85th Annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture

June 30 & July 1, 2018
A Fourth of July tradition since the 1930s, the Hopi festival features 100 award-winning artists and presenters from the Hopi villages in northern Arizona.

2018 Festival Information

Festival: Saturday & Sunday, June 30 & July 1, 2018, 9 am-5 pm

A Fourth of July tradition since the 1930s, the Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture features 90 award-winning artists and presenters from the Hopi villages in northern Arizona. Buy traditional and contemporary art and enjoy Heritage Insights lectures, artist demonstrations, and performances by the Hopi Dance Group from Second Mesa, Ryon Polyqueptewa, Tha 'Yoties, and Ed Kabotie.

With support from: Arizona Commission on the Arts, AZ Humanities, City of Flagstaff/BBB Revenues and Flagstaff Arts, Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery and Tsakurshovi Hopi Arts & Crafts.

Weekend Pass: $18 adult, $12 youth/student/American Indian
Daily Admission: $12 adult; $8 youth (10-17), student (with ID) & American Indian (with tribal affiliation)
Free for MNA members & Children under 10

Exclusive Member Preview: Friday, June 29, 2018, 6-8 pm
Free with Membership
Member Guests $5, Plateau Society Guests free

Mainstage Performances

10 am Ed Kabotie

11:30 am Hopi Dance Group from Second Mesa

1 pm Ryon Polyqueptewa

2:30 pm Hopi Dance Group from Second Mesa

4 pm Tha' Yoties (Sunday Only)

 

Heritage Insights Lecture Series
Supported by Arizona Humanities

Saturday
10:45 am Art Rehabilitation with Duane Koyawena
Join Hopi fine artist Duane Koyawena for a discussion of the importance art as a form of rehabilitation and learn how Koyawena’s chosen medium has helped him and other on their journey to rehabilitation.

12:15 pm The Hopi Harvey Project I with Colleen Lucero
In this two-part series, project manager and curator of the Hopi Harvey Project, Colleen Lucero, will discuss the history between the Fred Harvey Company and Hopi, and highlight the women who made the courageous decision to leave their homes and work as waitresses for the Fred Harvey Company.

1:45 pm Extraordinary Women with Iva Honyestewa
Master basket weaver, Iva Honestewa will relate the historical role of women in Hopi culture and celebrates the extraordinary women all over the world.

3:15 pm Sunflower Girl with Ed Kabotie
Museum artist-in-residence, Ed Kabotie, will present three spoken word and musical performances for the Heritage Insights series. On the mainstage and lecture hall, Ed will relate the importance of matrilineal identity among Puebloan people by sharing personal memories of the influential matriarchs of his family. Using music of both traditional and contemporary inspirations, this presentation will highlight the Hopi’s deep reverence for their mothers.

Sunday

12:15 pm The Hopi Harvey Project I with Colleen Lucero
In this two-part series, project manager and curator of the Hopi Harvey Project, Colleen Lucero, will discuss the history between the Fred Harvey Company and Hopi, and highlight the women who made the courageous decision to leave their homes and work as waitresses for the Fred Harvey Company.

1:45 pm Pioneering Pootsya with Iva Honyestewa
In this exciting presentation, Iva will discuss and demonstrate Pootsaya basketry, an original and unique style of Hopi basketry she developed about while in residency at the School for Advance Research in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

3:15 pm In Search of a Canvas with Duane Koyawena and Mavasta Honyouti
Join fine artists Dune Koyawena and Mavasta Honyouti for a collaborative discussion on the importance of contemporary canvas’ used by Hopi fine artists. Learn how established and emerging Hopi artists are using seemingly modern items like skateboard deckssneakers, coffee mugs, and t-shirts as a backdrop for traditional imagery.