NMHM | July 2023

2023 Native American Portal Artisans’ Summer Youth Show

Saturday and Sunday July 15 and 16
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Free admission to the show and museum

Join us in the courtyard of the New Mexico History Museum for the 2023 Native American Portal Artisans’ Summer Youth Show July 15 and 16th!

Support the talents from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople. Youth artists ages five to seventeen who specialize in a variety of artistic mediums will be showcasing and selling their work in the museum’s courtyard of the Palace of the Governors. Enter through the “blue gate” on Lincoln Ave or through the museum’s main entrance.

The event fosters the development of young artists who are descendants of current Native American Artisans Portal Program members and celebrates the importance of the continued traditions of Native American artistry. The Portal Program offers buyers the chance to interact with artisans who display their handmade wares under the portal of the Palace of the Governors, as they have for decades. The ever-changing array of handcrafted items includes pottery, textiles, and jewelry made of traditional materials such as turquoise, coral and silver.


Photo caption: Native American Portal Artisans Program members showcasing their traditional artistry. Courtesy: New Mexico History Museum