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Why the Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival Is One of the Best

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Native American culture is a staple of culture in the City Different. There are so many different ways to experience it during your visit, but one of the newest showcases is the Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival. It’s a great opportunity to view and purchase unique art while benefiting Native American arts and educational programs around the country.

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What Can You See and Do at the Festival? 

The Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival is one of Santa Fe’s newest Native American celebrations. This weekend-long event features over 200 artists and their unique work, including jewelry, pottery, sculpture, textiles, fashion, carvings, basketry, beadwork, two-dimensional art, and more. One of the great things about this festival is that proceeds go toward supporting Native artists as well as the exhibitions and education programs at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture.

When and Where Is It?

The Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on Memorial Day weekend. Tickets range between $10 to $40, depending on which session you choose to visit during the weekend. You can pick between early-bird shopping, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday. Check their website for exact dates and times or any pertinent changes to the schedule. 

Other Native American Showcases in Santa Fe 

If you want to enjoy similar Native American showcases around Santa Fe like the Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival, then check out these museums and events.

Santa Fe Indian Market

The Santa Fe Indian Market is an excellent place to find a one-of-a-kind souvenir or gift to take home with you. The Native artists and artisans create stunning pieces, such as pottery, sculpture, jewelry, textiles, paintings, wooden carvings, beadwork, baskets, and much more. 

The Wheelwright Museum

The Wheelwright Museum is home to one of the top collections of Native art in the City Different. Here you can discover the most comprehensive showcase of Pueblo and Navajo jewelry in the world in addition to rotating art solo shows featuring living Native American artists.

Museum of International Folk Art

The Museum of International Folk Art is a fascinating museum in Santa Fe. Artwork from around the world is the main highlight here, including toys, textiles, beadwork, household goods, and religious art from over 100 countries. This museum offers an educational and viewing experience like no other for visitors. 

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture offers visitors an in-depth look into local Southwest Native American heritage. The unique and extensive collection of Native art ranges from pre-historic times to contemporary works.

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