COLLINSVILLE — Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site presents some of the nation’s best Native American artists April 17-19 at the site’s annual Spring Indian Market Days. The artists, including some newcomers to Cahokia Mounds, will sell paintings, jewelry, beadwork, pottery and more.
All items are made by Native Americans and most reflect an aspect of native culture. The market includes Navajo, Chickasaw, Hopi, Cherokee, Muscogee, Choctaw, Santo Domingo, Taos, Laguna and Oneida artists.
Crafts and artwork will be available in most price ranges.
The event is all inside, and booths will be set up throughout the Interpretive Center. There is no admission fee but a donation of $7 for adults, $5 for seniors, $2 for students or $15 for families is suggested.
The market runs noon to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, is just eight miles from downtown St. Louis in Collinsville, off Interstates 55-70 (Exit 6) and I-255 (Exit 24), on Collinsville Road.
It is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
For information, call (618) 346-5160 or visit the website at www.cahokiamounds.org.