6650 E. Broadway • Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858
Phone: 989-775-4750 • Fax: 989-775-4770
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Stefanie Griffin, Sales & Events Coordinator • SGriffin@sagchip.org
Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways
6650 E. Broadway • Mt. Pleasant, MI  48858
Phone 989.775.4744 • Fax 989.775.4770 • www.sagchip.org/ziibiwing

For Immediate Release - September 17, 2010

Mt. Pleasant, Michigan  The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways is pleased to announce it will be presenting the 8th Indigenous Peoples Art Market on October 2 and 3, 2010 in the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort's Entertainment Hall.

The Indigenous Peoples Art Market is recognized as one of the finest North American Indian juried art shows and art markets in the country. Over 45 North American Indian artists will be displaying and selling their work. The master artisans will also be competing for over $16,000 in prize money in categories such as jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings, drawings, graphics, baskets, and diversified art forms. 

Nowhere else in Michigan will the public get the chance to purchase artwork from such a diverse gathering of some of the most renowned North American Indian artisans on the continent.  The artists featured come from tribes including the Ojibwe, Navajo, Miami, Mohawk, Ho-Chunk, Iroquois, Potawatomi, Oneida, and more.
"It is an honor to be part of the Ziibiwing Center's Art Market. This is my fourth year of attending as an artist.
I look forward to meeting the staff that works so hard to make this show possible for us. 2008 was successfully held in the casino which I thought was the best show ever. It was very well organized. I can hardly wait for October when I will meet my fellow artists again," says Herbert Joe of White Lake, Mich. commenting on the previous Indigenous Peoples Art Market.

On both days there will be artist demonstrations, song and dance exhibitions, a children's activity area, and many opportunities to interact with the artists.  The Art Market will be open from 11am to 9pm on Saturday, October 2, and 11am to 3pm on Sunday, October 3.  The 8th Indigenous Peoples Art Market is free and open to the public.

The Ziibiwing Center of Anishinabe Culture & Lifeways in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. is the Midwest's Premier American Indian Museum. Established in 2004, the Ziibiwing Center is a distinctive treasure created to provide an enriched, diversified, and culturally relevant educational experience through its award-winning Diba Jimooyung (Telling Our Story) permanent exhibit, changing exhibits, research center, Ojibwe language immersion room, and gift shop. The Ziibiwing Center is a non-profit cultural center and museum belonging to the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan who also own Michigan's only four diamond casino resort, the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort, and the Saganing Eagle's Landing Casino located in Standish, Mich.

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