The annual art and crafts market of museum quality works by Native American artists and craftsmen is at the National Museum of the American Indian this weekend, December 1st and 2nd. Choose from silver, semi-precious jewelry, ceramics, masks, hand-woven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls dressed in Native regalia, clothing crafted from hand-woven fabrics, and paintings, prints, sculpture and more. The holiday market is free — as is the museum, a NYC branch of the Smithsonian.
There’s also a ticketed preview party Friday, Nov. 30 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., with Native foods and wines and a demonstration by award-winning beadworker Juanita Growing Thunder of the Assiniboine-Sioux. Click here to buy tickets, which are partly tax deductible. The Art Market also is being held December 1 and 2 at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Museum website
photo is the Thunderbird Amererican Indian Dancers, who often perform at the National Museum of the American Indian in NYC.