Native Art Market at NMAI: Where to Begin Your Holiday Shopping

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Begin your holiday shopping at the National Museum of the American Indian’s 2022 Native Art Market 

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian will host its annual Native Art Market Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 3–4, in Washington, D.C., featuring works from more than 30 Indigenous artists from the Western Hemisphere. The weekend event offers a unique shopping opportunity for visitors to purchase traditional and contemporary works—including beadwork, jewelry, paintings, photography, pottery, and sculpture—by award-winning and innovative Indigenous artists.  

The market will be located in the museum’s Potomac Atrium and open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day. 

Start you holiday shopping at NMAI’s Native Art Market. Courtesy Photo courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian.

During this year’s event, art lovers and the community can learn about Native arts and cultures. The market features emerging, innovative, multi-talented and critically acclaimed artists representing 26 Indigenous nations.  

The Roanoke Museum Store will also be open as usual, offering Indigenous items illustrating how different artists interpret cultural traditions and art forms. Located 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. 

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Participating artists include: 

Jolene Bird (Santo Domingo Pueblo) | Peter Boome (Upper Skagit) | Jared Chavez (San Felipe Pueblo) | Phyllis Coonsis (Zuni Pueblo) | Sam Dimmick (Inuit) | Neeko Garcia (Navajo) | Wayne Gaussoin (Picuris Pueblo/Diné) | Porfirio Gutierrez (Zapotec) | Susan Hudson (Navajo) | Donald Johnston (Qagan Tayagungin) | George Levi (Southern Cheyenne) | Halcyon Levi (Southern Cheyenne) | Heather Levi (Kiowa) | Katrina Mitten (Miami Tribe of Oklahoma) | Morris Muskett (Diné) |  Jhane Myers (Comanche/Blackfeet) | Madeline Naranjo (Santa Clara Pueblo) | Earl Plummer (Navajo) | Gerry Quotskuyva (Hopi) | Tessa Robledo (Comanche/Kiowa) | Rain Scott (Pueblo of Acoma) | Penny Singer (Navajo) | Marvin Slim (San Felipe Pueblo/Navajo) | Courtney Smith (Chickasaw) | Naomi Smith (Chippewas of Nawash) | Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai Apache Nation) | Wanesia Misquadace Spry (Minnesota Lake Superior Chippewa) | Eugene Tapahe (Diné) | Arielle Tsinigine (Diné) | Darrick Tsosie (Jemez Pueblo) | Felix Vigil (Jicarilla Apache) | Kathleen Wall (Jemez Pueblo) | Regina Waters (Otoe-Missouria) | Kathy Whitman-Elk Woman (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Nation) 



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