Friday, Feb. 13 – Sunday, Feb. 15 –
This year, the Greater Tulsa Indian Art Festival is celebrating 29 years of excellence alongside their continual celebration of American Indian culture. Browse the art market and listen to traditional storytelling and music. Taste authentic native foods with Good Food Catering’s Indian tacos, roast turkey, seasoned pork, corn soup, chicken and dumplings, hominy, brown beans, skillet cornbread and more. Enjoy the dance routines of the Tsosie family, which travels all over the U.S. performing at traditional gatherings and Native festivals. The EricaJames band will provide music to festivalgoers. Also enjoy student art, cultural demonstrations and poetry. Traci Rabbit is 2015’s featured artist. A Cherokee Nation citizen and daughter of Five Civilized Tribes Master Artist Bill Rabbit, her work captures a spirit in the American Indian woman that embodies the best in female strength. Also see artwork by the 2015 Honored Elder Artist, Margaret Roach Wheeler. A nationally celebrated textile artist, she weaves her own cloth and then creates American Indian-themed fashions. Her artwork has traveled to New Mexico, New York, Colorado, Indiana and Arizona. Immerse yourself in American Indian art and culture on Friday, Feb. 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 14, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Glenpool Conference Center, Hwy 75 & 121st, Glenpool, Okla. The premiere night benefit dinner is on Friday at 7 p.m. Daily general admission is $8, a 3-day pass is $10, and on Friday, students and seniors can enjoy $5 admission rates. For more information, visit www.tulsaindianartfestival.com.