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Native Arts Expo

  • Gualala Arts Center and Grounds 46501 Old State Highway Gualala, CA, 95445 United States (map)

Native Arts Expo
presented by Global Harmony Series
Saturday, October 24, 8:00AM-6:00PM
Gualala Arts Center and Grounds, 46501 Old State Highway, Gualala
Adults $10, Youth 17 & under free with adult

Native American artists from a variety of fields will come together to showcase their talents and educate the general public on the broad scope of Native American artistic expression, including the struggles they face as modern native peoples and professionals.

Featuring traditional and modern storytelling and poetry, musical performances, basket weaving, and a host of art and craft vendors, the expo will serve to expose both artists with traditional and contemporary indigenous perspectives.

There will also be panel discussions on the challenges surrounding Native American identity, authenticity, and trademarking, as well as the issue of Native artists who do not work in traditional styles struggling to gain recognition and legitimacy for their work.

Traditional or not, the majority of Native Americans living today are dealing with disenfranchised tribes, cultural genocide, and loss of ancestral teachings for the younger generations. Through creative expression and sharing, these issues are brought to light in the art and voices of the people who are living here and now, redefining what it means to be Native American by their own terms.

Earlier Event: October 24
International Bake Bread for Peace Day