SCFD helps fund free Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration at Denver Art Museum for 27th year


Dancers at 2014 Friendship Powwow.

WHAT: The 27th Annual Denver Art Museum Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration

WHEN: Sept. 10, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE: Denver Art Museum – Acoma Plaza (on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock)

DETAILS: Experience the vitality of the 27th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration at the Denver Art Museum (DAM) with FREE general admission and activities. The celebration is one of the museum’s longest-running events. Visitors can enjoy watching American Indian dancers and drum groups, participate in hands-on activities, browse a selection of vendors and enjoy traditional fry bread.

INTERVIEWS: Available upon request with DAM spokesperson and dancers.

Schedule on the plaza

10 a.m. Social dances and special Hoop Dance performance

11 a.m. Grand entry

12–4 p.m. Adult, Junior, Golden Age and Tiny Tots dance competitions until about 4 p.m.

All day Work alongside Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Alistair Bane to create a piece for a community quilt and design another to take home

Inside the museum

Visit the American Indian art collection on levels 2 and 3 of the North Building, as well as create beaded works with local artists Tawny Herrera, Bronte Martzloff and Katja Pinkepank in the Bead Studio on level 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Stop by the Native Arts Artist-in-Residence: Powwow Regalia Studio to learn about process and inspiration of four different artists.

Note: Please check for parking and road closure information.

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 and American Cultural Celebration is brought to you by the Denver metro citizens 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 #ThanksSCFD #CultureForAll #GraciasSCFD