The Haskell Indian Art Market will return this year; the two-day event is this weekend – The Lawrence Times

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This weekend’s Haskell Indian Art Market will return for the first time since 2019, with jewelry, ceramics, carvings, paintings, clothing and other handmade works by Native American artists for sale.

The two-day market, hosted by Haskell Indian Nations University, is back after a three-year hiatus due to COVID-19. Attendees will be able to view and purchase original artwork as well as traditional Native American food such as Indian tacos.

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“It provides an economic opportunity for Native American artists as well as promotes cross-cultural understanding and exchange,” Steph Fernando, Haskell Indian Art Market coordinator, said of this weekend’s event. “The market also provides an opportunity for Haskell Indian Nations University, in particular, to showcase its staff, students and resources to the community, and to the extent possible, Haskell resources will be used to provide services, such as food and entertainment, for the market.

“We are grateful that our students came back and without their help this event would not have happened.”

The market is set for 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, September 3 and from 10 am to 5 pm on Sunday, September 4 at the Haskell Pow Wow Grounds, 2535 W. Perimeter Road in Lawrence. Live entertainment is scheduled for lunch, 2:00pm and 4:00pm on both days.

Both admission and parking will be free, but attendees are encouraged to bring cash to purchase items, as food vendors will only accept cash, Fernando said. Some artists may only accept cash, but others may offer other payment options. There will be an ATM on site for those who need it.

Organizers also note that no pets are allowed, with the exception of service animals, and masks are optional.

Crafters interested in selling at the market, as well as any Haskell students, clubs or organizations interested in working at the market, can email [email protected] or call 785-749-8467, for to ask. The market will also host last-minute art vendors on the day of, Fernando said.

For more information about the market and to stay updated, visit this link.

Lee Pakody Jr./Contribution Participants visit with an artist at the 2019 Indian Art Market in Haskell. (Lee Pahcoddy Jr./Attached photo)

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