Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest

Join us for the 38th Annual Colorado Indian Market & Southwest Art Fest! This cultural celebration of visual and performing arts will take place at the Denver Mart; a well-known and easily accessible venue near the coinciding National Western Stock Show. This festival features the works of 200 fine artists and craftsmen representing Western & Native US heritage, both contemporary and traditional, alongside colorful dances and entertainment. It's an experience for all who attend & participate! SHOW DATES: JANUARY 18, 19 20, 2019

Application Deadline Passed

Art Juried Fine Arts & Crafts

The Colorado Indian Market presents an authentic celebration of Native American heritage and tradition; intermingled with colorful booths of arts and fine crafts that embrace the Southwest & the Wild West.

Entertainment Dancing, Music & Attractions

Tribes gather in intricate historic dress to dance together to the beats of century-old songs. From active art demonstrations to lessons of falconry with live hawks... we pull out all the stops!

Food Specialty Food & Native Cuisine

A variety of packaged gourmet foods are available for sampling and taking home. Enjoy local honeys, salsas and spices. If you're hungry while you're shopping, there's no shortage of festive bites to eat!

1980

First Festival

Colorado Indian Market launched in Denver

1999

Festival Changed Hands

Randy & Paula Wilkerson take over the market!

2018

New Beginnings

Festival acquired by Liz Gore of Rio Grande & Dash Events

A Note from Previous Owners of the Colorado Indian Market:

  • For a few years now, many artists have recommended to us a certain person they would like to see take over the show when we did decide to retire. After many phone conversations and two face to face visits, we are thrilled to announce that Liz Gore King will be taking over immediately as the new owner and producer of the Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase. Many of you already know Liz, but for those of you who don't…Liz is young, enthusiastic and energetic with lots of knowledge and expertise in producing art festivals. She grew up in Albuquerque helping her mom, Ruth Gore, produce the three annual Rio Grande Art & Craft Festivals. Today Liz partners with her mom to produce the Rio Grande Festivals along with starting and producing her own festival, The 6th Annual Cheesman Park Art Festival in Denver. In all sincerity, we feel like Liz is absolutely the ideal person to continue producing the festival in our traditions of integrity, fairness and a genuine concern for the exhibitors. Again, let us assure you, we think Liz and her team will do an amazing job and we fully expect the Colorado Indian Market and Southwest Showcase will continue to thrive for many many years!

    Randy & Paula Wilkerson