Vol. LIII No. 8
August 2018

A Celebration of Native Art at 5th Annual Event

SULPHUR, Okla. - The Chickasaw Nation is hosting the 2018 Artesian Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 26 at the Artesian Plaza in Sulphur.

The Festival is celebrating its fifth year. The event has expanded annually and is now one of the fastest growing Native American art markets in the U.S.

A celebration of all types of art, with an emphasis on Native American art and artists, the Artesian Arts Festival features diverse art media and a variety of visual art including paintings, basketry, jewelry, sculpture, metalworking, bead work, textiles and pottery.

More than 115 elite artists representing 25 Native American tribes throughout the U.S. and Canada took part in the 2017 Artesian Arts Festival.

The Festival is open to artists from all federally-recognized tribes. Organizers are accepting up to 100 Native artists for the 2018 event.

A wide variety of musical entertainment, tribal dance demonstrations, artist talks and food vendors are also planned.

Open to the public at no charge, the Artesian Arts Festival welcomed more than 8,000 festival goers to downtown Sulphur last year.

The Artesian Plaza is adjacent to the Artesian Hotel and Spa, 1001 W. First Street, Sulphur.

For more information, please contact Chickasaw Nation Arts & Humanities at (580) 272-5525 or email artistinfo@chickasaw.net.