24th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts and Culture
Member Preview May 23, 2014
Public Festival May 24
25, 2014

Festival Schedule

Share in language, life ways and traditions of more than 40 Zuni artists at “Journey to the Center Place,” the 24th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts & Culture, Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Museum of Northern Arizona, 3101 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff.

Ticket prices are $10 adults, $9 seniors (65+), $7 students (with ID), $6 American Indians (10+), and $6 youth (10-17). The festival is presented by the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) in partnership with the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center (AAMHC) in Zuni, N.M.

Patrons will enjoy two days of authentic food, artist demonstrations, musical performances by the Zuni Pueblo Band and traditional dancing by the Nawetsa Family Dancers. In addition, AAMHC film screenings and Heritage Insight talks by Zuni educators and scholars showcase the practices and beliefs of Zuni life including identity, emergence and migration beliefs, worldviews, values and current day issues on the Zuni Indian Reservation.

The intricate and distinctive talent of Zuni fine artists will be represented by potters, colored stone and silver jewelers, stone fetish carvers, wood Koko carvers, beaders and ceremonial sash weavers.

“We welcome our friends from Zuni Pueblo and the A:shiwi A:wan Museum and Heritage Center to Flagstaff to share with us their language, history, art and concepts of the world and the life in it,” said MNA President and CEO Dr. Robert Breunig.

“The Zuni remind us of their deep history and connections to the landscape of Northern Arizona and the Colorado Plateau, including their migrations through the Flagstaff area, and the continuing vitality and creativity of their culture. This festival is truly one of the highpoints of the year at the museum.”

For more information about the 24th Annual Zuni Festival of Arts & Culture, visit musnaz.org. Information is also available by phone at 928.774.5213.

Upcoming Festivals
The 24th Annual Zuni Festival of Art and Culture is part of MNA's Heritage Program.  Make plans now to attend these upcoming festivals!

81st Annual Hopi Festival of Arts and Culture — Saturday, July 5 and Sunday, July 6, 2014
65th Annual Navajo Festival of Arts and Culture — Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3, 2014
11th Annual Celebraciones de la Gente — Saturday, October 25 and Sunday, October 26, 2014

Photo Credits:
Top: Nikkie and Brittney daakie, Nawetsa Family Dancers
Photo by Michele Mountain © 2012 MNA

Lower: Artists Yolanda Laate and Loren Panteah show their jewelry to festival visitors
Photo by Michele Mountain © 2010 MNA

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