Hawaiian), Claude Jackson, Jr. (Gila River Indian Community), Camaray Davalos (Pechanga), James Lujan (Taos Pueblo), Tara Moses (Seminole Nation of Oklahoma), Laura Shamas (Chickasaw), Patric Carroll Williams (Osage/Kiowa). Register here for this free event.
Short Documentary on American Indian Arts Marketplace
Premieres Sunday, November 15
- Filmed over the past several Autry Marketplaces, and featuring interviews with artists, performers, and Autry President and CEO W. Richard West, Jr. (Southern Cheyenne), our new short doc offers an intimate portrait into this signature Autry event.
On-Demand All Weekend
- Hear from Autry President and CEO, W. Richard West, Jr. (Southern Cheyenne), and Vice President of Native Collections and Ahmanson Curator of Native American History and Culture, Joe D. Horse Capture (A’aninin), as they discuss a variety of topics related to Native arts and culture.
- This program of short films by California-based filmmakers Eve-Lauryn LaFountain (Turtle Mountain Chippewa) and Fox Maxy (Ipai Kumeyaay and Payómkawichum) delves into the nuances of Indigenous identity within Southern California, specifically of those from and of those relocated to the region. Following the screening, the artists discuss their work as Indigenous filmmakers and the role of film as an activist artform in a conversation led by film programmer Adam Piron (Kiowa/Mohawk).
- Autry curators speak with Native artists in an intimate discussion about their work. Artists include: Gerald Clarke (Cahuilla Band of Indians), Lewis deSoto (Cahuilla), and Summer F. Peters (Saginaw Chippewa).
- Experience the Autry’s latest exhibition, online, through a website, video, and more!
- Tending Nature shines a light on the environmental knowledge of Indigenous peoples across California by exploring how the state's Native communities have actively shaped and tended the land for millennia. In this episode, the Yocha Dehe people combine ecological knowledge with modern science to produce premium olive oil from California’s Capay Valley. View a special sneak preview of this episode over Marketplace weekend!
Images From Past Autry Marketplaces (Click image for details)
American Indian Arts Marketplace Sponsors
JACKIE AUTRY • DAVID CARTWRIGHT • SNOWDY DODSON • SHARON ROGERS-MCKAY AND MARSHALL MCKAY • LEN PAPE AND SUZI CLOVER • JODIE AND JIM REA • BRENDA, GARY, AND HAYLEY RUTTENBERG • LORA A. AND ROBERT U. SANDRONI • LYNN AND STEPHEN VALBUENA • MARY BETH AND W. RICHARD WEST, JR.