Community invited to opening

Photo courtesy of Flagsatff Cultural Partners
Visitors enjoy a painting by Redwing Nez at the opening reception of the Native American Festival of Arts & Culture in July 2004.

Photo courtesy of Flagsatff Cultural Partners Visitors enjoy a painting by Redwing Nez at the opening reception of the Native American Festival of Arts & Culture in July 2004.

Flagstaff -- The Native American Festival of Arts & Culture opens with a celebration on Saturday, July 2, from 6-8 p.m. The opening reception at the Coconino Center for the Arts, 2300 N Fort Valley Road, Flagstaff, is free and open to the public.

An exhibition with more than 80 pieces of artwork created by native artists from throughout the Southwest serves as the centerpiece for the festival and will be open from July 1 through August 13.

The festival, presented by Flagstaff Cultural Partners, highlights the creativity of local and regional Native American artists through a visual art exhibition, film and video showings, a marketplace weekend, a youth powwow, a fashion design show and more. The rich cultural heritage of the Southwest merges with contemporary life throughout the six-week period of programs and activities.

Please visit www.culturalpartners.org for a complete schedule of events and activities, or call 928-779-2300 for more information.

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