Media & Photo Advisory: Celebrate American Indian Cultures at Free DAM Event

WHAT:           24th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration

WHEN:           September 7, 2013 — 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

WHERE:         Denver Art Museum – Acoma Plaza

On 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock

DETAILS:       A celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures, the Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration is one of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events. Artist-in-residence Marie Watt will be holding a community sewing circle on the plaza; visitors of all ages and levels of experience can join in and help create a work of art. In addition to exploring the museum, visitors can enjoy American Indian dancers and drum groups, participate with local artists in hands-on activities, browse a selection of vendors and enjoy fry bread. All Powwow activities and general museum admission are free.

Schedule

10 a.m.:          Gourd dancing begins.

                       Work with artist Marie Watt on community sewing circle until 4 p.m.

11 a.m.:          Artists working in bead studio (North level 3) until 1 p.m.       

12 p.m.:          Powwow grand entry.

                       Artist Deana Harragarra Waters working in quilt studio until 3 p.m.

Dance competitions until 5 p.m.

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