The two-day Indian Art Market provides a wonderful opportunity for the general public to share in the Indian cultural values and way of life that have been handed down from generation to generation. The festival features Native American art from artists all over the Southwest. Authentic art displayed at the market includes: jewelry, photography, pottery, paintings, Katsina carvings, sculptures, and tribal arts and crafts.
Chandler Indian Art Market Entertainment Schedule
Entertainment Provided by Indigenous Enterprise: indigenousenterprise.com/
Saturday, Oct. 8:
10:30 a.m. – Indigenous Enterprise, which includes Kenneth Shirley, CEO & world champion fancy dancer; Brandon Begay, men’s grass dance champion representing the Dinè (Navajo) nation; Ike Owens, champion grass dancer from Louisiana representing the Blackfeet and Navajo tribe; and Ty LodgePole, world class chicken dancer also representing the Dinè people.
11:30 a.m. - Rowie Shebala, Native American time lord poet of the Dinè tribe originally from White Cone, Ariz.
12:15 p.m. - Introduction of the Miss Indian AZ contestants
1:00 p.m. - Indigenous Enterprise
2:00 p.m. - Lehi (live art)
3:00 p.m. - Rae Steven Scott, champion singer and men's fancy dancer from the Dinè and Apache nation. Also, Rae has won championships all over America and Canada for his singing and has been dancing since he could walk.
4:00 - Indigenous Enterprise finale
4:45-5:45 p.m. - Meet, greet, and pictures with performers
Sunday, Oct. 9:
10:30 a.m. - Lehi (live art)
11:30 a.m. - Indigenous Enterprise featuring Rae Steven Scott
12:15 a.m. - Stage Gallery
1 p.m. - Fashion show
2 p.m. - Rowie Shebala, spoken poet
3 p.m. - Indigenous Enterprise finale
Now accepting vendor applications!!! Submit your vendor application online or by email. Please review vendor guidelines before you submit your application.
Miss Indian Arizona Scholarship Program
Saturday, October 8 - 7pm
Chandler Center for the Arts
250 N. Arizona Ave.
The Miss Indian Arizona Association is a nonprofit organization under the
sponsorship of the Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona. Association members work throughout the year to raise funds to produce the Scholarship Program, which provides scholarships to young American Indian women, allowing them to pursue their educational goals.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under the age of 12. To purchase call the Center for the Arts Box Office at 480-782-2680 or visit chandlercenter.org.
For more information about the Scholarship Program, volunteering, donations to the Miss Indian Arizona Association or event information, please visit missindianarizona.com.
The Chandler Indian Art Market and Miss Indian AZ Program are official Native American Recognition Days Events, aznard.org.