WHAT: One of the Denver Art Museum’s (DAM) longest-running events, the 23rd Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration features American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities, free general admission, vendors and more.
WHEN: Saturday, September 8 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: Denver Art Museum – Acoma Plaza (on 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock)
COST: General admission is free to all visitors.
DETAILS: The DAM’s Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures. The DAM has among the most comprehensive American Indian art collections of any art museum in the country and was one of the first art museums to collect Native American art for its aesthetic value.
10 a.m.: Gourd dancing begins.
12 p.m.: Powwow grand entry. Dance competitions include dancers in a variety of outfit styles.
11 a.m.–1 p.m.: Bead with local artist Denise Litz and friends.
10:30 a.m.–4 p.m.: Paint a Hopi tile with artists Crow Medina and Grams Castro.
10 a.m.–4 p.m.: Work with Walt Pourier of the Strong Hold Society on a community mural.
10 a.m.–4 p.m.: Design a mini skateboard.