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Qualla Open Air Indian Art Market

On August 29th, from 9 am to 4 pm, the 13th annual Open Air Indian Art Market will be held outside Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual. Visitors can meet some of the member artists, shop their wares, and enjoy live craft demos including beadwork, woodwork, stone carving, jewelry making, basket weaving, and pottery. There will also be live  music during the day, and traditional Cherokee dinners for sale made by members of the North American Indian Women's Association (NAIWA). The event is free and open to the public.

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Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual: Celebrating 70 Years and Over 250 Artists

Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual, the nation's oldest Native American arts cooperative, turns 70 this year! See the masterful work of over 250 artists showcasing the finest handmade baskets, pottery, weaving, carvings, jewelry, and more. From award-winning, world-renowned artists to up-and-coming Third Generation members, the craft traditions on display go back over 11,000 years--a living legacy of Cherokee creation. 

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Celebrate Cherokee Pottery at the Didanisisgi Pottery Festival

Learn Eastern Band of Cherokee pottery styles, the history of the craft and more at the first Didanisisgi Pottery Festival April 16th. Several renowned potters will be sharing their techniques in on-site demonstrations and will have their work available for sale along with traditional Cherokee cuisine served by The North American Indian Women’s Association (NAIWA).

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Keeping Tradition Alive: An Interview with Cherokee Potter Tara McCoy

Tara McCoy began learning the art of traditional Cherokee pottery in school on the Qualla Boundary. Over the years she honed her techniques through classes at the Cherokee Pottery Guild and by talking to other potters. We spoke with Tara just before the festival about the development of her craft, her process for pit firing pottery, and the pride she takes in being part of the tradition of Cherokee crafters.

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Journey Back in Time at the Oconaluftee Indian Village

The Oconaluftee Indian Village in Cherokee, NC, is so much more than a place. It’s a total experience; a living history museum that allows you to journey back in time and see what life was actually like in a Cherokee village in the 18th century. As soon as you step onto the grounds of the Village, you’re transported to a different place and time. Don't miss your chance to go before the Village closes for the season on November 12th. 

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