The Yanaguana Indian Arts Market debuted in October 2014 and is named in honor of the Payaya people who were indigenous to this region. Yanaguana was the word they used to describe the San Antonio River, as it is now known.
Through the Yanaguana Indian Arts Market and Community Day, we aim to highlight the continued vibrancy and artistic traditions of Native American communities. In addition, we aim to honor the groups with historical roots in the San Antonio area who still live here today.
Each year over 40 of the most respected Native American artists, showcase and sell their handmade works of art including jewelry, carving, bead work, pottery, and more. We offer workshops, musical performances, dancing, artist demonstrations, and food to celebrate Native American culture. Past activities included a community weaving basket, pottery making, bead work jewelry making, and live music. We will continue to offer lectures and workshops as educational opportunities.
The community day offers families a chance to engage with others in San Antonio, as well as Native Americans from across the country. The artists can share about their culture through their works as well as though workshops, music, and food.
Market and museum admission are free.
2019 Artist Information
|Allen Aragon||Jewelry/Pottery/Mixed Media||Diné (Navajo)|
|Nanabah Aragon||Weaver||Diné (Navajo)|
|Carolyn Bernard Young||Pottery||Choctaw|
|Tim Bluefint||Fine Art Flutes||Bad River Chippewa/Commanche|
|Ira Custer||Jewelry||Diné (Navajo)|
|Sam Dimmick||Carver||Alaskan Eskimo|
|Jimmie Harrison||Jewelry||Diné (Navajo)|
|Shane Hendren||Jewelry||Diné (Navajo)|
|Kevin Horace-Quannie||Carver (Katsina)||Hopi/Diné (Navajo)|
|George Levi||Ledger Art||Southern Cheyanne|
|Glenda McKay||Carving/Beadwork/Traditional Dolls||Ingalik-Athabascan-Cook Inlet Region, Inc.|
|Toney Mitchell||Jewelry||Diné (Navajo)|
|Earl Patterson||Carver (Katsina)||Hopi|
|Sharon Trudeau||Beadwork||Wikwemikong Band|