An Extravaganza of Native Art: It's Time for the 7th Annual Cherokee Art Market in Tulsa

ICTMN Staff
10/13/12

While the Institute of American Indian Arts celebrates it's 50th Anniversary in Santa Fe, New Mexico this weekend, Tulsa will be alive October 13 and 14 with the sights and sounds of some of the finest Native American artwork in the country. Representing more than 150 elite artists from more than 45 different tribes across the nation, Native art will be displayed and sold at the Cherokee Art Market and includes beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures and textiles. In addition, guests will enjoy a variety of cultural demonstrations and the Art Tour of Tulsa, which introduces guests to Tulsa’s finest museums, the Gilcrease and Philbrook.
Art is a living component of Native American society. When you visit the annual Cherokee Art Market, Native artists from around the country will display and promote skills of their trade through unique cultural and artistic demonstrations. From flint knapping to storytelling, these demonstrations can help visitors develop a greater understanding of Native culture. All cultural demonstrations are complimentary with the purchase of a Cherokee Art Market admission ticket ($5 per person).

One of the fastest-growing events at the Cherokee Art Market is the annual Youth Competition. Open to children in the 6th through 12th grades, this event gives student artists an opportunity to showcase their work to the world.
The 7th Annual Cherokee Art Market is held at the Sequoyah Convention Center at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 West Cherokee Street, Catoosa, Oklahoma.

For all the details, including schedules, a list of appearing artists, directions and more, visit CherokeeArtMarket.com. For questions about visiting, you can also e-mail cherokee.tourism@cnent.com or call toll-free: (877) 779-6977.

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