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2013 Secret Window Indian Market

The 2013 3rd Annual Tribal Exposition and Indian Market will take place in Historic Monument at Secret Window Art Gallery, 47 Third Street in Monument CO.   The Native American Artisans will have Pottery, Jewelry, Paintings, Drums, and Flutes created with traditional material and methods.   The show carries high standards to ensure authenticity.  The artists will represent the Santa Clara, San Illdefonso, and Taos Pueblos, and many more.  The show will run  from 8am to 5pm.   Native American Cuisine will also be available from breakfast on.   Secret Window will also have  a beer garden with musical entertainment and a few surprises.  Nakota LaRance will be returning to perform.  Last year he came off tour with Cirque du Soleil,  TOTEM,  to perform his world champion hoop dancing.   He can be seen in both movies and television.  His performances start in the morning and those who are near Secret Window on 3rd Street prior to the parade will get a special performance.

Secret Window Indian Market and Tribal Exposition Huge Success

47 Third Street in Historic Monument was the place to be on this Fourth of July.  It was the site for Secret Window’s 1st Annual Indian Market and Tribal Exposition.  The event started with a private show on Sunday evening for invited guests, and continued on Monday July 4.  Artisans representing the Hopi, Zuni, Santa Clara, Taos, San Ildefonso and Navajo tribes brought authentic handmade jewelry, baskets, drums, pottery, and paintings to the Monument market.   Lane Jensen, and The Yellow House Dancers from Arizona, provided entertainment with their Native American dances which featured their champion hoop dancer Tyrese. The market was similar in style to the one held at the Palace of the Governor in Santa Fe.  “We wanted to keep the market authentic with the focus on the art and artist talent” said Anthony Archuleta, owner of Secret Window Fine Art Gallery.  “It is important to preserve the integrity and authenticity of the artists and the work they create.”   Well known artists such as Preston & Debra Duwyenie, Andrew & Judith Harvier, Barbara Gonzales  (granddaughter of famous potter Maria Martinez) Caven Gonzales, Glen & Opal Paquin Michael Martinez, George Toya, Caren Gala, and Bobby Bales were among the artists that were represented at this year’s event.  “We were very fortunate to have artists that have their art in the Smithsonian attend our market.  These artists are highly sought after and are extremely hard to secure, and it does help when they are your friends and now family” Archuleta said.  “People buy jewelry not knowing who the artist was or where it came from.   Indian Market gives the buyer a chance to talk directly with the artist and often times will hear the story about the inspiration behind each one-of-a-kind piece, and appreciate the culture and history each artist brings to the show” The crowd seemed to enjoy and appreciate it as well.  Many local residents usually make a trip to Santa Fe or Taos to seek out turquoise jewelry, or pottery, but now they have another option.  Secret Window plans on making this an annual event for Monument and will expand it even more next year by including additional artisans, entertainment, and food.

Secret Window Fine Art Gallery, Open in Monuments growing Art District

The Secret Window Fine Art Gallery at 47 Third Street showcases many disciplines of artwork by local and national artists.  The combination of media creates an experience the touches all the senses. unique challenges and aesthetic needs of each client, from those who are new to collecting and purchasing a single work to the experienced collector or corporation building a large collection. We specialize in helping build collections that reflect the client's personal taste and we pride ourselves on being able to obtain virtually any work of art, whether or not it's in our current inventory.  Our clients both private and corporate seek out art work that enhances and makes an enriching contribution to their quality of life. We invite you to explore the gallery for further information.