Qualla Arts and Crafts Open Air Indian Art Market | Cherokee, NC

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Qualla Arts and Crafts Open Air Indian Art Market

Saturday, August 26 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Where our family traditions become your family heirlooms: the Open Air Indian Art Market showcases traditional, handmade Cherokee arts and crafts. Come to our shop for authentic and unique gifts but stay for the food, storytelling, and craft demonstrations. This outdoor event is held in the Cultural District of Cherokee at Qualla Arts and Crafts. Music provided by the Sound of Music. A traditional Cherokee meal will be available for purchase for $12.00 per person by the North American Indian Women's Association (NAIWA). General admission is free to the public.


Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual Inc.

645 Tsali Blvd.
Cherokee, NC 28719

Contact: Vicki Cruz
Phone: 828-497-3103

2024 Cherokee Retreat

Tuesday, March 12 to Sunday, March 17

An Introduction to the History & Culture of the Cherokee People

A Journey Towards Allyship and Uncolonization

For five days, participants will attend presentations by Cherokee tribal members on a variety of topics centered around Cherokee culture and history with the goal of moving towards uncolonization and allyship.

The legends, language, sense of place, history and food will slowly reveal the depth of Cherokee culture and spirituality and offer participants a background to reflect on their own expressions and connections to the Divine. Times of reflection will integrate the day's learning with the participant's own life experiences and spiritual growth without conflating them.

Rainbows & Ramps

Saturday, March 30 from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm

Join the local Cherokee people as they celebrate two local favorites, rainbow trout and ramps

At this community festival, savor a "taste of Cherokee" plate with fresh ramps, locally caught trout, potatoes, slaw and cornbread, dessert, and drink!

Bring your whole family and enjoy some good bluegrass music from the Wiregrass band, great clogging from the famous J. Creek Cloggers who were featured on the Emmy Awards Show in 2022 and get a chance to win some great door prizes.

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