More than 100 Native American artists representing over 20 tribal affiliations from across the nation will bring diverse, hand-made original artwork to the invitation-only 26th anniversary Litchfield Park Gathering Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 13-14.
In the tradition of a street festival, The Gathering will be in the center of town where artist booths will line Old Litchfield Road south of Wigwam Blvd as well as across the lawn of the Litchfield Park Library, 101 W. Wigwam Blvd., and on the nearby Gazebo lawn. Festival hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.
The Festival is free. There is a pre-show Artists' Reception and Awards Ceremony Friday evening Jan. 12
at the Wigwam Resort. The $10 tickets includes hors d' oeuvres and a glass of wine.
The Gathering will continue a tradition of celebrating Native American heritage through the arts with active teaching, demonstrations and presentations throughout the weekend.
The Gathering features artists and artisans displaying and selling a balance of art forms including traditional and contemporary beadwork, clothing, jewelry, paintings and prints, pottery, sculptures and weaving, basketry, carvings and glass art. Cultural Arts will be reflected in classical guitar, clothing and Navajo rugs, quilts, rock art, Wampum shells, bows and arrows, sand art, rattles and fetish carvings.
Festival info at www.litchfieldparkgathering.com Here is my Valley Views interview with Litchfield
Park Special Events coordinator Tricia Kramer ..