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Our local businesses are busy preparing for the grand opening of the Central Mesa Light Rail Extension and we’re putting them all in one place for the night. Come show your support for local businesses located on light rail and preview what they have to off er while enjoying drinks and appetizers on us!
The 18th Annual Prescott Indian Art Market will be held on July 11 and 12, 2015. Nearly one hundred juried Native American artists showcasing sculpture, sandpainting, weaving, ceramics, painting, and jewelry will grace the grounds of the Sharlot Hall Museum. There will be colorful performances, educational demonstrations, and Indian fry bread daily. Open 10 am - 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission $10 general public, $8 museum members, children under 18 free. The Sharlot Hall Museum is at 415 W. Gurley Street, Prescott, AZ. For information, call 928.445.3122 or www.sharlot.org or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PIAM.4U
IFAM is a celebration of native art and the cultures that inspire it. It was born out of a positive movement by artists who want a voice in how their market is produced. IFAM is a juried art show and will include only the highest quality artwork. Also featured will be different cultural performance stages representing tribal diversity. Located at the Santa Fe Railyard.
Events will include:
IFAM Kickoff Glow Dance Party: Wednesday, August 20, 9pm-1am. The Den, Santa Fe. IFAM Art show and celebration: Thursday, August 21 - Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10am-5pm IFAM Stage: Thursday, August 21 - Friday, August 22, 2014, 12pm-8pm. Saturday, August 23, 2014 12pm-5pm
Helmed by Damian Charette of Tortuga Press, the Master Printer will lead you through the process of making monotype prints. When: Friday, April 18th, 6:30 - 8:30pm Fee: $40.00, includes materials, supplies, and refreshments. Reserve your space here, or call 480-330-6361 by April 14th. Stay tuned to catch the dates for our next workshops.
Learn From Award Winning Drum Maker Alex Maldonado
On March 8th we will start our run of artist workshops, creating new events each month. This time, we will be making hand drums, walking each participant through the steps to learn how to create their own. At the end of the class, each person leaves with their finished drum.
Arizona's Largest Indian Market Visitors get firsthand access to artists and can view and purchase handmade, authentic work by the best jewelers, sculptors, painters, potters, weavers, bead workers, katsina doll carvers and basket makers.
Indian Fair & Market is the museum’s largest annual fundraiser.
The Phoenix Fridas, Arizona’s popular, award-winning Latina art collective, are bringing a special sense of beauty, vision and wit to Second Friday Night Out, Feb. 14, 2014 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Two Hawks Gallery in downtown Mesa.
Though the gallery might be a little off the usual Second Friday art walk path, strollers just need to follow the hypnotic rhythm of drums. Gallery owners Alex and Nick Maldonado will be adding dramatic percussion to Two Hawks Gallery’s romantic gift offerings. The gallery is located at 213 W. Main Street, Mesa.
The Fridas will be in front of the gallery, selling handmade jewelry, paintings, prints and crafts tailored to be that special last-minute Valentine’s Day gift.
The group of artists last visited the East Valley in July 2012 and is looking forward to reconnecting to fans in the area, as well as making new ones.
“We never know who is going to turn up at our events,” said Carmen “Frida Beader” Guerrero. “Often our fans turn up dressed as our group’s muse, the late Frida Kahlo, which makes us so very happy.”
A resident of Mesa, Ms. Guerrero is a regular exhibiting artist at Two Hawks’ Second Friday. Other members of the Phoenix Fridas include Kathy Cano-Murillo, Emily Costello, Anita Mabante Leach, Gloria Casillas-Martinez, Analisa Serna, Monique Sanderson Mata, Diana Calderon, and Veronica Verdugo Lomeli.
Native American Art, Music and Dance at New Botanical Gardens in Downtown Carefree Arizona Live Performances Slated Throughout the Day
Award winning Native American art, music and dance are coming to downtown Carefree Arizona as Magic Bird Festivals presents the Carefree Indian Market and Cultural Festival.
The three-day Indian cultural festival takes place from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., January 24 – 26, at Carefree Desert Gardens, 101 Easy Street in downtown Carefree. Live performances are slated at 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. and 2 p.m., daily.
Rain or Shine! The 2014 Native American Arts Festival will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. and highlight the finest southwest Native American artists including traditional and contemporary Native American jewelry, pottery, basketry, weaving, katsinas, painting, and beadwork. The event includes a variety of Native American art, entertainment and learning opportunities. Admission fee is $5.00 per person, $3.00 students with I.D., children 12 and under admitted free.
We are pleased to announce that Two Hawks Art Studio & Gallery will have an interactive drum booth at the 37th annual Pueblo Grande Indian Market, December 14th-15th. With two, massive pow-wow drums, hand made by our big-boss-man himself, Alex Maldonado, and demonstrations by Palmer Lomakema and other local drum group singers, it is sure to be a fun slice of this awesome festival's metaphorical cake. Come out and make some noise with us.
Join us on the second Friday of the Month, December 13th, as we celebrate the Holidays & cold weather with gifts for everyone, on every wall. We will have our usual offerings, small treats, Mrs. Maldonado's much-loved tea, and some cider to be festive. We have hand made gourd and metal Christmas tree ornaments for every tree. Come out, 5-9pm, and celebrate with us.
Our Gallery is finally up and running and we are excited to announce we will be holding our Grand Opening on Friday, September 13th from 5-9pm. We found the location in Downtown Mesa, AZ, at 213 W Main Street, and instantly fell in love with it. Walls were torn down, moved, rebuilt and painted. We are finally able to display everything that we make, and more. On opening night we will be displaying not only my and Nick's art work but also a handful of our good friends: Damian Charette, Painter and print maker, Carmen and Zarco Guerrero, Jewelry and Mask Makers, Cathy Short, Photographer, and more. Please pass this info along to everyone you know so we can open Mesa's only Native American Owned and Operated Fine Art Gallery with a bang. We look forward to see you all there.