JANUARY 29, 2014

56th Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market March 1-2

‘Traditional Art in Contemporary Times’
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WHEN: Saturday and Sunday, March 1 - 2, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. A Best of Show Reception will be held Friday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Visitors can preview the winning artwork, meet the artists and enjoy an elegant dinner.

WHERE: Heard Museum, 2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, Arizona.  Between 15,000 and 20,000 visitors and more than 600 artists are expected.

COST: Single-day admission: Adults $20; Children 16 and under FREE; Students with ID $10. Tickets available now at the museum admission counter and will be available at the gate. Tickets will also be sold online (heard.org/fair) until Feb. 23. All admission prices include the festival and the museum.

Best of Show: 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28. Preview award-winning art and meet the artists. Live mural painting from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. followed by a Fashion Walk-About from 6 to 7 p.m. Drawing at 7 p.m. for three special art pieces, including a museum-quailty rug by Navajo weaver Jane Hyden. Silent auction also held. Admission: $75 Heard Museum members, $100 non-members. These tickets sell out fast. A limited number of Best of Show Reception tickets will be available at the Central Avenue entrance gate on Friday evening.

Early Bird Shopping: Heard Museum members also can get in the fun early during exclusive Early Bird Shopping from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 1. Not a member? Join today, 602.251.0261 or heard.org/membership.

Great entertainment and attractions highlight the 56th Fair
The Indian Fair & Market features some of the best American Indian and indigenous entertainers, musicians and dancers, including legendary performer R. Carlos Nakai (Navajo) and the R. Carlos Nakai, William Eaton & Will Clipman Trio. The complete entertainment schedule, including both the Amphitheater Stage and the Pavilion stage, along with the schedule of book signings and chef demonstrations, is available at heardguild.org/fair or heard.org/fair. Also, a new Food Pavilion catered by noted Phoenix caterer Arizona Taste will offer four different groups of edibles to savor.

NEW Features at the Fair!
Live mural painting by Thomas “Breeze” Marcus, depicting aspects of his Tohono O’odham tribal culture.

See what’s new in Native fashion during Fashion Walk-About mid-day Saturday

Food Pavilion! Hear great music on the Pavilion Stage while enjoying delicious food offered by leading Valley caterer Arizona Taste – choose from indigenous, barbeque, all-American and farm-fresh menus.

Learn about musical instruments used by American Indians. Located behind the Fair Merchandise table, visitors can see musical instrument demonstrations as well as other artist demonstrations.

Learn how to start your Native art collection from leading collectors.

PARKING: Visit heard.org/fair for detailed FREE information on parking.

MORE INFO: To obtain current information, visit heard.org/fair or call 602.252.8840