Artesian Arts Festival May 25 in downtown Sulphur
SULPHUR, Okla. - The annual 2019 Artesian Arts Festival will be Saturday, May 25 in downtown Sulphur. The festival will run from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. In its sixth year, the Artesian Arts Festival continues to expand and is fast becoming one of the most celebrated Indian art markets in the U.S.
Open to the public, over 100 artists from a variety of Native American cultures will display a diverse array of art media. More than 20 art disciplines will be represented at the event. Paintings, basketry, jewelry, sculpture, metalwork, beadwork, textiles and more will be presented at the festival.
Various art demonstrations and/or discussions will take place within the ARTesian Gallery & Studios. These will include such famed artists as Oklahoma and Chickasaw Hall of Fame inductee Mike Larsen.
Entertainment provided at no charge during the Artesian Arts Festival will include a children’s tent for make-and-take items and a senior arts and crafts booth. Two stages will provide a program of live performances. Tribal dance troupes will be on hand to perform throughout the day.
More than 15 food vendors will offer varied culinary delights. Shuttles will be available to transport patrons to and from the Chickasaw Cultural Center.
The Artesian Arts Festival takes place at the Artesian Plaza, adjacent to the Artesian Hotel and Spa, 1001 W. First Street in Sulphur.
For more information, contact Chickasaw Nation Arts & Humanities at (580) 272-5520 or email ArtistInfo@Chickasaw.net.
About the Artesian
Hosted by the Chickasaw Nation, the Artesian Arts Festival spotlights prominent Native artists from across the country. The event celebrates all types of art, with an emphasis on Native American works and artists.
Open to artists from all federally-recognized tribes, organizers accepted more than 100 artists representing 19 Native American tribes from eight states.
A wide variety of musical entertainment, tribal dance demonstrations, artist talks and food vendors accentuate the Artesian Arts Festival. Open to the public at no charge, the event welcomed more than 10,000 visitors to downtown Sulphur last year