February 10-12, 2012 ~ Wigwam Resort - Litchfield Park, Arizona
Masters of Western and Native American Art Showcased at Historic Wigwam Resort.
The Wigwam Festival of Art, hosted by the legendary Wigwam resort, and sponsored by the Western Art Collector Magazine, will provide you with three days of world-class art and exciting entertainment, all in an elegant outdoor setting. This event draws award-winning master artists of Western, Native American and Southwestern genres. You'll find contemporary bronze sculptures by Kim Obrzut, one of the first American Indian women to work in bronze, western bronze sculptures by Tim Harmon, and beautiful bronze and stone sculpture creations from Mike Greenfield, which reveal the soul of the stone and the spirit of the people.
Mike GreenfieldThis year, the featured artist is Sharon Brening who is known for her sensitive portraits of everyday Native American life. Her oils often depict Native children and elders. She is a member of the Western Artists of America, a prestigious invitational member group of artisans dedicated to preserving America's western heritage. Sharon won the gold medal for oil painting at the Annual Western Artists of America show and sale in Texas.
Treat yourself to al fresco dining on the majestic front lawn of this historic Arizona landmark and enjoy the Wigwam's signature dishes prepared in the garden by award-winning chefs, complimented by cocktails and superior fine wines. Relax and enjoy the best in Native American entertainment. Be enchanted by the stories and and music of Arvel Bird, master fiddler and Native American storyteller. Enjoy the music of Tony Duncan and Estun~Bah. Watch the traditional dancing of the colorful Yellow Bird Dancers and White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers.
Details & Info:
- Event Hours: 10am - 5pm
- Free Admission and Free Parking
- Festival Information: 623-734-6526
- Location & Directions
- Accomodations: Wigwam Resort
- Host City Website: Litchfield Park, AZ
- Festival Site Map Coming Soon
- Featured Artist: Sharon Brenning
Artists & Vendors:
This event will be a great opportunity for a getaway to indulge yourself in incredible art and stirring outdoor entertainment in a setting that has drawn discriminating visitors to the West Valley for decades.
Arvel Bird - Flutist/Violinist
"Arvel Bird, a Native American Flutist/Violinist, is known around the world for his dramatic connection between Native American and Celtic traditions, stirring up scenes that echo from North American memory. Dubbed “Lord of the Strings” by fans and music critics, his music evokes the soul of North American history and is thoroughly entertaining, but also enlightening and humanizing." Full Page Bio
Tony Duncan - Hoop Dancer
In Hoop dance Tony Duncan creates many intricate designs that can be seen in nature such as the Eagle and the World and is a four-time World Champion Teen Hoop Dancer and is consistently ranked among the top 10 in the world. He has traveled extensively across the United States as well as much of Europe and Asia. He recently was invited to entertain the First Lady and her guests in D.C.
Estun-Bah (pictured right) has gained quick national recognition as a leading musical ensemble. Along with performing at various schools, festivals, art markets and corporate events, Estun-bah has accomplish the following. Performed for United States First Lady Laura Bush, Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts, Washington DC. Performed at the National Museum Of The American Indian - Washington DC, Indian Market - Santa Fe, NM., Heard Museum Fair and Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow, Albuquerque, NM.
Yellow Bird Dancers
Yellow Bird Productions is a professional entertainment company providing, unique and authentic Native American song and dance presentations, including interactive activities. We are an Apache family of experienced professionals who have successfully entertained groups of all sizes, ranging from 12 to 3,000 through out the world. Representing the essence of American Indian culture "The Family".
Yellow Bird Productions: