Pathways Native Arts Festival

August 20, 21, & 22, 2021

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

Reconnecting & Celebrating Native Arts

Opening Our Doors to 500+ Artists During 2021 Indian Market

You are invited to the Poeh Cultural Center’s Inaugural Pathways: Native Arts Festival. Spend the day talking to artists and shopping for original jewelry, pottery, textiles and other arts by Native artists from across the United States. Come eat at one of the local Native food vendors with fresh flavors and traditional recipes.

Here at the Poeh, old rhythms of life and ways of making beauty continue. People bring beauty to the world on a “pathway” of being, doing and sharing called the Poeh.

The three-day public event is free to all visitors.

“We are thrilled to celebrate our resilience this past year as we begin to advance Native artistry and creativity. Pathways will feature artist booths, live music, and amazing food all in the kind of event that is fun, personal and free. This past year we have promoted staying connected virtually with free workshops, classes, artist masks, artist grants and online markets – but now we hope to reconnect with our Native Arts community,” Executive Director of the Poeh Cultural Center.

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.  This is a SMOKE-FREE Facility.

General inquiries about the event can be directed to Karl Duncan, Executive Director (505) 455-5054. Artist inquiries can be directed to Jake Viarrial, Tourism Manager, (505) 629-9439.


Native Artist Booth Spaces Available

Festival Hours

FRI: 9am-6pm
SAT: 9am-5pm
SUN: 9am-3pm

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