Dancers participating in Friendship Powwow on Martin Plaza in front of the Denver Art Museum

Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration

September 9, 2017, from 10 am–4 pm

Join us for the 28th annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration! Everyone is welcome and general admission is free.

One of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events, the 28th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will feature American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities, and more. The DAM’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures.

Throughout the day, visitors can watch colorful dance competitions, participate with artists in hands-on activities, and enjoy their first (or 101st!) piece of fry bread, with food concession by Mile High UNITY Youth.

This year our new powwow chair Pat Roy-Trujillo (Ojibwe/Meskwaki) is working with Café Cultura Youth to bring spoken-word performances to the event. Additionally, you will have a chance to collaborate on printmaking art projects with Native Arts Artists-in-Residence Gregg Deal and Walt Pourier.

Also, don’t miss the American Indian art collection on levels 2 and 3 of the North Building, and art programs scheduled throughout the day on level 3.

The powwow will take place on Acoma Plaza (between the Denver Art Museum and Denver Public Library).

All powwow activities and general museum admission are free. Youth 18 and younger also receive free admission to the special exhibition The Western: An Epic in Art and Film.