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EVENTS SCHEDULE

Welcome to the Museum of Indigenous People, where we celebrate the rich cultural heritage and traditions of indigenous communities from around the world. Our museum is not just a place to admire artifacts, but a vibrant hub of events and activities that truly bring these cultures to life. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we delve into the captivating world of indigenous people through our diverse range of events.

For those seeking a more interactive experience, participate in our hands-on workshops and demonstrations. Learn traditional art forms such as pottery, weaving, or basket making from indigenous artisans themselves. Discover the intricate techniques and symbolism behind these crafts and create your own piece to take home as a cherished memento of your visit.

Don't miss our rotating exhibits that showcase a vast collection of indigenous artifacts, artworks, and historical objects. From ancient tools and ceremonial regalia to contemporary artworks, these exhibits offer a comprehensive view of indigenous cultures throughout history, highlighting their resilience, creativity, and deep connection to the natural world.

Upcoming Events

  • Building Bridges: Connecting Two Worlds Lecture by Holly Figueroa
    Building Bridges: Connecting Two Worlds Lecture by Holly Figueroa
    Join us in the Pueblo Building for an informative lecture about cultural awareness, norms, and humility. Free Event. *Donations gratefully accepted to help support our educational programs.
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  • Mata Ortiz Show & Sale
    Mata Ortiz Show & Sale
    Sat, May 04
    Prescott
    May 4th & May 5th | 10 am - 4pm Mata Ortiz potters visit the museum with their beautiful pieces to add to your collections. Pottery production and firing demonstrations will be held throughout the event. There will also be freshly made frybread. This is a FREE event.
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  • Consignment Market Intake
    Consignment Market Intake
    Mon, Jun 24
    Prescott
    June 24th - June 27th Native arts & Southwest décor by appointment only. Please call 928-925-5706 to schedule your appointment. The museum will accept both Native-made and non-Native-made artworks and items of southwestern décor. Maximum of 15 items per consignor.
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  • Consignment Market Intake
    Consignment Market Intake
    Mon, Jul 01
    Prescott
    July 1st - July 3rd Native arts & Southwest décor by appointment only. Please call 928-925-5706 to schedule your appointment. The museum will accept both Native-made and non-Native-made artworks and items of southwestern décor. Maximum of 15 items per consignor.
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  • Consignment Market
    Consignment Market
    Sat, Jul 13
    Prescott
    Hundreds of both Native-made and non-Native-made artworks and items of southwestern décor at incredible prices. Remarkable deals from 10am - 3pm in the Pueblo building. This event is FREE.
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  • Rug Auction Intake
    Rug Auction Intake
    Mon, Aug 26
    Prescott
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  • Auction Consignment Intake
    Auction Consignment Intake
    Mon, Sep 02
    Prescott
    September 2nd - 5th Intake by appointment only. Please call 928-445-1230 to schedule your appointment. The museum will accept only quality, genuine Navajo rugs and authentic Native-made artworks until all lots are full. Maximum of 15 items per consignor.
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  • Rug Auction Preview
    Rug Auction Preview
    Fri, Sep 13
    Prescott
    Come see authentic Navajo rugs and genuine Native arts, and mark your favorites in your catalog. Pick up your auction catalog and pre-register as a bidder to reserve your opportunity to bid on quality rugs, jewelry, pottery, baskets, and more. Bidder registration is free.
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  • Navajo Rug & Indian Art Auction
    Navajo Rug & Indian Art Auction
    Day-of preview is from 9am - 11:30am. All the auction action begins at noon. Free admission and free to register as a bidder. Over 300 lots at the best prices in the Southwest!
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  • Indigenous People's Day
    Indigenous People's Day
    Mon, Oct 14
    Prescott
    FREE admission for all.
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  • Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
    Dia de Los Muertos Celebration
    October 27th from 11AM - 3PM. Community event honoring the dearly departed. Altars honoring the dearly departed will be on display in the Pueblo Building. Additionally, there will be a Dia de los Muertos celebration offering beverages and food.
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  • First Fire Fall Fundraiser
    First Fire Fall Fundraiser
    Sat, Nov 16
    Prescott
    Advanced ticket sales begin in September for this catered event with a silent auction and Native dance performance. Tickets are $100 per person and must be paid in advance, call the museum for a reservation at (928-445-1230), seating is limited.
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  • Member's Sale
    Member's Sale
    Mon, Dec 02
    Prescott
    Members receive 20% discount on most items in our Trading Post!
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  • Christmas Indian Art Market
    Christmas Indian Art Market
    Fri, Dec 06
    Prescott
    December 6th - December 7th | 10am - 4pm FREE admission to meet dozens of Native artists. Great for Holiday Shopping!
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  • Storytellers
    Storytellers
    Fri, Dec 27
    Prescott
    Native stories, a warm fire, hot cider, and homemade cookies. A beautiful event for families. 11 AM-3 PM in the Pueblo Building. Regular admission rates apply.
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  • Ani-Noquisi Special Exhibit
    Ani-Noquisi Special Exhibit
    Exhibit: June 3, 2023 - June 2024
    Prescott
    Come explore the cosmos through the Native perspective with the Ani-Noquisi Special Exhibit at the MIP. Ani-Noquisi is Cherokee for Star Nation. Learn about the relationship between indigenous cultures and celestial bodies as reflected in stories and artwork throughout the ages and come.
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