2019 Sarasota Native American Indian Festival
All are welcome at the 12th Annual Sarasota Native American Indian Festival on January 18-20, 2019 at the Sarasota Fairgrounds in Sarasota, Florida. Experience the traditions, artistry, and culture of the Native American people! Meet artists from many nations sharing their many styles of artwork, such as paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, beach work, leather work, and flute and drum makers.
Century Market Fair at Locust Grove
Admission at the Gate
$8 for adults, $4 for ages 6-12, and free for 5 and under
Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Welcome back Red Boys who are our host drum this year. We watched these guys grew up on the powwow circuit and are honored to have them as they represent the next generation of traditional drummers, dancers and cultural educators. They will be doing demonstration dancing as well as crowd participation dances and education through out the weekend.
We are also honored to have three generations of the Mose family joining us this year, Allen Mose Sr., Allen Mose Jr,, and O. Jay Moz. Allen Mose Sr. is a traditional Dine’h (Navajo) painter, philosopher of Navajo culture and traditional medicine. Allen Mose Jr, (Navajo) Grammy Award Winning and Nammy Nominated Singer, Performer, Composer, Lecturer and Jeweler. Orian Jay Mose, son of famed singer Allen Mose Jr, Orian is “The Youngest Native American Recording Artist In The History Of Native American Music” and also “The First and Youngest Navajo To Be A Professional Recording Artist In The Main Stream Music Industry.”
We are excited to share that Robert Mirabal will be joining us. Robert is a Pueblo Native American flute player and maker from Taos Pueblo, New Mexico. He began making flutes at the age of 19, and his flutes are world renowned. Robert performs world wide, sharing flute songs, tribal rock and writings/storytelling. He resides on Taos Pueblo and participates in the traditional ways and rituals of his people. Aside from his artistic talents Robert is a father and a farmer.
Sarasota Native American Indian Festival Mini-Gallery
A true renaissance man, Robert has dedicated his life to expressing himself through his art. He has a unique talent for merging mystical elements of ancient cultures with modern influences in his music. He keeps a foot in both worlds, effortlessly drawing upon both for inspiration. Robert brings the traditional sounds and culture of his people to share with Sarasota for a unique event we will all remember.
We also have Anthony Aleman who has been playing and hand-crafting Yadaki(digeridoo) for over 13 years, and has an incredible passion for the history and deep traditions behind what many experts consider to be the oldest instrument in the world–the didgeridoo.
This is a Native American fine art and craft festival, we strictly enforce the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 (P.L. 101-644). All artists/vendors are juried in to comply with this policy. No imports or mass produced items will be allowed. Our founder Rex A. Begaye’s focus was to present authentic Native American fine art and crafts, so please understand and honor that this policy will be enforced.
The Sarasota Native American Indian Festival was founded by Rex A. Begaye in 2008. As a traditional Din’eh(navajo) artist, it was his vision to bring authentic Native American culture to the Sarasota area to share the artistry, dance, music and food of many Native American tribes with the Sarasota community. In 2013 our Beloved Rex walked on and through this event we continue to uphold and share Rex’s vision, passion and legacy for future generations.
take exit 210 off US75, head west 4 miles. Robarts arena will be on your left. The festival grounds are behind the arena in the back field.
Camping or Facility Information
Camping and RV parking is available directly through the fairgrounds. please call 941-365-0818 to book.
3000 Ringling Blvd
Sarasota, FL 34237
Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Sarasota Native American Indian Festival in January at the Sarasota Fairgrounds in Sarasota, Florida.
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