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OMCA Announces 3rd Annual Indian Market at Oakland Museum of California

(OAKLAND, CA)—The Oakland Museum of California announces the third annual Indian Market at Oakland Museum of California on Friday, November 4 from 3 to 9 pm and Saturday, November 5 from 10 am to 4 pm. One of the only Indian markets of its kind in California, the event features more than 20 local artists and artisans, including items such as traditional hand-woven baskets, ceramic housewares, jewelry, apparel, and more. Images of some of the intricate works can be found here.  

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 @ OMCA on November 4, visitors and shoppers are invited to peruse works and meet the artists from the California Indian community.

“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.”

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 4 from 3 to 9 pm and November 5 from 10 am to 4 pm. 

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) brings together collections of art, history and natural science under one roof to tell the extraordinary stories of California and its people. OMCA’s groundbreaking exhibits tell the many stories that comprise California with many voices, often drawing on first-person accounts by people who have shaped California’s cultural heritage. Visitors are invited to actively participate in the Museum as they learn about the natural, artistic and social forces that affect the state and investigate their own role in both its history and its future. With more than 1.9 million objects, OMCA is a leading cultural institution of the Bay Area and a resource for the research and understanding of California’s dynamic cultural and environmental heritage.

The Oakland Museum of California (OMCA) is at 1000 Oak Street, at 10th Street, in Oakland. Museum admission is $15.95 general; $10.95 seniors and students with valid ID, $6.95 youth ages 9 to 17, and free for Members and children 8 and under. There is a $4 charge in addition to general admission pricing for special exhibitions. OMCA offers onsite underground parking, with validation for Museum visitors, and is conveniently located one block from the Lake Merritt BART station, on the corner of 10th Street and Oak Street. The accessibility ramp is located at the new 1000 Oak Street main entrance. Regular hours are 11 am to 5 pm, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 am to 9 pm Fridays.
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