The Aztec Ruins National Monument will be hosting the 3rd annual American Indian Cultural Arts Festival.
This event will feature diverse artists from various Southwest nations. Artists will be demonstrating their techniques and selling their original creations. From contemporary to traditional, the variety of art will offer interests for all. The event will also feature dances by the Acoma Enchantment Dancers within the plaza of West Ruin.
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site will be represented by traders Edison Eskeets and Kari Carlisle, bringing their exceptional knowledge and Navajo rugs. Visitors will have the opportunity to understand the extensive work and talent that goes into weaving from Eskeets as he shares his expertise in art and offers a hands-on weaving demonstration. Purchases of the highest quality are available for attendees.
Not to be missed, the Wonder on Wheels Mobile Museum will be in the park! Each year the State of New Mexico’s Department of Cultural Affairs schedules this wonderful traveling resource to visit locations throughout the state. The 2018 exhibit was designed and created by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, with an emphasis on arts of New Mexico’s indigenous peoples, dance and music, as well as traditional foods, plants, and animals.
Snacks and refreshments will be provided by the Friends of Aztec Ruins. This event is also made possible by assistance from the Western National Parks Association and Park Store. Both are non-profit organizations supporting education, interpretation, and funding for many programs and events. Thanks to other park partners: the City of Aztec, Step Back Inn, and Presidential Inn of Aztec.
Aztec Ruins National Monument provides visitors an intimate opportunity to explore ancient ruins built by the ancient Ancestral Puebloans in the 1100s. Aztec Ruins features ceremonial, public, and storage structures as well as the "Great Kiva" the oldest and largest reconstructed Kiva in North America.Learn More »