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

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The Haskell Indian Art Market will return this weekend for the first time since 2019, featuring jewelry, pottery, carvings, paintings, clothing and other handmade pieces from Native American designers at sale.

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

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

“We are grateful to have our students back and without their help this event would not take place.”

The market is scheduled for 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, September 3 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, September 4 at Haskell Pow Wow Grounds, 2535 W. Perimeter Road in Lawrence. Shows are scheduled at noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on both days.

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 only accept cash, but others may offer other payment options. An ATM will be available on site for those who need it.

Organizers also note that pets are not 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 to inquire. The market will also accept last-minute, same-day art sellers, Fernando said.

For more market information and to stay up to date, visit this link.

Lee Pahcoddy Jr. / Contribution Attendees visit an artist at the 2019 Haskell Indian Art Market. (Lee Pahcoddy Jr./Added Photo)

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