Inaugural Cherokee Art Market This Weekend

Cherokee Casino Resort at Interstate 44 and 193rd E. Ave. will play host to nearly 200 Native American artists from across the country during the Cherokee Art Market, Oct. 13 – 15.

A gala art reception kicks off the weekend of events and will award $75,000 in art competition prize money. The reception will include music, a silent auction, cash bar and food, and attendees include the artists participating in the market.

The gala art reception ticket stub will allow admission to a special pre-showing of the art market at 9 a.m. on Oct. 14. Admission to the gala is $20 per person, and tickets may be purchased at the door.

The Cherokee Art Market is free and open to the public Oct. 14 – 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Held under tents in the north parking lot of Cherokee Casino Resort, a wide array of Native American artwork will be on display and for sale. Living art will be prominently featured as well. There will be storytelling, basket weaving and traditional Native American music.

Fifty-four tribes will be represented at the Cherokee Art Market, ensuring a diverse selection of artwork.

“Our mission is to foster appreciation for Native American art from all nations,” said Chad Smith, Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Tulsa Mayor Kathy Taylor, Flintco Companies Chair Robin Flint-Ballenger, former Oklahoma Congressman Brad Carson and his wife Julie and Tennessee Titans owners Bud and Nancy Adams will be present to support the art market as members of the Cherokee Art Market Steering Committee.

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