AIAC, it’s almost here…You can feel the excitement grow as the tents and stage are being set-up, the artists arrive on the Big Cypress Seminole Indian Reservation and set-up their booths filled with arts and crafts for your consideration and purchase. Some artists sell only what they make and some come with goods representing their broader Native community.
This year we have 39 artists from 6 states and 10 tribes (including many Seminole artisans) making the trip to join in the American Indian Arts Celebration. As I look at the photographs of their work, I just can’t wait to meet the artists and see their artistry in person.
I sincerely hope that you are planning to be there. From the first year I ever attended, I was impressed with the music, the dance, the beautiful art, the great food, the beauty of the Everglades and the blue November skies. It is simply amazing! There will be fantastic musical performances daily from a variety of Seminole and other Native performers.
This is our 12th year presenting the AIAC and it remains such bargain entertainment and fun at only $9 per adult and $6 for students/seniors. Engaging activities for all ages include a Craft Corner, Critter Show, Alligator Wrestling, Archaeological Information Tent, Raffle Tickets and of course the Museum itself. You can view photos of previous AIAC events at http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/photo_search.php?oid=46484093517&view=all.
Friday, November 6 at 9am it all begins. So come by and see me for I will be on the festival grounds in the Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum tent.
On another topic, in my first blog, I mentioned our pending Direct Mail. Well it has mailed, so if you have gotten our mail, please join Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum today. If you did not get the appeal, you can contact me for member information firstname.lastname@example.org or visit me during the 12th Annual AIAC.