Programs & Events

Sun Jul 21, 2024
10:00 - 4:00 pm

Native American Portal Artisans’ Summer Youth Show and Sales Event

Free admission to the show and museum!

Join us in the courtyard of the New Mexico History Museum for the 2024 Native American Portal Artisans’ Summer Youth Show July 20 & 21st!

Support the talents from the next generation of Native American artists and craftspeople. Youth artists ages five to seventeen who specialize in a variety of artistic mediums will be showcasing and selling their work in the museum’s courtyard of the Palace of the Governors.  Enter through the “blue gate” on Lincoln Ave or through the museum’s main entrance. This is a free event and free admission to the entire museum for all visitors.

The event fosters the development of young artists who are descendants of current Native American Artisans Portal Program members and celebrates the importance of the continued traditions of Native American artistry. The Portal Program offers buyers the chance to interact with artisans who display their handmade wares under the portal of the Palace of the Governors, as they have for decades. The ever-changing array of handcrafted items includes pottery, textiles, and jewelry made of traditional materials such as turquoise, coral, and silver.

Photo credit: Native American Portal Artisans Program members showcasing their traditional artistry. Courtesy: New Mexico History Museum