81st Annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture
Member Preview July 4, 2014
Public Festival July 5
6, 2014

2014 Festival Schedule

More than 60 award-winning artists and presenters from the Hopi villages in Northern Arizona will bring cultural traditions and talents to the Museum of Northern Arizona for the 81st Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff.

Festival ticket prices are $10 adult, $9 senior (65+), $7 student (with ID), $6 American Indian (10+), and $6 youth (10-17). The event is sponsored by the Arizona Commission on the Arts with funding from the state of Arizona and the National Endowment on the Arts, Arizona Humanities Council, Flagstaff Arts Council, and the City of Flagstaff/BBB Revenues.

A Fourth of July tradition since the 1930s, the Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture is the oldest Hopi show in the world. Attendees will enjoy two days of authentic food, artist demonstrations, musical performances by artist in residence Ed Kabotie and his band Tha ’Yoties, dancing by the Tsootro Hopi Dance Group and a not-to-be missed children’s area that will entertain the young at heart with take-home crafts related to Hopi culture. Heritage Insight programs by Hopi educations, scholars and artists highlight ancestry, migration and efforts made to preserve language and agricultural traditions.

“For 81 years, the Museum and Hopi artisans, native scholars and performers have collaborated on a rich presentation of Hopi life and culture for the public,” said Dr. Robert Breunig, President & CEO of the Museum of Northern Arizona. “This event provides a great opportunity to learn about aspects of Hopi life directly from artists and presenters.”

Festival attendees can peruse and purchase thousands of distinct art pieces from emerging and master Hopi artists including jewelry, paintings, katsina dolls, baskets, rattles and pottery at a wide range of prices.

“The Museum’s Heritage Program festivals offer a balance of ancient and modern cultural presentations, performances and activities,” said Linda Martin, Heritage Program Manager at the Museum of Northern Arizona. “Each provides insight into the peoples living on the Colorado Plateau and in the Four Corners region. The Hopi festival is a wonderful event to meet and buy directly from the artists, learn the cultural significance behind their work and spend a day or two immersed in the history and artistry of the tribe.”

A members’ preview will be held Friday, July 4, from 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., and includes a juried arts award ceremony, silent auction, and first opportunity to purchase artwork from participating artists. To become a member of the Museum of Northern Arizona, call (928) 774-5213, ext. 253.

The Museum of Northern Arizona is located three miles from historic downtown Flagstaff on scenic highway 180 to the Grand Canyon.

Become a member today in time to attend the Hopi Festival Members’ Preview, Arts Award Ceremony, and Silent Auction on the Friday, July 4. For more information, go to musnaz.org/support/membership or call 928/774-5213.

Program Sponsors

Upcoming Heritage Program Festivals
65th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture: August 2-3, 2014
10th Annual Celebraciónes de la Gente: October 25-26, 2014

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