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MEDIA ALERT: 24th Annual Indian Market and Festival Returns to Eiteljorg Museum Grounds

by Hyacinth Rucker | Aug 25, 2016

Thursday, June 16
For Immediate Release:
For more information:
Hyacinth Rucker                                                      Bert Beiswanger
Communications Coordinator                               Director of Communications & Marketing
317.275.1388                                                            317.275.1317                                  

[Photo opportunities are available beginning Friday, June 24, at 7 a.m. Please contact Eiteljorg Communications Coordinator Hyacinth Rucker to schedule]

24th Annual Indian Market and Festival
Eiteljorg Museum Grounds

WHAT: Our annual weekend-long celebration of Native American cultures returns to the museum grounds for the first time in more than a decade. Indian Market and Festival is an extraordinary cultural experience that showcases Native American artists and entertainers from more than 50 tribes. Festival-goers can expect to see amazing performances from an all-star roster of Native American entertainers. Visitors of all ages will also be able to shop Native artists’ booths located on the front lawn and throughout the museum, enjoy indoor and outdoor family activities, cultural demonstrations, delicious Indian tacos and buffalo burgers among many food choices at several food trucks and tour the museum and our special exhibition, The Grand Canyon.

Purchase tickets in advance:
Discounted adult tickets available for $11 by clicking here, at participating area MARSH stores or calling the museum at 317.636.9378.
Purchase tickets at the gate:
Adults 18 and older: $13
Seniors: $11
Eiteljorg Members: FREE (New this year)

Youth 17 and under: FREE

WHEN: Gates open Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Entertainment and Culture:

10:30 a.m.       Tim Blueflint (Bad River Chippewa/Comanche), Northern Plains flute and storyteller

11:15 a.m.       Nakotah LaRance (Hopi/Tewa/Assiniboine), six-time world champion hoop dancer and retired Cirque du Soleil performer

Noon                Pamyua (Yup’ik/Inuit), tribal funk/world music

1 p.m.               Teresa Webb (Anishinaabe), storyteller

1:45 p.m.          Tim Blueflint

2:30 p.m.          Pamyua

3:30 p.m.          Nakotah LaRance

WHERE: Eiteljorg Museum grounds

Parking Information:

Downtown Indy is gearing up for a Monumental Weekend June 24 – 26. Please allow extra travel time to and from the Eiteljorg and time to locate parking. Consider parking in lots and garages north of the museum and walk down the Canal to the museum or park at the White River State Park parking garage.

About the Eiteljorg
The Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art seeks to inspire an appreciation and understanding of the art, history and cultures of the American West and the indigenous peoples of North America. The Eiteljorg is located in Downtown Indianapolis’ White River State Park, at 500 West Washington, Indianapolis, IN  46204. For general information about the museum and to learn more about exhibits and events, call 317.636.WEST (9378) or visit


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