It’s time for the 13th Annual American Indian Arts Celebration (AIAC).  YOU are invited!

AIAC Art Vendors

We have a full weekend of exciting dance, music, arts and culture lined up.  Martha Redbone, Hank Nelson, Jr.; Cowbone, Billy Walker, alligator wrestler extraordinaire; Ray with the Everglades Critter show are the performance highlights of the weekend.

Hank Nelson, Jr.
Martha Redbone


Forty Native American artisans from 15 different tribes will have journeyed from all over North America to bring their excellent arts and crafts for your delight and purchase.

Our Education division is hosting the Craft Corner.  Children attending AIAC are invited to come over and try their hand at “finger weaving” under the direction of our staff as well as a noted finger weaver.

Craft Corner

Tribal Historic Preservation Office archaeologists will be speaking about their work and demonstrating flint knapping (process of making stone tools) and atlatl usage (a tool that uses leverage to achieve greater velocity in dart-throwing).

The Yellowbird Apache Dancers will perform as well as build a traditional “wikiup” structure, answering your questions about its purpose and place in history.

Of course, we have great food options available.  Everything from Indian tacos, to ribs, to ice cream… we have something delicious just for you.

The Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum is the 21st site for the 21st Century on the Everglades Trail.  We will be celebrating the official opening from the AIAC stage on Friday, November 5 at 10:30 am.

Go to American Indian Arts Celebration

for schedule and additional information as well as downloadable 2 for 1 admission passes.

We hope that you will make plans to join the festivities at AIAC, bring a friend and enjoy the Florida Everglades in November.  Ah-Tah-Thi-Ki Museum members are always admitted to the event free, so be sure to stop by the Museum Information tent to inquire about special introductory offers to join the membership at the Museum.

If you would like additional AIAC or Museum membership information, please email or call 954.364.5205.

I look forward to seeing you at AIAC. 

Mary Birch-Hanson

Membership Coordinator


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