Cherokee Nation hosts major Native American art market
7th annual Cherokee Art Market features more than 130 artists from across the nation
TULSA, Okla. — Art enthusiasts are gathering at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa as more than 130 Native American artists from across thenation display their work during the seventh annual Cherokee Art Market on Oct. 13-14, 2012.
Admission to the family-friendly market is $5 per person and free for Cherokee Star Rewards Club members. The Cherokee Art Market is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.
“The Cherokee Art Market has become one of the premier Native American art shows in the United States, which is a testament to the flourishing talent and abilities of the artists,” said Bill John Baker, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. “The show continues to provide Native American artists with a venue to feature their art and generate an income from a substantial number of art collectors and general enthusiasts from around the country.”
Collectors and art lovers can view and purchase the world’s finest Native American artwork, representing more than 45 different tribes, in mediums such as beadwork, pottery, painting, basketry, sculptures and textiles during the annual market. Guests can also enjoy a variety of cultural demonstrations and performances during the market.
An awards reception will be held on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7 p.m. in The Sky Room in honor of the Cherokee Art Market winners. More than $75,000 in overall prize money will be awarded across 20 categories. The public is welcome to attend the awards reception, and tickets are available for $25 per person. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
More than 5,000 guests attended last year’s art market, and with growing anticipation for this year’s event, organizers are expecting an even greater turnout.
The seventh annual Cherokee Art Market will take place at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, 777 West Cherokee Street, Catoosa, OK 74015.
Registering to become a Cherokee Star Rewards Club member is quick, easy and free. Guests simply visit the Star Rewards Club to sign up.
Cherokee Star Rewards Clubmembers are reaping more rewards than ever before from playing while using their cards. Not only are they eligible for special promotions reserved exclusively for members, they’re also racking up points each time they play. Members can use their points for Rewards Play or to purchase promotional entries, food, drinks, hotel room and golf at any of the Cherokee Casino participating locations.
To purchase tickets, obtain entry forms or receive additional information on the Cherokee Art Market, please call (918) 384-6990 or visit www.CherokeeArtMarket.com.
For information on the Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism program, please call (877) 779-6977 or visit www.CherokeeTourismOK.com.