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Native American Festival & Basketmakers Market


Date: Saturday Jul 09, 2016
Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Description:

This popular festival, sponsored by the Maine Indian Basket Makers Alliance, Abbe Museum, and College of the Atlantic (COA), is hosted on the campus of COA and offers visitors, collectors, and gallery owners the opportunity to buy directly from the artists, as quality and authenticity is the hallmark for this Indian Market. For many visitors, this is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures from Maine and the Maritimes.

The Wababaki people have been in what is now Maine for more than 12,000 years, as evidenced by the many ancient village sites discovered along its coastal waters. In more recent history, the ancestors of today’s Native artists traveled to summer encampments, set up in villages like Bar Harbor, and sold their wares to seasonal residents and tourists. In the spirit of that tradition, the Native American Festival fosters cultural connections between the Wabanaki and people from around the nation and the world.

Location: College of the Atlantic, 105 Eden St, Bar Harbor
Contact Name: Julia Gray
Contact Phone #: (207) 288-3519
Event web page: http://abbemuseum.org/calendar/event-details/native-american-festival.html
Event Sponsor(s): Abbe Museum 

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