Inaugural Indian Market Kick-Off Event

Inaugural Indian Market Kick-Off Event

Phoenix, AZ, December, 2013 – Before heading out to the Indian Market on December 14 and 15, start the weekend off by attending the inaugural Indian Market Kick-Off Event taking place on Friday, December 13 at the Radisson Phoenix Airport Hotel.  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the evening’s program includes visual arts exhibits, live musical entertainment featuring local blues band Smokestack Lightning, and chicken-scratch band Gertie and the T.O. Boyz, a fashion show by designers Shayne Watson Designs, Cody Barker, jewelry by Marco Arviso, as well as ticket raffles and door prizes throughout the evening.  Tickets are only $20 at the door, with a limited number available on pueblogrande.org for pre-sale.  Cover includes hors d’oeuvres, entertainment, and there will be beer and wine available for purchase.

When asked why the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary added the Friday Kick-Off Event to the weekend festivities, Pueblo Grande Indian Market Chairman Norm Harai responded,

“There’s so much heart and planning that goes into producing the Market each year.   We really wanted to launch the weekend with a celebration that gives patrons a glimpse into what they will see, hear, feel and experience at the Market.  This kick-off event came together with the hard work of many individuals who have donated their talents in so many capacities.  We’re so proud to present such a special event and hope people will come out and celebrate American Indian culture with us.”

Tickets to the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary’s 37th Annual Indian Market will be available for purchase at the Friday Kick-Off Event.  The Indian Market boasts an array of enjoyable, participatory activities for children and adults.  The Indian Market will also feature exceptional American Indian music and dance, a variety of native foods, sweet and savory Indian fry breads, delicious cactus chili and other treats, authentic (real American Indian) fine art and collectibles as well as cultural exhibits.

The Auxiliary is proud to host the Indian Market on site at Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park.  The market will be held on the site of Pueblo Grande Museum at 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix.  Gates open at 9 a.m. both days and tickets are only $5 per person, with FREE entry for children ages 11 and under.  By hosting this event at the Museum the Auxiliary makes it all the more special by including Museum entrance (which is usually $6) as well as admission to the Indian Market for just $5.

Stay up to date with all things Indian Market #PGIM2013 by following Pueblo Grande Museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Blogger.  Use #PGIM2013 to let us know what you’re looking forward to at this year’s Market!

Radisson Hotel Airport Phoenix
427 N 44th St
Phoenix, AZ 85008
602-220-4400Pueblo Grande Museum
4619 E. Washington St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
The Museum is located on the Southeast corner of 44th St. and Washington

Museum Hours:  October through April – Monday to Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Sunday 1 to 4:45 p.m.  CLOSED Sunday and Monday May through September and most major holidays

Explore the Ancient Heart of Phoenix

Pueblo Grande Museum is located on a 1,000 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport.  This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix.  Easily accessible by the Sky Train and the Light Rail, the museum is open 7 days a week October through April, and closed Sundays and Mondays, May through September.  

A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses.  There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum.  The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the Pueblo Grande village site.  The children’s hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology.  And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history.  For authentic Native American gifts, art, and jewelry, the Museum Store has something for all tastes and budgets.
Throughout the year, Pueblo Grande Museum has programming for adults, children, and families, which include archaeology classes for kids, arts and crafts workshops, hikes, and lectures.  The Museum also holds annual events, such as the Indian Market, children’s summer programs, a Native Art & Rug Auction, Ancient Technology Day and more to please all ages and interests!

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