Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary hosts the
37th Annual Indian Market
December 14 & 15, 2013
Saturday 9am - 5pm | Sunday 9am - 4pm
Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 East Washington Street | Phoenix, Arizona
J. Carro | 480.495.8924 c. | email@example.com
Tickets: $5 per person, children under 12 FREE!
Mark your calendar for a fun-filled weekend as the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary hosts the 37th Annual Indian Market on December 14 & 15, 2013. The market will be held on the site of Pueblo Grande Museum at 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix. Gates open at 9 am both days and tickets are only $5 per person, with FREE entry for children under 12. You won’t want to miss it, especially if you are last-minute holiday shopping.
The 37th Annual Indian Market boasts an array of enjoyable, participatory activities for children and adults, and may include activities such as tracking, throwing a rabbit stick at a moving target, making a platter or basket, learning some Indian words and phrase, tasting American Indian foods and learning about traditional dances. The Indian Market will also feature exceptional American Indian music and dance, a variety of native foods, sweet and savory Indian fry breads, delicious cactus chili and other treats, authentic (real American Indian) fine art and collectibles as well as cultural exhibits. The Auxiliary is proud to host the Indian Market on site at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park. By hosting this event at the Museum the Auxiliary makes it all the more special by including Museum entrance (which is usually $6) as well as admission to the Indian Market for just $5.
NEW THIS YEAR
Ki:him – a cultural community village.
What is Ki:him? The O’odham word Ki:him refers to a village or a community. At Pueblo Grande Indian Market, the four southern communities of the O'Odham people who are the direct descendants of the ancient Hohokam are represented in the Ki:him, as well as many other tribal representatives who are not O'Odham. The Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary Indian Market Committee has been working in conjunction with an Advisory Group of members from various American Indian communities, to bring to the Pueblo Grande Indian Market, cultural demonstrations of art, examples of everyday activities past and present, along with stories, music and song that add to the richness of the art, entertainment and food that will be offered at the Market.
The presentations, demonstrations and programs are intended to enrich the experience of visitors. The visitors from metro Phoenix and the surrounding American Indian Communities who attend the market will participate in hands on demonstrations, enjoy entertainment and a variety of native foods and bring home a little more information about the ancient people that inhabited this site and their descendents who live in the area today. The hope is that everyone who attends the Market will have an enjoyable experience, visiting a historical site within the city limits of Phoenix, while taking away a greater understanding of the meaning behind the culture, activities and art of the American Indian Community and how it relates to everyday life past and present.
In the Ki:him, American Indian artists from the area will offer a program of presentations, demonstrations and activities scheduled over the 2 days of the market. For more information about scheduled activities, visit http://www.pueblogrande.org.
2013 Featured Artist
This year’s featured artist is Cliff Fragua. Native Pueblo sculptor, Cliff Fragua, has learned the secret of the stone through his cultural and ancestral teachings. Based in Native American themes, his work shows pride for his culture and a deep understanding of the inherent spirituality of the stone. He has chosen stone as his medium of expression because it is a combination of the basic elements of the earth. He feels that the honesty and purity of this most basic of material permits him to express himself from the heart and to express the spirit that Native people respect and revere as embodied in the stone.
2013 Featured Entertainment
Enjoy traditional and contemporary Native American music by local performing arts groups such as five-time World Champion Hoop Dance Winner and Emmy award winner Tony Duncan and Radmilla Cody, a Grammy nominated entertainer. There will be dance performances by six-time World Hoop Dance Champion Derrick Suwaima Davis as well as the seldom seen Apache Crown Dancers.
Take in the market atmosphere while shopping over a hundred artist booths along the interpretive path in the archaeological park and within a drumbeat of the entertainment. Check out the Native American fashion show, various demonstrations and welcome the opportunity to take a tour of the archaeological park and Museum.
Visitors are encouraged to use the METRO Light Rail's 44th Street and Washington stop an easy walking distance of the event site. Admission is $5 per person and children under 12 are free. The Pueblo Grande Museum's address is 4619 E. Washington Street, Phoenix. There is ample, FREE public parking available on site. Plenty of free parking on site or, visitors are encouraged to use the METRO Light Rail's 44th Street and Washington stop an easy walking distance of the event site. There will be continuous on-site shuttle service from the parking areas to the Admissions area. The event will take place rain or shine. For more information and to see a list of artists, scheduled activities and entertainment, call 602-495-0901 or visit http://www.pueblogrande.org.