Each year over 40 of the most respected Native American artists, showcase and sell their handmade works of art including jewelry, carving, bead work, pottery, and more
The Yanaguana Indian Arts Market debuted in October 2014 and is named in honor of the Payaya people who were indigenous to this region. Yanaguana was the word they used to describe the San Antonio River, as it is now known.
Through the Yanaguana Indian Arts Market and Community Day, we aim to highlight the continued vibrancy and artistic traditions of Native American communities. In addition, we aim to honor the groups with historical roots in the San Antonio area who still live here today.
Each year over 40 of the most respected Native American artists, showcase and sell their handmade works of art including jewelry, carving, bead work, pottery, and more. We offer workshops, musical performances, dancing, artist demonstrations, and food to celebrate Native American culture. Past activities included a community weaving basket, pottery making, bead work jewelry making, and live music. We will continue to offer lectures and workshops as educational opportunities.
Museum tours highlighting Native American art
Lectures by Native American artists discussing history and the importance of supporting Native American artists
Live music by Native American artists- Tim Blueflint Ramel (flute), Innastate (reggae)
Welcome drum circle by United San Antonio Pow Wow Inc. and Eagle Point Drummers
Circle hoop dance by Ty Defoe
Arts & Crafts
Market and museum admission are free.