TULSA, Okla. – A celebration of authentic Native art, Cherokee Art Market returns to Hard Rock Tulsa Oct 14-15. At one of the largest Native American art markets in the state, guests will enjoy the authentic work of 150 elite Native American artists from across the country.
“The list of artists accepted into the 2023 Cherokee Art Market is exceptional, and each year it grows stronger with more diversity in the categories and more tribal nations represented,” said Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. “Visitors will see the works of talented creators across Indian Country. We are so proud of this market – one of the most respected juried art markets in the nation – and what it means for our artisan community, as well as the local economic impact it provides annually.”
More than 40 tribes will be represented at the 18th annual Cherokee Art Market, with artwork ranging from beadwork, pottery, paintings, basketry, sculptures, textiles and more.Guests can meet directly with each juried artist and learn more about their work. In addition, the market will feature cultural demonstrations, presentations and conversations with some of the nation's top Native American artists each day. “As we approach nearly two decades of Cherokee Art Market, we can’t help but be incredibly proud of how this event has grown and evolved,” said Donna Tinnin, senior manager of programs and events for Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism. “One thing that has always stood out is our immersive cultural demonstrations that enhance the guest experience. This year we are expanding those efforts to include featured presentations and conversations with key industry stakeholders like our friends at the Indian Arts and Crafts Board. We look forward to providing an entertaining, educational and engaging experience for all.”
Participating artists also compete for their share of more than $75,000 in prize money and top honors and special recognition such as the Best of Show, Innovator Award, Culture Keeper and more awarded across nearly 30 categories.
An opening reception will be held in the Sky Room at Hard Rock Tulsa on Friday, Oct. 13, at 7 p.m. to welcome artists and announce winning work. The public is welcome to attend the reception for $35 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
Cherokee Art Market is presented by Cherokee Nation Businesses. Co-sponsors include Native American Art Magazine and Tulsa People.
The family-friendly event is open to the public 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Sequoyah Convention Center at Hard Rock Tulsa. Admission is only $5 at the door.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa is located off Interstate 44 at exit 240. For more information, visit www.hardrockcasinotulsa.com.