Release Date: February 09, 2024

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

First American artists are invited to participate in the 11th annual Artesian Arts Festival Saturday, April 13, in Sulphur, Oklahoma.

Applications are now open for First American artists from federally recognized tribes.
The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. March 18.

Applications are available at

Hosted by the Chickasaw Nation, the Artesian Arts Festival is a community celebration of First American fine art and artists. The juried art show and market features awards and cash prizes in 21 categories, as well as “Best of Division” and “Best of Show” awards.

Competition categories include drawing, graphic arts, mixed media, painting, photography, jewelry, sculpture, textiles, 3-D diverse, beadwork/quillwork, pottery, traditional dress and regalia, weaponry and cultural diverse.

A wide variety of musical entertainment, tribal dance demonstrations and food vendors is also planned.

Open to the public at no cost, the Artesian Arts Festival welcomed more than 10,600 visitors to the 2023 festival.

More information can be found at, or by calling (580) 272-5520 or emailing