Greater Boston’s Premier Indigenous Arts Bazaars Boast 50+ vendors from 60+ Cultures

December 06, 2017

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Contact:Jess Cherofsky // 617.441.5400 x 15 // jess@cs.org

 

Greater Boston’s Premier Indigenous Arts Bazaars Boast
50+ vendors from 60+ Cultures

Holiday markets feature Jewelry, apparel, kitchenwares, textiles, sculptures, paintings, and more

 

Boston, MA (December 6, 2017) - From baskets to blown glass, jewelry to wall-hangings to woolen socks, the 42nd Annual Cultural Survival Bazaar season in Cambridge and Boston boasts crafts from over two dozen countries and over 60 Indigenous cultures.
 

On December 9-10 and 15-17, the Cambridge and Boston public have the opportunity to purchase handwoven baskets from Ghana and Venezuela; pottery from South Africa; wood carvings from Bethlehem and Ukraine; paintings from Guatemala and the Eastern Woodlands of the US; wire sculptures from Zimbabwe; textiles from Burkina Faso, Laos, Thailand, Latvia, and Peru; purses and bags from Colombia and India; scarves from Nepal, India, Tibet, Peru, and Guatemala; painted eggs from Ukraine; and more. Ornaments of materials ranging from fig tree bark to banana leaves to blown glass grace numerous booths, and colors abound, from bright rainbow hues to rich earthtones. There is something for every aesthetic, and for every budget, at this free-admission, family-friendly event.
 

Live music by Mayan Hiphop artist Tz’utu Kan of Guatemala and Aquinnah Wampanoag and Narragansett artists Jonathan Perry and Leah Hopkins provide an apt backdrop to the shopping and cultural exchange at the Bazaar in Cambridge on Dec. 9-10. At the Prudential Center on Dec. 15-17, live music by Peruvian band New Inca Son and finger piano rhythms by Shona musician Solomon Murungu set the stage.
 

Since 1975, Cultural Survival Bazaars have provided a market for thousands of Indigenous artists and cooperatives spanning six continents and over sixty countries. This year the Bazaars will feature Indigenous artists from the US, Mexico, Ghana, Venezuela, Ukraine, Uganda, Tibet, Nepal, Madagascar, Paraguay, and more. Each year the Bazaars generate about half a million dollars for Indigenous artists, performers, and projects. Cultural Survival, an international NGO based in Cambridge, MA, advocates for Indigenous Peoples' rights and supports Indigenous communities’ self-determination, cultures and political resilience.
 

High resolution photos available upon request.

Cultural Survival Bazaars

Cultural Survival Official Website

Cultural Survival Bazaars Facebook for news and updates on artists at the market!

Event page on Facebook - Bazaar in Cambridge

Event page on Facebook - Bazaar at the Prudential Center

 


Event Information:

December 9-10

Cambridge Rindge and Latin School

459 Broadway

Cambridge, MA 02138

Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5pm

Free admission

Free parking

.5 mile walk from Harvard Square red line train station

Bus stops 68, 83 (Broadway @ Felton St. stop), 69 (Cambridge St. @ Trowbridge St. stop) - right outside the venue

Wheelchair accessible (ramps between levels indoors)

For other accessibility questions, contact bazaars@cs.org

 

Live music and performance:

Dec 9, 12-2pm: Jonathan Perry (Aquinnah Wampanoag) and Leah Hopkins (Narragansett and Niantic)

Other live music TBA - follow us for updates!

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December 15-17

Prudential Center

800 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02199

Enter at the corner of Huntington Ave. and Belvidere St. (Elevator and escalator access at this entrance)

Friday and Saturday 10am - 10pm

Sunday 10am - 8pm

Free admission

Live music TBA - follow us for updates!

We recommend public transit:

Green line "E" train - Prudential Station stop exits into the Prudential Center

Bus 39 stops right outside - "Huntington Ave @ Belvidere St." stop

0.4 mile walk from Back Bay Station (Orange Line, Commuter Rail)

For other options visit: http://www.prudentialcenter.com/visit_directions.html

 

Accessibility

Elevator and escalators from Huntington Ave and Belvidere St. entrance to event level.

For other accessibility questions, contact bazaars@cs.org

 

Contact jess@cs.org with questions.