The American Indian Art Show is coming back for its 34th year at the Marin Civic Center. The show offers some of the best examples of textiles, pottery, jewelry, basketry, paintings, and historic Native American objects, as well as Pre-Columbian and Spanish Colonial works, available on the market today. With over 100 exhibitors, viewers get a glimpse at not just the deep traditional and historic design elements as used in functional and ceremonial art, but how they are incorporated into the best of today’s fashion and decor. The distinctive artistry of the Alaskan and Northwest Coast peoples will also be for sale, including ancient wood and stone carvings, weavings, and paintings, as well as pottery works, fabrics, and jewelry. The often more subtle colors, beadwork, and lighter basketry and decorated hides of the Plains people capture stories of the nomadic life, which reemerge in the works found at the show by today’s Native sculptors, painters, and weavers. Echoes of old California, before the arrival of Europeans, are mostly apparent in the intricate basketry, always a major element of the show.
If You Go:
When: Saturday, February 17 to Sunday, February 18 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Marin Civic Center 10
Avenue of the Flags San Rafael
Event listing information available here