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Come join us January 24, 25, 26th at the Sarasota Fairgrounds for the 13th annual Sarasota Native American Indian Festival.

The Year 2020 is the 13th celebration of Native American Indian Art, music, dance & culture here in Sarasota.

The Sarasota Native American Indian Festival was founded by (the late) Rex A. Begaye in 2008. As a traditional Din'eh(navajo) artist, it was his vision to bring authentic Native American culture to the Sarasota area to share the artistry, dance, music and food of many Native American tribes with the Sarasota community.

In 2013 our Beloved Rex walked on and through this event we continue to uphold and share Rex's vision, passion and legacy for future generations.

Join us and celebrate the culture, artistry, music, food and traditions of the Native American people....January 24, 25, 26 2020 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds, 3000 Ringling Blvd.(back field).

The Art

Honoring the legacy of (the late) Rex A. Begaye in our 13th year bringing Native American art, music dance and education to the Sarasota area.

Enjoy finding authentic, handmade, one-of-a-kind fine arts and crafts, paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, bead work and leather work, along with traditional dancing,  singing, drumming, story telling and Native American food.

We also have General Grant from the Cherokee Nation. General is one of the few master wampum artists of his generation.  You can find General's jewelry here... http://traditionalhands.com/

 

Onondaga stone carver and leather artist Dave Farnham. Dave lives in Canada and is know for his soapstone sculptures and leather work.

Lola Rios Swimmer will be joining us with her feather artwork and paintings...Find more of Lolas artwork here...

http://www.artsthatspeak.com/lola-rios-swimmer.html

The artwork of Cheyenne drum maker and leather artists Harry and Barbara Duran..

Sandy Buttry from Inner Mountain Stones & Wood will be joining us. Sandy is a gifted wire wrapper and natural material artist...her stone, goard and elemental art pieces are all one of a kind pieces...

Peace Pipe Traders will be with us for all your supply deeds...

Our Flute makers this year are...

We have Utah Farris joining us. Utah has been on the Native American flute maker scene for a lot of years...his flutes are some of the finest...

We also have Ray Woods from Island Flutes coming back this year...welcome back Ray! You can get lots of other supplies at Ray's Island Flutes booth...

And Allen Hollingshead Red Wind Flutes...

 

Come join our community...

This festival will continue to be a tribute to the extraordinary life of artist (the late) Rex A. Begaye, its founder. His remarkable gifts as an painter and educator of Native American culture were the inspiration for this event focused on bringing authentic Native American culture to Sarasota.

Purchase Tickets  here or at the gate, $10 adult, $8 Military/First Responders, $4 children 6-12, 5 and under are free. Hours are 10-5 Friday, 10-6 Saturday and 10-5 on Sunday. For tickets and info:

Sarasotanativeamericanindianfestival.com pobsrq@gmail.com facebook/sarasotanativefest 941-928-7892.