The Southwest Indian Art Fair (SWIAF), southern Arizona’s premier Indian art show and market will take place Feb. 22 & 23, 2014, on the expansive front lawn of Arizona State Museum on the University of Arizona campus in Tucson, Arizona.SWIAF is a wonderful weekend of art, culture, performance, and food on Arizona State Museum's front lawn, rain or shine. Meet 200+ Native artists, many of them award winning. Talk with them about their work and learn about the cultural significance that informs, inspires, and imbues their work.Shop an array of top-quality, handmade art including pottery, katsina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and much more. Artist demonstrations, food, music, and dance performances round out the two-day celebration.The Southwest Indian Art Fair brings together a cross-section of cultural traditions in performances, music, dance, and demonstrations in many media. Living cultural practices, coupled with meaningful conversations with the artists, provide context for understanding the artwork.Music and Dance PerformancesRaffle of objects donated by the artists
Shoot Out at the Chaparral, an Old Tucson Signature Event, takes Tucson by storm Saturday and Sunday, February 22 and 23. Gunfighters and Western Characters from all over the country converge at Old Tucson to compete for titles in front of judges from the film and performance industries.Lawdawgs, Outlaws, Wild Women of the West, and a variety of western characters will compete each day for the title of "Last, and Best, Gunfight Group Standing." Presented by Old Tucson in conjunction with Dr. Buck Productions, the Shoot-Out promises to be one of the biggest and most unique competition experiences ever created in the history of Gunfighter group gatherings!Unique characteristics of this event include:- The Competition: Overall show content, characters, presentation, acting skills, wardrobe, showmanship and safety- The Judges: Who hail from the performance and film industries- The Venue: The original Ranch House set made famous by the TV series the High Chaparral! The competing Gunfight and Reenactment groups won't be dispensing lead and six gun justice in front of false façade sets - they will feel like they are actually "shooting" on location!