Pathways Indigenous Arts Festival

The Poeh Cultural Center, will be hosting the second annual Pathways Indigenous Arts Festival on August 19, 20 and 21, 2022 at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino.

“We are excited about the festival because it’s an all inclusive event that’s planned by Indigenous people, run by Indigenous people, for Indigenous people,” said Karl Duncan, Executive Director of the Poeh Cultural Center. “We’re committed to providing new opportunities for Indigenous creative entrepreneurs as they envision and advance an Indigenous future.”

Duncan described how the major goal for the festival, and other Poeh markets, is to actively promote an Indigenous cultural economy that empowers and supports the creativity of a wide range of Indigenous artists and creative entrepreneurs by providing a large-scale venue for them to show and sell their work, as well as to network with other Native artists.

“I think what makes us unique is that we are celebrating the works of Native creatives. Of course, we feature Native American arts like pottery, jewelry and weaving, and we think it’s just as important to feature people whose creativity includes the creation of dance, music, writing, plant products, and so much more,” Duncan said. “Pathways is unlike any other Native American arts market, as we are allowing a more accurate representation of what is being created by Indigenous peoples.”

Last year’s festival was attended by thousands of visitors and this year’s event is expected to surpass those numbers. Pathways will continue to featured the sale of Native American arts and crafts, host food trucks, hold a Pueblo fashion showcase, and provide entertainment by Native American dance groups, performers and musicians.

“Were amazed and humbled at how many individuals, groups and organizations reached out to support our efforts,” said Jake Viarrial, Tourism Coordinator at the Poeh. “We had support from the Sundance Film Festival, Red Nations Celebration Institute, the National Museum of the American Indian, and First Nations Development Fund – we are ready for more sponsors this year.”

The event, which will be hosed at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, located on the tribal lands of the Pueblo of Pojoaque, will be free and open to the public, and free parking will be available. Native American Artists and vendors who are interested in showing can contact the Poeh Cultural Center or visit the Poeh’s webpage for application information. The first 50 artist vendor outdoor booths are free, on a first come first served basis. The deadline for applications is April 29, 2022.

For additional information, including artist application, schedule of events, contact: www.poehcenter.org/pathways, 505.455.5041.

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Native Artist Showcase

The Native Artist Showcase provides a weekly venue for our Poeh Arts Program students as well as other award-winning Native artists selling their traditionally made pottery, jewelry and other authentic arts. Where: Buffalo Thunder Resort, Butterfly Lobby (Red Sage Restaurant) When: Fridays & Saturdays 4pm-8:30pm Coordinator: Leland Chapin LChapin@pojoaque.org | (505) 455-5061

Native Artist Showcase

The Native Artist Showcase provides a weekly venue for our Poeh Arts Program students as well as other award-winning Native artists selling their traditionally made pottery, jewelry and other authentic arts.

Where: Buffalo Thunder Resort, Butterfly Lobby (Red Sage Restaurant)

When: Fridays & Saturdays 4pm-8:30pm

Coordinator: Leland Chapin
LChapin@pojoaque.org | (505) 455-5061

Pathways: Native Arts Festival

Santa Fe, NM – The Pueblo of Pojoaque’s Poeh Cultural Center, with the support from the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, will launch Pathways: Native Arts Festival on Friday, August 20,Saturday August 21 and Sunday August 22, 2021, providing a needed venue for Native American artists.

The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held at the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino, 30 Buffalo Thunder Tail, off US Highway 285, Santa Fe, New Mexico. This market is open to Native American artists and vendors from all US tribes and will feature two tiers of booths. Free booths will be available for artists who want outdoor tented booths. The premium booths, available at minimal cost, will be set up inside the Buffalo Thunder Conference Center.

 

Cloud Eagle Dance Troupe

*Virtual Event*
The Poeh Cultural Center is proud to announce an upcoming Dance Demonstration by the Cloud Eagle Dance Troupe from Nambe Pueblo. They will be dancing the White Buffalo Dance. Video Launch at 10 on Tuesday, March 9th. Save the Date and join us to watch this performance.


See Performance Below:

TONIC for the TIMES

Tonic for the Times is a show of gratitude for New Mexico’s Covid Caregivers and a fundraiser for the at-risk communities where our heroes live and work.

Gift Shop Opening 4 Days

Grab your GIFTS!

Shop local and support Native artists. Check out some of the items we have available. Open only 4 Days by appointment only, Email Alba (aemartinez@pojoaque.org) to reserve your time.

We have items from local Native American artists including, Pueblo pottery, Jewelry, Moccasins, T-Shirts, Mugs, Bags, Stickers, Prints, Dresses, Belts, Lotions, Balms, Gift Cards, Buttons, Hats and more.
Featured artists: NSRGNTS, Randy Silva, Medicine of the People, Evonne Martinez, Bison Star Naturals, War Medicine, David Sloan, Shawn Tafoya, Erik Fender, Glenn Gomez and more talented local Native artists.

First Week of Poeh Arts

The Poeh Culture Center is currently enrolling students for the Spring 2020 Semester classes.

Class sizes are limited, so be sure to register now if you’d like to participate. Courses are open to Native American students only. Classes share cultural knowledge and we respect the students and instructors space to support cultural traditions.

All classes are held on the Poeh Cultural Center studios at the Pueblo of Pojoaque.

Register by downloading application or registering online. Registration is only complete when class fees are made over the phone by credit card at (505) 455-5041 or in person with credit card, cash or check at the Poeh Gift Shop.

Please contact Jake Viarrial (505) 455-5063, for any questions regarding the classes, supplies, times and any other issues.

Poeh Winter Market 2019

The 3rd Annual Poeh Winter Market features over 50 Native artists. Held every first weekend in December from 9am to 4pm, the market gives visitors the chance to visit with artists and shop for jewelry, pottery, textiles and other holiday gifts. Each day will feature local foods, Native dances and a kids corner! Located at the Cities of Gold Hotel Ballroom. Contact Jake Viarrial (505) 455-5049 for general information and Brandon Viarrial (505) 455-5041 for artist questions.

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