NC Indigenous Artist Festival
Join us for a celebration of NC Indigenous artists working statewide. This event is planned in partnership with Native artists and leaders and involves hands-on art making, collaborative creations, demos, and performances. This event is open to all—come learn, meet the artists, and be inspired!
The day features the artistry of dance with Lumbee youth from the Pembroke Boys & Girls Club; a panel discussion on themes in contemporary Native art moderated by Nancy Strickland Fields, director of the Museum of the Southeast American Indian; a chance to learn traditional arts; and opportunities to buy directly from the makers themselves. The day concludes with a concert you won’t want to miss.
Schedule of activities
10 am–4 pm Artist vendor fair
10 am–noon, 2–4 pm Basketmaking workshops with Cindy Locklear
10 am–noon, 2–4 pm Collaborative clay activities inspired by Senora Lynch
10 am–12:30 pm Educator workshop with Vibrina Coronado
10 am–noon Nature journaling with Jesalyn Keziah
10:30 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm Gallery tours with Teen Arts Council
11 am–noon Hammered metals demonstrations with Harlen Chavis
Noon–1 pm Lumbee youth dancers from the Pembroke Boys & Girls Club under the direction of Reggie Brewer
1–2 pm Panel discussion, “Contemporary Traditionalists: Native Art 2023,” moderated by Nancy Strickland Fields with artists Senora Lynch, Nanibah Chacon, and Tom Farris. ASL interpreters provided
4–6 pm Free concert featuring Lakota John and Layla Locklear