The Four Corners Indian Art Market at the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding, of course! Join the fun on Saturday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the heart of San Juan County’s Canyon Country.
Performances begin with an opening ceremony at 9:40. You’ll feel the energy as the Broken Pony Pow-wow Drum and Dancers from Salt Lake City take up the beat, followed by the Theodore Roosevelt High School Apache Crown Dancers, from Fort Apache, AZ.
At noon, national recording artist, James Bilagody of Tuba City, AZ, takes the stage to share his traditional and contemporary Navajo folk-rock and round dance songs.
Following the announcement of the art competition winners, the Qua Hola Singers from Hotevilla, AZ will share Hopi song and dance, followed by Blanding’s Desert Mountain Navajo Dancers, with an new line-up of traditional dances.
Master flute musician/magician, Aldean “Lightning Hawk” Ketchum will enchant the audience with his traditional Ute Mountain Ute songs passed on to him by his grandfather.
Rounding out the day, you won’t want to miss a chance to step-out with the White Mesa Bear Dancers and perhaps be the lucky recipient of a give-away!
Be sure to plan on spending the day, so as not to miss any of the excitement: taste-tempting treats from the food vendors, treasures from the silent auction, unique discoveries to wear, gift, or complement your home from over 40 booths of fine Native art.
Purchase an award-winning work of art, learn how to throw an ancient atlatl, discover how arrowheads are made, visit with an artist as she weaves her heritage into a basket or textile, learn how moccasins are crafted, chat with a Hopi carver as he shapes a cottonwood root into a doll. Have you ever eaten Hopi blue piki bread? If not, be sure to try a roll of piki from Antoinette George and watch the blue-batter become delicious, wafer-thin piki.
Children can discover some of the survival skills of ancient pueblo ancestors with activities provided by the NPS. While parents shop, kids can grind corn, make a clay pot, design their own petroglyph, or make a beaded bracelet to take home.
You can experience the energy and become part of the tradition. Join us in Blanding on Saturday, May 1 for a day of discovery and celebration. The 2010 Four Corners Indian Art Market. It’s all-free and all for you!
The 2010 Four Corners Indian Art Market is made possible by funding from San Juan County, Utah State Parks, the National Park Service: Hovenweep and Natural Bridges National Monuments, and our volunteers and local supporters.