The high-end American Indian Arts Marketplace is the biggest Native American arts fair in Southern California and showcases over 200 artists from more than 40 Native American tribes. The fair's 25,000 square-foot tent is a showcase of sculptures, beadwork, photography, basketry, painting, jewelry, textiles, wooden carvings, pottery and mixed-media art from well-known and up and coming artists.
The fair kicks off this weekend, November 7th and 8th, and also features performances, demonstrations and talks, an array of children's activities and other fun things to do. The Autry's resident theatre company will be putting on an annual short play festival, and a juried competition will award artists in 13 categories, including the prestigious Jackie Autry Purchase Award. The coveted award honors a single piece chosen for purchase and permanent inclusion in the Autry's collection.
For foodies, Auntie's Fry Bread will be on hand to cook up some delicious, fluffy fry bread. Meanwhile, the Autry's own Crossroads West café offers up a full menu of authentic dishes, honoring the flavors and culinary heritage of the American West. Guests can munch on buffalo burgers, smoked brisket, fresh sandwiches, street-style tacos and breakfast burritos while taking a break from the day's events.
For easy access to the fair, the Beverly Hills Plaza offers accommodations just minutes away. The Autry is conveniently located at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens just a short drive from the hotel. Plan your visit and enjoy peace of mind in a setting that puts you right in the middle of all the festivities.