Southwest Indian Art Fair 2014
The 2014 Southwest Indian Art Fair is set for February 22 and 23! Artist information will be available in the summer. Information for visitors will begin to be updated later this year. The following information is from our previous event. We have left this information here so that you can get a feel for what the event is like.
Daniel Vander Ploeg
Photo by Jannelle Weakly
The Southwest Indian Art Fair (SWIAF) will be celebrating its 20th year on February 23–24, 2013, an important milestone for Arizona State Museum’s most important and popular event. Since the close of SWIAF 2012, we have combed through artist and visitor surveys to assess the impact of the fair and to gain insight into how we can make it more successful. In 2012, SWIAF attracted over 6,500 visitors to admire—and spend over $1.5 million on—the work of 200 artists from the Southwest. Additionally, through our annual juried competition, artists took home over $11,000 in prize money in 20 different award categories. Looking to 2013 and beyond, we plan to grow these numbers through targeted marketing and by providing new educational programs, demonstrations, and performances. Most importantly, SWIAF will continue its focus on cross-cultural communication and appreciation that has always set it apart.
While the museum can provide an engaging venue for the fair, visitors come primarily to see the high caliber of art and the talented and dedicated artists who make this fair such an enriching and interesting experience for our visitors. With this in mind, I hope that you will apply so that we can continue to make this fair better together.
If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me by email or by phone at 520-626-5886.
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