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15th annual Cherokee Art Market postponed due to COVID-19

13th Annual Cherokee Art Market
Posted at 4:33 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 15:03:06-04

TULSA, Okla. — Cherokee Nation postponed the 15th annual Cherokee Art Market until 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The market was initially set to take place Oct. 10-11 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.

The two-day event is one of the largest Native American art shows in Oklahoma with thousands of visitors attending each year. It features about 150 artists representing 50 tribes.

We remain committed to a proactive, aggressive response to COVID-19 and will continue to do what is necessary to keep our community safe. The decision to postpone this year’s event was difficult, but we must stay vigilant and do what we can to help slow the spread of the coronavirus and ensure the safety of our most revered artists.
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr.

Travis Owens, director of cultural tourism for Cherokee Nation, said organizers are trying to find news ways to showcase the work of artists safely.

For more information about Cherokee Art Market, click here.

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