NHMU's annual Indigenous Art Market will be held in person at the Museum October 8 and 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Guests are invited to shop some of the finest Native American art and jewelry, meet the artists, hear their stories, and support their work. It is a splendid display of artistic talent hosted in the Museum's Canyon. Museum admission is required to attend the market.
This year the market will include:
- 39 artists from various tribes selling a diverse mix of mediums
- Robb "Little Owl" Martin playing flute throughout the Museum
- Hourly short dance performances, including Warrior Dance, Hoop Dance, Jingle Dance, and more
- Short talks in the community room covering subjects including Navajo basket weaving, the Navajo Creation Story, and the Hoop Dance Story
- An ethnography collections showcase hosted by NHMU scientists and researchers featuring items from the museum’s collection
- Demonstration by Hopi Artist in Residence Jessica Wiarda
- Related hands-on activities for families
About NHMU's Indigenous Art Market
Since 2013, NHMU has hosted an annual Indigenous Art Market that attracts some of the country’s most talented Native American artists to Salt Lake City. More than 25 tribes have been represented over the years, bringing a wonderful diversity of traditional and contemporary Native American art that is available for purchase. Visitors can shop one-of-a-kind jewelry, pottery, sculptures, paintings, beadwork, weavings, and much more—all while learning about tribal traditions from artists working to preserve them. Every year, 100 percent of sales from NHMU's Indigenous Art Market go directly to the artists.
* NHMU/University of Utah (“NHMU”) are not responsible for any sales. All sales are negotiated directly with the artist, who is operating independently from NHMU.