Eiteljorg Virtual Indian Market features 100 Native artists, performances June 14-28

INDIANAPOLIS –The Eiteljorg Museum’s 29th annual Indian Market and Festival this year will be a virtual experience, where guests can shop online for beautiful jewelry, pottery, paintings and other artworks created by 100  Native American and First Nations artists from the U.S. and Canada. Running from June 14 to 28, the Virtual Indian Market features music, dance performances and cultural presentations, including Grammy Award-winning musician Joanne Shenandoah (Oneida). This year’s event is entirely free. Eiteljorg.org/IndianMarketandFestival is the online hub to shop for Native artworks directly from the artists, enjoy the performances, download family activities and learn more about Native artists and their cultures. First held in 1993, the Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival has a national reputation as one of the nation’s top Native art markets. Artists are invited to participate through a juried selection and must be members of a federally or state recognized tribe. “The Eiteljorg Virtual Indian Market presents an outstanding opportunity to buy one-of-a-kind, hand-made fine art – conveniently, from the comfort of home – while supporting Native American artists in their artistic careers,” Eiteljorg President and CEO John Vanausdall said. “Cultural experiences, including Native American music and dance performances and storytelling, are important parts of Virtual Indian Market.” Fans can find a complete schedule and watch all the free performances at Eiteljorg.org/IndianMarketandFestival.

Gathering of Nations Pow Wow, April 23 & 24, 2021, a virtual online festival

The Gathering of Nations Limited announces the dates for the 2021 Gathering of Nations Pow Wow scheduled for April 23 & 24, 2021, a virtual online festival. Featured will be Live zoom competition Native dancing in various dance categories and styles, The Virtual Indian Traders Market, Miss Indian World Presentation, Special Guest, Live and Prerecorded interviews, insider looks behind the scenes of Gatherings of Nations, replays of exciting special dance contest. Concluding both days will feature classic music performances from Stage 49 and the GON – ZOOM Dance Party to end each evening. A gallery like photo display will be presented in Albuquerque on digital billboards throughout the city, April 19 -25. A particular moment will take place on Saturday April 24, 2021 with a memorial to those lost to the Corona Virus Pandemic. The online virtual Zoom Powwow will begin each day, April 23 & 24, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. mountain time. The event is open to all.   More information can be found here: https://www.gatheringofnations.com/

Exhibits and events at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis

The Eiteljorg Museum in downtown Indianapolis. Image by Zach Malmgren, courtesy of the Eiteljorg Museum

A current exhibition, the first rotation of Powerful Women: Contemporary Art from the Eiteljorg Collection, is open now until March 21. It features contemporary art by Native American women contemporary artists. A second rotation of Powerful Women opens April 18 and will continue through Oct. 3, 2021. It will feature contemporary art by a diverse group of women contemporary artists, including Native American, African American, Latino, Asian American and European American women artists. The exhibition is included with regular Eiteljorg admission. For ticket information, visit www.eiteljorg.org/visit or call 317-636-WEST.