Photo courtesy of Natural History Museum of Utah

This weekend, visitors to the Natural History Museum of Utah will have the opportunity to meet Native American artists from around the country at the Indian Art Market, as they display, sell and share their work.

The market is this weekend, Oct. 12–13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in the Canyon and outside plaza. Artists will be selling their breathtaking jewelry, beadwork, sculptures, paintings and more.

It’s a unique opportunity for the community to meet these renowned artists, see and purchase top-rate artwork and hear the stories behind each piece,” says Suzanne Ruhlman, Natural History Museum Store Manager, who is responsible for the creation of the Indian Art Market. “Our beautiful building is the perfect backdrop to showcase this work and we hope visitors will check out the museum’s Native American collection while they are here as well.”

Among the artists attending, several are from Utah including Navajo basket weaver Anderson Black, Navajo painter Gill Scott and Northern Ute beader Mariah Cuch. The Indian Art Market will also be juried with awards being presented for Best in Show.


Artwork by Navajo painter Gill Scott. Photo Courtesy of Natural History Museum of Utah

The market will also include a drum circle and live flute music, as well as a collector's talk providing an opportunity to learn from experts about collecting. Art and artifacts from the Museum's permanent collection will also be displayed both days at 2:30 p.m.

The Indian Art Market is free to attend and all other exhibits will be under the regular museum admissions.