34th Annual Friendship Powwow at the Denver Art Museum

 08/27/2023 | 03:56 PM 

WHAT: The 34thAnnual Friendship Powwow at the Denver Art Museum 

WHEN: Sept. 9, 2023, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  

WHERE: The Denver Art Museum Martin Building Sie Welcome Center (between 13th and 14th Ave.), 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.

DETAILS: Join us for the 34th annual Friendship Powwow on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, at the Denver Art Museum (DAM). As one of the DAM’s longest running events, the Friendship Powwow is an amazing opportunity to come together and celebrate the culture and creativity of diverse Indigenous communities across Denver and the Front Range.  

Developed annually in collaboration with members of the regional Indigenous community, this event will feature Native American dance competitions, hands-on activities for the whole family and prize drawings, as well as artist, food and vendor booths. Check our website for specific program details.  

All are invited to join our local Indigenous community and enjoy music and dance performances from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The celebration  includes beadwork artmaking activities with local Native artists Katherine Flecking and Chelsea Kaiah, one  of the DAM’s former Artists in Residence.

Native organizations will offer fry bread and Indian tacos, as well as vendors showcasing jewelry, art,  crafts, clothing, and much more! 

The Grand Entry, when all the dancers perform together, will begin at 11 a.m. inside the Martin Building’s  new Sie Welcome Center and Sturm Grand Pavilion. September 9 is a Free Day at the DAM and general  admission will be free of charge for ALL visitors. For more information, visit the museum’s website.  

INTERVIEWS: DAM Indigenous Arts of North America curatorial departmentstaff, artists, musical performers  and dancers will be available upon request. For all media inquiries, please contact:  pressoffice@denverartmuseum.org. 

The Denver Art Museum is an educational, non-profit resource that sparks creative thinking and expression  through transformative experiences with art. Its holdings reflect the city and region—and provide invaluable  ways for the community to learn about cultures from around the world. The Annual Friendship Powwow is  brought to you by the Denver metro residents who support the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD),  a unique funding source serving hundreds of metro Denver arts, culture and scientific organizations. For  powwow and museum information, call 720-865-5000 or visit www.denverartmuseum.org. #ThanksSCFD  #GraciasSCFD  

Images: 2022 Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration, ©Denver  Art Museum.

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