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April 2016

Didanisisgi Pottery Festival

April 16, 2016 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719 United States
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Didanisisgi is the Cherokee word for mud dauber. We invite you to shop and mingle with the artists during this free event.

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June 2016
FREE

FINE ART MARKETPLACE

June 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Asheville Art Museum, 2 S. Pack Square
Asheville, NC 28801 United States
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Join ONABEN, the Sequoyah Fund and the Asheville Art Museum for the 3rd annual fine art marketplace in downtown Asheville in front of the museum at 2 S. Pack Square. Buy Native, buy local!

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February 2017
Free

John Julius Wilnoty Exhibition- Solitude & Mystery

February 1, 2017 - May 21, 2017
Hickory Museum of Art, 243 Third Ave. N.E
Hickory, NC United States
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View carvings created by Cherokee artisan John Julius Wilnoty during the exhibition Solitude & Mystery which opened Wednesday, Feb. 1 in the Objects Gallery at Hickory Museum of Art. An opening reception, including a talk with the exhibit curator and collector, will be held on Thursday, Feb. 9 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Museum. Admission is free and open to the public. Area teachers and homeschool educators are invited to hear exhibit curator and scholar Anna Fairello speak during “Conversations with…

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May 2017

Cherokee Bonfire

May 26, 2017 at 7:00 pm - October 28, 2017 at 9:00 pm
Oconaluftee Islands Park, Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719 United States
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Amazing tales as told by the Cherokee storytellers themselves. Imagine you’re gathered around a roaring bonfire, the occasional spark shooting high into the night sky, as a strong but gentle voice begins a story you’ve never heard. As the drama builds, you’re nearly breathless, your own heartbeat matching the occasional beat of the hand drum the storyteller uses. Drawing from a rich oral tradition dating back millennia, the Cherokee Bonfire series runs throughout the tourism season, and is an enchanting…

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June 2017

The 14th Annual Cherokee Gourd Artists’ Gathering

June 1, 2017 at 9:00 am - June 3, 2017 at 5:00 pm
Cherokee Indian Fair Grounds, 545 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719 United States
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The Cherokee Gourd Artists’ Gathering presents the opportunity for gourd artists from across the United States and Canada to meet for one weekend a year to exchange ideas and collaborate on gourd art. Classes provided at this event include wood burning, carving, painting and sculpting, and range from beginner to advanced levels. Other activities include silent auction, live auction, and raffles throughout the event. The Gourd Artists’ Gathering is free to the public. Class sizes and fees vary; classes often…

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20th Annual Cherokee Voices Festival

June 10, 2017 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Museum of the Cherokee Indian, 589 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719 United States
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The voices of an 11,000-year-old culture are inviting you to come out and play. Cherokee culture speaks in its most thrilling ways through dance, music, storytelling, and arts and crafts. You’re invited to hear and experience it all during the Cherokee Voices Festival, now in its 20th year. It’s free of charge and held at the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Sponsored by the North Carolina Arts Council and the Museum. There are continuous activities throughout the event, but here…

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June 2018

Kananesgi Fashion Show

June 29, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Chief Joyce Dugan Cultural Arts Center, 86 Elk Crossing Lane
Cherokee, NC 28719 United States
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Kananesgi Fashion Show features traditional and contemporary Cherokee fashion created by members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. Guests can view the incredible fashions; meet with designers, tailors, and seamstresses; and purchase items for their own closets. Admission is free to the public.

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August 2018
Free

Qualla Arts and Crafts Open Air Indian Market

August 25, 2018 at 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, August 25 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Where our family traditions become your family heirlooms: the Open Air Indian Art Market showcases traditional, handmade Cherokee arts and crafts. Come to shop for authentic and unique gifts but stay for the music, food, storytelling, and craft demonstrations. This outdoor event is held in the Cultural District of Cherokee next to Oconaluftee Islands Park. Music provided by the Sound of Music. A traditional Cherokee meal will be available for purchase…

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