83rd annual Hopi Festival showcases artistry, cultural traditions July 2-3

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. - More than 100 award-winning artists and presenters from the Hopi villages in northern Arizona will bring cultural traditions and talents to the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) for the 83rd annual Hopi Festival of Arts & Culture Saturday, July 2-3, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

MNA is located at 3101 N. Fort Valley Road in Flagstaff.

Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $8 students (with ID), American Indians (10+ with tribal affiliation) and youth 10-17. Children under 10 are free.

Attendees will enjoy two days of authentic food, artist demonstrations, music performances by Tha 'Yoties, dancing by the Tsootro Hopi Dance Group and world champion hoop dancer Nakotah LaRance, and a not-to-be missed children's area that will entertain the young at heart. Heritage Insight programs by Hopi educators, scholars and artists highlight ancestry, migration, and efforts made to preserve language, arts and agricultural traditions. KUYI Hopi radio will broadcast live all weekend.

Festival attendees can buy distinct art pieces from emerging and master Hopi artists including jewelry, paintings, katsina dolls, baskets, gourd rattles and pottery at a wide range of prices.

More information, including a complete list of scheduled performances and participating artists, is available at musnaz.org or by phone at (928) 774-5213.

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