The 20th annual Contemporary Indian Art Show takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site’s Interpretive Center. The show is free, and the art for sale comes in practically every price range.
COLLINSVILLE — Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site will mark 20 years of celebrating Native American art this weekend with a show featuring work by two dozen artists with 15 tribal affiliations.
The 20th annual Contemporary Indian Art Show takes place 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, at the historic site’s Interpretive Center. The show is free, and the art for sale comes in practically every price range.
The show includes a huge variety of artistic styles and techniques, both traditional and modern. There will be paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, and sculptures in antler, wood and clay. The jewelry features silver, gold, precious stones and beadwork. There will be pottery, drawings, metal work, leather goods and traditional dolls and flutes.
A preview reception will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, July 10. Guests can meet the artists, be the first to see and purchase artwork, and vote for the People’s Choice Award while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Judges will award ribbons and cash prizes to the top four artists in two-dimensional and three-dimensional categories.
Preview party tickets are $20 each or $17 for Cahokia Mounds Museum Society members. They can be ordered by calling (618) 344-7316 or purchasing in the Gift Shop.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is in Collinsville off Interstates 55/70 (Exit 6) and Interstate 255 (Exit 24) on Collinsville Road.
For information, call (618) 346-5160 or visit www.cahokiamounds.org.