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5th Annual Carefree Indian Market and Cultural Festival

January 22 - 24
10 AM - 5 PM Daily
Indian Market FestivalCarefree Desert Gardens, Easy Street, Carefree
This entirely free, weekend long event is one of Magic Bird's longest running shows. Now in its fifth year, the Carefree Indian Market and Cultural Festival has evolved into a benchmark cultural event featuring 100 highly-acclaimed artists, and thousands of traditional and contemporary designs.
A true celebration of Native American artisanship and intercultural understanding, many of the invited artists are validated under the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 for exhibitor authenticity. At the centerpiece of this year's show is an impressive lineup of featured artists and performers. Nelda Schrupp, a jeweler and sculptor of the Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation will display her ceremonial dance rattles and necklaces. Each of her designs is beautifully embellished with horse hair, natural stones, and other decorative elements. A National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Artist Fellow, Schrupp's work is widely recognized and showcased in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Dance and music performances will feature traditional Native American hoop dancing by world champions Brian Hammill of Native Spirit Productions and Moontee Sinquah. Attendees may also purchase a variety of sweet and savory selections in the Southwestern culinary food court.