Native American Pavilion returns to Las Vegas
Developed to help sustain authentic Native American craftsmanship and make these works even more accessible to the retail souvenir marketplace, the Native American Pavilion will be an integral part of the October 2-5, 2019, Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The pavilion will also feature daily cultural demonstrations as well as a silent auction benefitting the American Indian College Fund.
“We launched the Native American Pavilion three years ago in direct response to requests from our retail advisory board and other multi-store and cultural designation retailers seeking Native American designs,” says Lisa Glosson, vice president, Clarion UX Gift & Souvenir Portfolio. “It’s been exciting to watch the pavilion grow each year as more and more retailers discover these incredibly talented artisans, learn the stories behind their unique designs and how these works can help set their stores apart.”
The 2019 pavilion will showcase jewelry, food , apparel, artwork, music, health/beauty items and other artisan works from many tribes, including Acoma, Apache, Casas Grandes, Cherokee, Creek, Hopi, Jemez, Laguna, Lakota, Mohawk, Navajo, San Ildefonso, Santa Clara, Santo Domingo, Sou’ West Nove Metis, Tohono O’odham, Zuni and others.
In addition, Native American artisans can release product each day of the show. Among the Native American companies and artisans already confirmed for the 2019 pavilion include: Nuwati Herbals, Inc., First American Traders, Indian Touch of Gallup, Myth Maker, Shotridge Studios, Lawrence Vargas, Kachina House, R.L. Cox Company, Trickster Company, Bill & Traci Rabbit, Rio Grande Wholesale, Supersmith Inc., Sunwest Silver Co, Zuni Fetishes Direct, Shiprock Trading Post and others.
“Our pavilion is designed to be a showplace of both artisan product and Native American culture,” adds April Holinek, show director, Las Vegas Souvenir & Resort Gift Show. ” Attendees will be able to see artisans working on designs as well as musical performers and storytellers.”
A special Networking Event & Silent Auction Benefitting the American Indian College Fund will be held on October 3, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the pavilion. Attendees can enjoy refreshments, meet the artists and bid on auction items from the show’s supporters. Bidding will begin at 9 a.m. on opening morning.
For more information, visit www.lvsouvenirshow.com.