Verde Valley Archaeology Center Events

Immerse yourself in Native American culture and the archaeology of the Verde Valley of Central Arizona. The Verde Valley Archaeology Center hosts two main events each year. The annual Festival of Native American Film and American Indian Art Show is held in the Fall. The annual Verde Valley Archaeology Fair and American Indian Art Show held in March as part of Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month celebrations. All our events are held in historic Camp Verde, Arizona.

Festival of Native American FilmThe Verde Valley Archaeology Center recognizes the American Indian heritage of the Verde Valley with an annual Festival of American Indian Art for artists from throughout Arizona and the Southwest. The event promotes greater public appreciation and understanding of American Indian artistry, encourages artistic achievement in a variety of media and establishes a stronger market for American Indian art. The Invitational American Indian Art Show is a juried show to be held for two days on September 28 and 29, 2013, inside the Camp Verde Community Center, Camp Verde, Arizona.

The Native American Film Night provides a venue for feature films, shorts, videos and documentaries of USA American Indian and Canada First Nation communities. We often include feature films by indigenous people of other countries. Public screenings for 2013 will be on September 27 at the Sedona Creative Life Center in Sedona, Arizona, starting at 7:00 pm.

This year we will be inaugurating a new event. On September 28, at 7:00 pm, we will host the Canyon Record Artist Showcase featuring GRAMMY-nominated Radmilla Cody and NAMA Artist of the Year Tony Duncan.

Verde Valley Archaeology FairThe Verde Valley Archaeology Fair is held annually during Arizona Archaeology Awareness Month in March. The next Fair will be March 29-30, 2014. The Fair features archaeology exhibits, demonstrations, an "archaeology for kids" area, and an International Archaeology Film Festival featuring archaeology documentaries from around the world.
The Fair also includes an American Indian Art Show.