Celebrate MIAC’s 18th Annual Native Treasures Art Market this Memorial Day Weekend
Each year, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (MIAC) personally invites hundreds of Indigenous artists to participate in the annual art market. This year’s market will highlight a diverse array of Indigenous artists from across the Southwest, showcasing jewelry, ceramics, sculpture, fashion, beadwork, textiles and more. Participating artists keep 100% of their sales from the market. The market will also feature special entertainment including the Grammy Award winning band Black Eagle Singers (Jemez) and hoop dancers from the Lightning Boy Foundation. Entrance to the market is $5/day/adult. Children under 18 receive free admission.
A new Night Market on Saturday, May 28 will kick-off Native Treasures, providing a unique opportunity to shop early. The event will also feature the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 2022 Living Treasure, Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo). MIAC’s annual Living Treasure designation honors Native artists who have made outstanding artistic contributions to the field of Indigenous arts and culture.
The MIAC Living Treasure Ceremony will take place from 5:00-6:00 p.m., honoring Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) and Virgil Ortiz (Cochiti Pueblo). Afterwards, two hundred artists will be selling their works from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Entertainment and refreshments will be provided. All of the ticket proceeds will support the exhibitions, educational programs, and acquisitions of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture.
Native Treasures began in 2005 as a means of concurrently supporting both the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Native artists in the Southwest.
To purchase tickets for the Art Market and Night Market, visit https://miac.eventbrite.com/.
This press release and all others distributed by the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs can be found here https://media.newmexicoculture.org/releases.
Image from Native Treasures 2018.