THE POEH CULTURAL CENTER TO CELEBRATE ITS 35TH ANNIVERSARY AT ITS PATHWAYS INDIGENOUS ARTS FESTIVAL
Santa Fe’s Fastest-Growing Native Art Market to Showcase More Than 450 Artists in August
PUEBLO OF POJOAQUE, NM — The Poeh Cultural Center is pleased to announce its third annual PATHWAYS Indigenous Arts Festival at Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino from August 18th through August 20th, 2023. This year also marks the 35th anniversary of the Poeh Cultural Center.
PATHWAYS has become a premier destination for visitors and collectors to discover vibrant and top-quality Indigenous artwork in diverse genres, created by well-respected artists from traditional Pueblo potters to contemporary emerging artists. The Poeh Cultural Center is committed to showcasing exceptional work from across Indian Country. What makes PATHWAYS unique is that the festival is the first satellite art market, during Indian Market weekend, to be held on tribal land.
“We’re excited to celebrate our 35th anniversary at this year’s PATHWAYS. Over the last two years, the Poeh has proven to be a regional force and a major player in Santa Fe’s cultural transformation. We couldn’t have accomplished so much if it weren’t for the support from the local arts communities,” said Karl Duncan, Executive Director of the Poeh Cultural Center. “With recent funding from the Ruth Arts Foundation, we will be able to have special round tables discussions and demonstrations from Poeh Arts Class students at this year’s PATHWAYS.”
Duncan also noted that funding from the USDA allowed the Poeh to purchase hundreds of tables and chairs and other supplies that can be used for various events, including Pathways and other Poeh Farmers and seasonal markets.
Honoring its commitment to providing opportunities and services to Indigenous artisans, the Poeh Cultural Center is adding approximately 100 booths to this year’s PATHWAYS due to popular demand. As is a tradition, the first 20 outdoor single booths are free and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Elder and disabled artists can apply in person at the Poeh Cultural Center or can call 505-455-5041.
Further details on programming and music performers will be released in the coming months. For more information and to sign up for the Poeh newsletter, please visit poehcenter.org/pathways/