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Top Indian markets in the U.S.
The Santa Fe Indian Market is the esteemed granddaddy of native art shows in America, drawing about 80,000 shoppers. But Indian art shows are held throughout the United States annually; here's a quick rundown of the most prestigious.
Santa Fe Indian Market: Saturday and Sunday, drawing 1,100 artists to the New Mexico capital's downtown Plaza. In 2008, the show will be held Aug. 23 and 24. Free. Info: Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau, (800) 777-2489, www.santafe.org, or Southwestern Assn. for Indian Art, (805) 983-5220, www.swaia.org. Hotel reservations: call (800) 371-6393 or see www.santafehotels.com.
Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market: Dec. 8 and 9, Phoenix. Late fall market draws about 450 artists. Tickets are $8 for adults, children under 12 free. Info: (877) 706-4408, www.pgindianmarket.com.
Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market: March 1 and 2, Phoenix. This open-air show, which draws 670 artists, will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2008. Tickets are $15 for adults, children up to 16 free. Info: (602) 252-8840, www.heard.org.