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Mon, Oct. 19

Annual Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market

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A potential buyer takes a moment to examine some pottery at last year's Pueblo Grande Indian Market.

<i>Courtesy photo</i><br> A potential buyer takes a moment to examine some pottery at last year's Pueblo Grande Indian Market.

PHOENIX, Ariz. - Looking for exciting holiday gift ideas? Interested in great outdoor family fun? Both? Then come to the Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market on Dec. 12-13 for the 33rd annual market, which will take place at the South Mountain Park/Preserve activity complex, 10919 S. Central Ave.

The market will be held Saturday, Dec. 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The market will feature more than 175 top Native American artists and give shoppers a chance to choose from world-class jewelry, paintings, sculptures, pottery, kachina dolls, baskets, fetish carvings and more in a wide price range, from $5 up to several thousand dollars.

Visitors also will be able to enjoy traditional and contemporary native music and colorful dance groups. The nationally heralded Navajo Code Talkers will meet the public and sign books on both days from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Buffalo chili, Indian fry bread, and mutton stew are a sampling of dishes on the menu. Kids can enjoy hands-on crafts activities such as making a prayer stick, weaving, beading or coloring in the children's area. Petroglyph discovery hikes on a nearby trail will be led by guides on an hourly basis from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed toed shoes are required.

Admission to the market is $8 for adults, $5 for seniors (55+) and free for children ages 12 and under. The market is hosted by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary with all proceeds to benefit the Pueblo Grande Museum, located at 4619 E. Washington St.

The market location offers easy access and plenty of free parking. For discount coupons on adult tickets or for more information on the Pueblo Grande Indian Market, visit our Web site at www.pgindianmarket.com

or by calling (602) 495-0901.

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