12th annual event returns to Tulsa Oct. 14-15
TULSA – The 12th annual Cherokee Art Market, featuring more than 150 elite Native American artists from across the nation, returns to Tulsa Oct. 14-15 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
The Cherokee Art Market is one of the largest Native American art shows in the state and one of the finest Native American art markets in the country.
More than 50 tribes are represented at the annual event that includes artwork available for purchase. Pieces include beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures and textiles.
As part of the two-day event, there will be cultural demonstrations open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Demonstrations include shell jewelry, screen printing, katsina dolls, sculptures, Native fashion, gourd art, painting, storytelling and music.
Artists are competing for their share of $75,000 in prize money awarded across 25 categories.
An opening reception will be held in the Sky Room on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. to welcome artists and award prize money. The public is welcome to attend the reception for $25 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
Best of Show for the 11th annual Cherokee Art Market was awarded to Glenda McKay, Ingalik-Athabascan, for her seal-skin basket “Ingalik Charm Basket (Traditional).”
Cherokee Art Market is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sequoyah Convention Center at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Admission is $5 per person. For more information about the Cherokee Art Market, visit www.cherokeeartmarket.com. Media sponsors include Native American Art Magazine and Tulsa People.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. For more information, visit www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or call (800) 760-6700.
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