Superstition Mountain Museum, 4087 E. Apache Trail (State Route 88) in Apache Junction, is presenting an event celebrating Native American culture and art 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Jan. 28-29.
The two-day Native American Arts Festival will include two stages featuring dance, storytellers, artisans showcasing their unique creations and musicians playing native flute and acoustic guitar, according to a release.
Featured performers are the world famous Yellow Bird Apache Hoop Dancers who will perform on each day. Tony Duncan, of Yellow Bird Dancers, is the 2021 World Hoop Champion and has delighted audiences internationally for several years.
Also performing as storytellers will be Violet and Ken Duncan of Yellow Bird Productions. More dance groups have been invited and will be announced soon.
Numerous traditional and contemporary tribal-registered Native American artisans will be at the festival, showcasing their work in a master craftsman space. They will visit with attendees and provide insights associated with their art.
Special guests from the various 21 tribes of Arizona include tribal royalty and Native American color guards.
This event is a family-friendly and educational event offering photographic and shopping opportunities. Admission fee is $10 per person with kids under 10 admitted free.
The 2023 Native American Arts Festival was made possible by a grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts and contributions from Bashas’ to the hospitality tent.
For information on the Superstition Mountain Museum, a nonprofit facility organized and run by the Superstition Mountain Historical Society, go to superstitionmountainlostdutchmanmuseum.org or call 480-983-4888.