Mitchell Museum
of the American Indian

3001 Central Street
Evanston, IL 60201

2017 Native Fine Arts Holiday Market

& Artist Demonstrations



Friday, December 1 - Sunday, December 3

The Annual Native Fine Arts Holiday Market showcases a wide array of handcrafted artwork made by Native artists from across the country - a wonderful opportunity to find unique gifts for friends and family. Throughout the weekend, artist demonstrations will be held at the museum next door at the market. Come learn about traditional art techniques, resources, and material culture with demonstrations by native artists.

Participating artists include:

Cyndee Fox-Starr (Omaha/Odawa/Arikara): beadwork, moccasins, ribbon skirts/shirts

  • Artist demonstration of beadwork Saturday at 3:30pm and Sunday at 3:00pm

Mary J Holat (Sault Ste Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians): Spirit people, small bowls/plates

  • Artist demonstration of coiled ceramic "Spirit People" Saturday at 1:30pm and Sunday at 1:00pm

Nelson Garcia (Santo Domingo): metal and stone jewelry
Norma Robertson (Sisseton Wapehton) & Robert Wapahi (Santee Sioux): various beadwork, keychains, baby moccasins, pen and ink art

  • Artist demonstration of pen and ink "inklings" Sat. at 2:30pm and Sun. at 2:00pm

Sam Begay (Navajo): quillwork, jewelry, beading, clothing, blankets
Sharlyn Bokus (Choctaw/Navajo) of Sharlyn: turquoise/silver and beadwork, Choctaw baskets
Berre Enterprise: Navajo sand painting, Navajo silversmith jewelry
Native Visions: Santa Clara pottery, Jemez & Acoma pottery, Lakota dolls, Navajo Zuni jewelry, Santa Domingo jewelry
And The Crow: Zuni fetish, Cheyenne baby moccasins, Zuni and Santo Domingo jewelry, Navajo art


                        Holiday Market Event Details



                 3009 Central Street, Evanston (next to museum)     

Preview Party:

Friday, December 1
6:00pm - 8:00 PM

Preview Party Admission: $25 / $20 members

Holiday Market:

Saturday, December 3

10:00am - 5:00pm

Sunday, December 4

Noon - 4:00pm

Holiday Market Admission: Free.

Artist demonstrations are held next door in the

museum’s library are included with regular museum admission.                                

For more information, contact the museum at 847.475.1030, or click here to email Visitor Services.


Tuesday – Saturday:
10am – 5pm
Thursday: 10am – 8pm
Sunday: 12pm – 4pm

Adults: $5.00
Children, students, teachers,
Mitchell Members: FREE
Tribal Members: FREE


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