Pathways Native Arts Festival

Here at the Poeh, old rhythms of life and ways of making beauty continue. Now that our First Pathways Event is behind us, we are taking conscious steps to reflect back the overwhelming positivity we have received from our community of artists our many neighbors who visited Pojoaque for Pathways!

Pathways provided not only an Indigenous Art Marketplace, but built a three-day Festival Atmosphere with a full schedule with a Pueblo Fashion Showcase, Artist Panel Discussions, Dance & Vocal Performances, and a Native Short Film Festival with workshops. In addition, the Kids Korner provided art activities, a new Tewa Coloring Book, Children’s Books and public health literature (all free to the public).  

The three-day public event was free to all visitors.
Pathways: Native Arts Festival was organized by the Poeh Cultural Center in partnership with Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino to establish a Tribal-led community value-based platform for Native Arts. We couldn’t have done it with out their generous support and cooperation.
Our three day event included the handmade works of hundreds of artists, entrepreneurs and creative professionals to share, sell, discuss and celebrate the resiliency of indigenous people.
Safety was a major concern and we planned carefully to prioritize it. We gave away hundreds of PPE: Face masks, hand sanitizer, and multi-surface wipes and provided vaccine shots to the public who needed them. We want to express our heartfelt thanks to our essential healthcare workers and public safety officers statewide. They truly keep our people safe. Special Thanks to Regis Chavarria – Emergency Manager at Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Police Department, and the NM Dept. of Health for administering Covid Vaccines.

Over the past 15 months the Pueblo of Pojoaque has faithfully contributed its resources to helping communities around New Mexico by providing housing for emergency responders, medical teams, quarantined tribal members, hosted food distribution programs, as well as vaccination and testing clinics. Through the Fight the Virus campaign, the Poeh was able to promote safety and healthy practices for our Native communities.  PATHWAYS: NATIVE ARTS FESTIVAL embraces the Pueblo’s commitment to economic growth and support of Native Arts.

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino is located 15 minutes north of Santa Fe, on the Pueblo of Pojoaque. Pathways is proud to be a tribally operated event located on tribal lands. Masks Required. An art museum in itself, the Pueblo of Pojoaque’s Buffalo Thunder Collection of Art is home to hundreds of pieces of unique art, sculptures and architecture.

Vendor Info

Free or Premium Booths!

Selection based on Cultural & Material Integrity as well s the Indian Arts & Craft Act. No third party sales.


  • 6ft Table & 2 Chairs
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Bottled Water
  • Waste Removal
  • 24 Security
  • Complementary Parking
  • Access to Shipping & Receiving Dock
  • Event Marketing: Billboards, TV, Radio, Print, Social Media & Online Ads


  • 10×8 Tented Booth
  • Easy Load In on Friday Morning


  • 10×10 Pipe & Drape Stall
  • Easy Load In on Thursday Morning
  • Inclusion to Featured Artists During Ticketed VIP Preview Event on Thursday Evening
  • Artist Names & Images used for Event Marketing
  • Air Conditioned