20th Annual Powwow 2020

The 20th Annual
Indian Market & Powwow

Our 20th Annual Indian Market & Powwow has been canceled for 2020. It will return in June of 2021.

Artists shown above: Jewelry Left – Nelson Begay, Photo Credit – Sara Frances;
Painting Center – George Curtis Levi, Photo Credit – Sara Frances; Photo Credit Right – Raelene Whiteshield

A Celebration of American Indian Art, Culture, and Dance

Join us for a weekend of family fun!

Award-winning American Indian artists will sell and demonstrate authentic artwork in a juried show alongside a two-day Powwow honoring American Indians, American Indian veterans, and all other veterans. Entertainment includes performances, music, and hands-on activities, as well as HawkQuest presenting live hawk and eagle demonstrations. Delicious cuisine from Tocabe and the Fort Restaurant will be available for purchase both days.

Saturday and Sunday,
June 6 & 7, 2020 – Canceled for 2020, back in 2021
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days
Open to the Public!
Admission: $10
Children 12 and Under: Free
Parking is Free
At The Fort
19192 Highway 8
Morrison, Colorado – in Southwest Denver “Red Rocks Country”
See the map on our Contact Us page >

If you’re an artist and are interested in participating in the art show, please email info@tesoroculturalcenter.org to request more information.

Tesoro is delighted to announce that Southern Cheyenne leader and artist, George Levi (Southern Cheyenne Nation) will be leading our Powwow for our 20th Anniversary Indian Market Powwow, June 6 & 7, 2020. Our veteran honoree will be Viet Nam vet and nationally acclaimed artist, Harvey Pratt (Southern Cheyenne Nation). He was awarded by the Smithsonian American Indian Museum in Washington DC to create a war memorial for American Indian veterans who fought bravely in American wars. Mr. Pratt competed for the commission with over 1,000 artists. The installation of the national Memorial will be Veterans Day in 2020. Mr. Pratt and many other Southern Cheyenne are direct descendants of William Bent and his Cheyenne wife, Owl Woman. 

Our Fort is the first replica of Bent’s Old Fort, and so it is fitting that the Southern Cheyenne are coming back to The Fort to celebrate in their traditional dances and songs for our contest Powwow, honoring nationally acclaimed artist and leader Harvey Pratt.  

The Indian Market Powwow and Market brings over 40 Indian nations together to educate and share with the public, Indian Culture through art, dance, demonstrations, and celebrations. Families can enjoy interactive activities, storytelling and more! 

Hawkquest will be bringing live eagles, hawks and raptors for education and demonstration. The live eagle will lead the Grand Entry to the Powwow followed by our Color Guard and honored veterans, and dancers. 

Attendance averages 4500-5000 attendees. 

Colorado Governor’s Proclamation >

Mark your Calendar to attend Tesoro Cultural Centers 20th Anniversary Indian Market Powwow June 6, 7 2020.

Attending Artists – Here is our current list, we will be updating as artists are added:

2020 Attending Artists >


Tesoro Cultural Center Powwow

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