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7th Annual Artesian Arts Festival May 23 in Sulphur

SULPHUR, Okla. - The Chickasaw Nation will host the 2020 Artesian Arts Festival, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, May 23 at the Artesian Plaza in Sulphur.

This year marks the seventh iteration of this popular event.

The Artesian Arts Festival is a celebration of all types of art, with an emphasis on Native American art and artists. The Festival features diverse art media and a vast selection of visual art including paintings, basketry, jewelry, sculpture, metalworking, beadwork, textiles and pottery.

A wide variety of tribal dance demonstrations, musical entertainment, artist talks and food vendors will all be part of the event.

The Artesian Arts Festival has become one of the fastest growing events of its type in the country. In 2019 the Festival featured 125 elite Native American artists representing 19 tribes.

Open to the public at no charge, the Artesian Arts Festival welcomed more than 11,000 visitors to downtown Sulphur last year.

The Artesian Arts Festival happens at the Artesian Plaza, located 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.