Gilbert art lovers welcome to Native American Fine Arts Festival

January 2, 2014 by  

The city of Litchfield Park is inviting the people of Gilbert to attend its 22nd annual Litchfield Park Native American Fine Arts Festival taking place very soon.

Both contemporary and traditional Southwest Native American art will be displayed. This year’s theme centers round the influence and importance of carving as it pertains to Native American art. Free-to-attend Native American teaching presentations and demonstrations will occur throughout the festival and local, regional, national, and international Native American entertainment will grace the stage.

The Artist Selection Committee has extended invitations to 150 expert Native American exhibitors who excel in areas like painting and print, making it likely to be of interest to anyone working for a graphic design or printing company. Other merchandise available for sale will include pottery, jewelry, weaving, beadwork, sculptures, baskets, and Hopi katsina dolls.

The committee has made an effort to include a balance of tribes represented and types of artwork. If this year is anything like the last few years, over 4,000 people will attend. Five to eight food booths will provide the crowd with authentic Native American cuisine, while children’s crafts will be available to keep the little ones occupied.

The location of this event is the center of Litchfield at Litchfield Elementary School grounds, 255 E. Wigwam Blvd. Litchfield Park. It takes place January 11 – 12 from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. The juried artwork Competition and Awards reception will be held January 10. There is a fee of $5 per adult, and children 12 and under get in free.