Denver Museum of Art sponsors Friendship Powwow Sept. 12

, Denver Museum of Art sponsors Friendship Powwow Sept. 12

Dancers at the Denver Art Museum’s 2014 Friendship Powwow. Courtesy Denver Art Museum.

DENVER – One of the Denver Art Museum’s longest-running events, the 26th annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration will take place Saturday, Sept. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Featuring American Indian dancers, drum groups, working artists, hands-on activities, artist booths and more, the Friendship Powwow is a celebration of the vitality of American Indian cultures.

The Gourd Dance will begin at 10 a.m. with the powwow grand entry at noon. Throughout the day, visitors can watch colorful dance competitions, participate with artists in hands-on activities and enjoy fry bread.

Native arts artist-in-residence Tom Haukaas will be on hand demonstrating floral beadwork and discussing his creative process.

The powwow will take place on Acoma Plaza (between the Denver Art Museum and Denver Public Library). All powwow activities and general museum admission are free.