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Heard Museum Guild fair logo

Heard Museum Guild fair logo

The Heard Museum Guild is the volunteer arm of the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona. With more than 400 members, the guild supports a wide range of activities that enrich the vibrancy of the museum and enhance its well-deserved reputation as a leading arts institution. Guild members choose from a vast array of volunteer opportunities that capture members’ skills, talents, and imagination.

Guild members also learn about Native American cultures, art, histories, and current issues through speaker programs, monthly guild meetings, biweekly newsletter communications, Heard Museum events, and more. Many members find deep and enduring friendships within the guild’s membership, artists, and museum staff.

Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market

Carrie Hill (Akwesasne Mohawk)

Carrie Hill (Akwesasne Mohawk) of Chill Baskets displays her black ash and sweetgrass baskets at the fair. Image courtesy of the Heard Museum Guild.

The largest volunteer project is the extraordinary Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, celebrating its 65th year in 2023.

The Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market is the second largest and second oldest Native American market in the nation. As the gathering place for art lovers and the community, the 2022 fair featured more than 600 preeminent Indigenous artists from across the United States and Canada and attracted more than 17,000 attendees.

The Heard Museum Guild provides over 650 volunteers for the Heard Museum Guild Fair and Market. The upcoming fair and market will be held on March 4 and 5, 2023.

If you wish to volunteer for the fair before joining the guild, you can email here.

Join the Guild Today

  • The first step: become a member of the Heard Museum, click here.
  • Then join the Heard Museum Guild by clicking here.

The volunteer opportunities available to guild members are many and varied. Members can devote as much time as they wish to guild activities but are required to volunteer in some capacity.

Your membership supports the mission of the Heard Museum “to be the world’s preeminent museum for the presentation, interpretation, and advancement of American Indian art, emphasizing its intersection with broader artistic and cultural themes.”

Heard Museum Guild Fair and Market

The annual Heard Museum Guild Fair & Market features more than 600 Indigenous artists of the Americas.


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Aerial view of the Heard Museum campus. Photo: James Pepper Henry (Kaw/Muscogee).


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