Muscogee (Creek) Nation Hosts First Annual Mvskoke Art Market

“Silver Eagle Coin Gorget” by artist Kenneth Johnson (Mvskoke/Seminole). Johnson is participating in the Mvskoke Art Market this year.

Over sixty artists from across the country will participate in the inaugural event

Kemp Image 3 Deb Haaland“Deb Haaland”, acrylic painting on canvas, by artist Randy Kemp (Mvskoke/Choctaw). Kemp will have new works available at the inaugural Mvskoke Art Market(Tulsa, okay) The Muscogee Nation is set to host its first-ever Mvskoke Art Market on April 23-24, 2022 at the River Spirit Casino Resort. An array of artwork will be offered and displayed, such as paintings, jewelry, pottery, sculpture and textiles as well as other contemporary and traditional pieces by over sixty artists from across the United States. The judging of the pieces in competition will take place on April 22. with awards and prizes for Best in Show, Mvskoke Heritage Award and Judges Award as well as the best places for each artistic category.

“Our artists are the guardians of culture within our tribal nations.” said ShaVon Agee of the Muscogee Nation Cultural Center and Archives Department who are assisting in the planning and execution of this inaugural event. Agee added: “Our artists are such an important part of our communities in that they bring us all together through their works. We felt it was our responsibility to honor them and provide a way for them to exhibit and continue to share their works with people. Father and daughter duo Randy and Rykelle Kemp are two of Mvskoke’s star performers this year. They say this event is a time to celebrate the people of Mvskoke, “The inaugural Mvskoke Art Market 2022 is here, a fresh start and a fresh start. A celebration of culture, language and the arts…. the celebration of our people Mvskoke. We hope everyone will come and celebrate with us on this day!

The Art Market will open its doors on Saturday, April 23rd at 10:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public. Participating artists’ spotlights were featured on the official Mvskoke Art Market Facebook page and can be viewed at www.facebook.com/mvskokeartmarket. For more information, visit their page on the Muscogee Nation website at: www.muscogeenation.com/mvskokeartmarket.

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