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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

American Indian Crafts Events in Nevada

Learn about Nevada’s American Indian culture at one of several events showcasing native artwork scheduled this fall. 
Beadwork, baskets, jewelry, quilts, paintings and other items made by American Indian artisans will be displayed — and in some cases sold — in November and December.
American Indian tribes throughout Nevada share information about crafts shows, powwows and other cultural events open to the public through Indian Territory, a nonprofit organization that promotes and markets tribal activities and enterprises.
American Indian arts events scheduled this fall include:
Contemporary Arts and Crafts from the Powwow Tradition, an exhibit organized by the Nevada Arts Council, is on display through December 21 at the Charleston Heights Art Center, 800 S. Brush St. in Las Vegas. A public reception for the exhibit, with a performance by the Las Vegas Native Dancers from the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe, runs from 6 to 8pm. The exhibit, part of the NAC’s Traveling Exhibition Program, will move to the Clark County Museum in Henderson from January 6 to May 6, 2012, and then to the Marjorie Barrick Museum on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus from May 16 to September 13, 2012. Details: 702-229-1012.
Annual Holiday Faire, 9am to 5pm November 12 and from 10am to 2pm November 13 at the Stewart Community Center, 465 Clear Creek Ave. in Carson City. Items crafted by Washoe tribal members and others, including beadwork, jewelry, lamps, quilts, blankets and ceramics, will be for sale. Admission to event, which will feature 20-25 vendors, is free. Details: Debi Jones, 775-313-4871.
After-Thanksgiving Native American Arts and Crafts Sale, 10am to 6pm November 25 and 26 at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony gymnasium, 34 Reservation Road in Reno. Beadwork, baskets, hand-crafted items, blankets and other items made by Paiute Indians and other tribes will be for sale. Baked goods and Indian tacos also will be available at the event. Admission into the sale is free. Details: Janice Gardipe, 775-329-6114.
Tommo Craft Fair, 10am to 6pm December 16 and 17 at the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony, 34 Reservation Road in Reno. Around 25 American Indian artisans will offer beaded items, quilts, paintings, jewelry, baked goods and more. Admission into the sale is free. Details: Henrietta Tobey, 775-336-8896 (after 5 p.m.) or Joanne Bill, 775-560-9965.
Learn about American Indian events throughout the state at the Indian Territory website, www.nevadaindianterritory.com.
For more information about top events in Nevada take a look at the Top Events USA selection of the annual main festivals and events in Nevada.