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The next SWIAF will be held March 19–20, 2016. Information on this page is from our last event. Please check back in the months and weeks leading up to the fair for updated information.

2015 Southwest Indian Art Fair


to the Southwest Indian Art Fair (SWIAF), southern Arizona’s premier Indian art show and market, on the expansive front lawn of the Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson.

Navajo girls weaving


Saturday, March 28, 2015: 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Sunday, March 29, 2015: 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
ASM members admitted one hour early on Saturday for early-bird shopping! Become a member!


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Adults: $10.00
ASM members: $7.00 Become a member!
Youth (under 18 years of age): Free
Students (with valid student ID): Free

Map, Directions & Parking

Join Us

Visitors at the fairShop a wide array of top-quality, handmade art as you meet 200 Native artists from around the region all selling directly to you. Talk with them about their work and learn about their ancient cultures. Choose from pottery, katsina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and much more.

Bring the whole family to enjoy artist demonstrations, Native food, lively music, and colorful dance performances.
More Details of the Event for Visitors

Experience Native Culture

Gann dancer

The Southwest Indian Art Fair brings together a cross-section of cultural traditions in performances, music, dance, and demonstrations in many media. Living cultural practices, coupled with meaningful conversations with the artists, provide context for understanding the artwork.

Volunteers having fun

Become an Invited Artist

Artist and visitor

The Southwest Indian Art Fair is one of your best opportunities in southern Arizona to show and sell your work. Download your application and feel free to make copies for other artists whose work you respect.

Letter to Artists | Application

More about the Southwest Indian Art Fair

Basketmaking detail

The Southwest Indian Art Fair began in 1993 as a small pottery fair. Since then, it has grown to be the highlight of Arizona State Museum's annual educational and cultural celebrations, as well as a highly anticipated feature of Tucson’s festival calendar. SWIAF, like all the museum’s events, promotes respect for and understanding of the region’s vibrant and diverse Native cultures. Your support of this event helps us support Native artists. We thank you!

Visitor and Artist Comments | Sponsors & Contributors | Featured Artists by Year

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