The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will host its annual Native Art Market Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 1–2, in Washington, D.C., featuring works from 35 Native artists. The two-day event offers a unique opportunity for visitors to purchase traditional and contemporary artworks—including silver and semiprecious jewelry, ceramics, fine apparel, handwoven baskets, traditional beadwork, dolls, paintings, prints and sculpture—by some of the finest Native American artists from across the hemisphere. The market will be located in the museum’s Potomac Atrium and open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day.
During the museum’s 13th annual Native Art Market in Washington, art lovers and the community can learn about Native arts and cultures. This year features emerging, innovative, multi-talented and critically acclaimed artists representing more than 30 Indigenous nations. A complete artist listing is available below and on the museum’s website.
The museum will host a members’ preview Friday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. Members of the museum will have the first chance to meet this year’s artists and shop before the market opens to the public. No tickets required; admission is free.
The Roanoke Museum Store will also be open as usual, offering Native American items illustrating how different artists interpret cultural traditions and art forms. On the museum’s second level, the store features jewelry, textiles and other works by Native artisans; souvenirs; and children’s books and toys. The name “Roanoke” reflects the importance of waterways to Native commerce and alludes to the shells once used as currency by local Native peoples.