2019 Calendar of Events
April 13th and 14th: Contemporary Native Arts Festival! This inaugural signature event of The Smoki Museum celebrates the talents of today’s Native people. It will be held on the museum campus, at Ken Lindley Park, at the Grace M Sparkes Memorial Activity Center, and on Arizona Avenue. With a powwow hosted by the Granite Mountain Gourd Society, a Fashion Show, the Mr. and Miss Southwest Two-Spirit Pageant, an art contest, special exhibits, skateboard artists, tattoo artists, vendors, and more, there is something for everyone! Admission is $5 per person per day. Kids under 12 are free, no other discounts may be used for this very special event. For more information on how to register to participate click here.
FOR THE FESTIVAL SCHEDULE CLICK HERE! DON'T MISS OUT!
April 21st the museum will be closed for Easter.
April 27th and 28th: Mata Ortiz Show & Sale featuring Lucy Mora and Lorenso Bugarini. Join us in the museum for demonstrations throughout the day! You will see our artists creating pottery, painting, and even a firing right on the museum grounds. In addition, beautiful Mata Ortiz pottery from many of the village’s potters will be available for sale at the lowest prices in the Southwest!
Mid-May: Journeys in Spirit Native American Show at the ‘Tis Gallery features some of the most collectible American Indian artists of the Southwest.
June and July: Backpack Drive. This community outreach program provides backpacks and school supplies to Native students in tribal communities. Donations of supplies or money may be dropped off at the museum during regular business hours.
June 29th: Indian Games at 2 PM in the Pueblo Building. This family event for museum volunteers and members brings us together in celebration of fun and friendship. We share a potluck meal, play, wager, and earn unique prizes while we learn traditional games of Native cultures.
July 13th: Special Exhibit Opening at 1 PM. This exhibit honors Annie Dodge Wauneka (1910-1997) and her amazing career as a Navajo politician and advocate for improved health care for her people. Annie was the first woman voted into office in the Navajo Nation and the first Native American to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
July 20th: Consignment Market 10 AM-2 PM. This sale features items from our members’ and the public’s collections. What results are fabulous deals on Nativemade and Southwest-themed items. Fixed prices, so there’s no bidding required!
Beautiful Native-made and other Southwestern items will be available at unbeatable prices at the Consignment Market only at The Smoki Museum! Open to the public and free admission!
Consignments will be accepted June 24-27 from 11 AM to 3 PM. Please call the museum and leave a message to schedule an appointment.
August 17th: Smoki People Reunion at 5PM in the Pueblo Building. This potluck dinner is by invitation only.
September 13th & 14th: Annual Fall Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction. The art auction is at 5 PM on the 13th. The main event is on the 14th, with the preview beginning at 9AM and the auction at noon.
September 20th -22nd: Prescott Powwow at Watson Lake. The Smoki Museum is a proud sponsor of this annual event of the Granite Mountain Gourd Society to which the community is invited.
October 14th: Indigenous People’s Day. Admission is free for everyone and Native artists will demonstrate their skill and sell their artworks; 10 AM-4 PM.
October 27th: Dia de los Muertos Celebration from 11 AM to 3 PM. Mariachis, traditional Mexican dancers, and more are featured at this FREE community event!
November and December: Elder Winter Clothing Drive. This community outreach program provides warm winter clothing to elderly people in tribal communities. Donations of new or gently used adult winter clothing may be dropped off at the museum during regular business hours.
November 9th: First Fire Fall Fundraiser at 5 PM. Enjoy a catered dinner by a warm fire, watch authentic Native entertainment, bid on silent auction treasures, and support your museum. Reservations are $65.
November 14th & 15th: Christmas Indian Art Market 10 AM - 4 PM in the Pueblo Building. For more information click here.
December 2nd-15th: Annual Member’s Sale. Members receive a 20% discount on most items in the Trading Post!
December 14th and15th: Christmas Indian Art Market 10AM-4 PM in the Pueblo Building. Buy authentic and buy direct.
December 27th: Storytellers at Smoki, 11 AM -3 PM. Enjoy Native storytelling, homemade cookies, and hot apple cider by the warmth of the Pueblo Building fireplace. There’s no extra charge for this family event. Regular admission rates apply.
April 18 - 19
Contemporary Native Arts Festival...for more information click here.