Supporting locally made Indian jewelry, Oakland Museum of California is doing a one-of-a-kind bazaar filled with luscious turquoise items and other handmade accessories.
Presented in partnership with News from Native California, the Market is an opportunity to purchase authentic California Indian products directly from the makers. Kicking off in tandem with Friday Nights at OMCA on November 4th, visitors and shoppers are invited to peruse works and meet the artists from the California Indian community.
OMCA’s 3rd annual Indian Market will feature contemporary works and
traditional treasures by more than 20 California Indian artists with skills and talents ranging in traditional hand-woven baskets, ceramic housewares, authentic
jewelry, apparel, and more will be available for purchase.
“We’re always excited to welcome back the Indian Market at Oakland Museum of California each year,” says Associate Director of Retail and Product Development Michael Silverman. “This event is a celebration of California indigenous craft with works from artisans coming from all over the state. Our visitors will have the opportunity to find special, locally made items and it’s a great opportunity to purchase holiday gifts for friends and family, directly from the artists.”
The vendors include:
- Jennifer Bates of the Central Sierra Northern Miwok tribe (basketry)
- Marcia Christoff of the Pomo and Wailaki tribes (California native jewelry and regalia)
- Gill Velasquez and Terri Dow of the Chumash tribe (basketry, beaded jewelry, flutes, Scrimshaw)
- Kimberly Stevenot from the Northern Sierra Miwok tribe (traditional cultural arts, jewelry, baskets)
- Neal Martinez of the Paiute and Diné tribes (native jewelry)
- Ted Mantzouranis Jr. of the Tuolumne Me-Wuk tribe (jewelry)
- Joyce Norrell from the Karuk tribe (ceramics)
- Ty Day of the Tuolumne Me-Wuk tribe (bows and arrows)
// The two-day Indian Market at Oakland Museum of California will be held November 4th from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. and November 5th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1000 Oak St, East Bay, museumca.org.