Cherokee Art Market returns to Hard Rock

BY STAFF REPORTS
09/28/2017 12:00 PM
CATOOSA, Okla. – The 12th annual Cherokee Art Market, featuring more than 150 elite Native American artists from across the nation, returns Oct. 14-15 to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

The Cherokee Art Market is one of the largest Native American art shows in the state and one of the finest Native art markets in the country.

More than 50 tribes are represented at the event that includes artwork available for purchase. Pieces include beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures and textiles.

As part of the two-day event, there will be cultural demonstrations open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Demonstrations include shell jewelry, screen printing, kachina dolls, sculptures, Native fashion, gourd art, painting, storytelling and music.

Artists are competing for their share of $75,000 in prize money awarded across 25 categories.
An opening reception will be held at 7 p.m. on Oct 13 in the Sky Room to welcome artists and award prize money. The public is welcome to attend the reception for $25 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Best of Show for the 2016 Cherokee Art Market was awarded to Glenda McKay, Ingalik-Athabascan, for her seal-skin basket “Ingalik Charm Basket (Traditional).”

Cherokee Art Market is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sequoyah Convention Center. Admission is $5 per person. For more information, visit www.cherokeeartmarket.com. The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. For more information, visit www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com or call 1-800-760-6700.

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