Daily Archives: November 25, 2008

32nd annual Pueblo Grande Indian Market at South Mountain Park, Dec. 13-14

The Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Market will return to Phoenix Dec. 13-14 for the 32nd straight year.  The annual market will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Dec. 13, and from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Dec. 14, at the South Mountain Park/Preserve activity complex, 10919 S. Central Ave.  The market will feature more than 250 top Native American artists, giving shoppers a chance to choose from world-class jewelry, paintings, sculptures, pottery, Kachina dolls, baskets, fetish carvings, and much more in a wide price range, from five up to several thousand dollars.

Visitors also will enjoy top-notch entertainers including musicians and performers, purchase traditional Native American foods, such as Indian fry bread, and see artist demonstrations.  Kids can enjoy hands-on crafts activities involving weaving, beading, or coloring in the children’s area.  The market is conducted by the Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary.  All proceeds from the market benefit the museum, located at 4619 E. Washington St. 

The South Mountain activity complex offers easy access and plenty of free parking.  Admission to the market is $8 for adults and free for children age 12 and under.  More information on the Pueblo Grande Indian Market is available by calling 602-495-0901 or online.

Planning continues on downtown Phoenix Luhrs Block restoration

[Source: Barbara Stocklin, City of Phoenix] — Staff from the City of Phoenix Historic Preservation Office and Development Services Department met with representatives from Hansji Hotels, the property owners of the Luhrs Block downtown, to discuss their site plan for a phase I and phase II project.  Site plan approval for a phase II project, which includes build-out of the entire block other then protected areas, will require design review by the Historic Preservation Commission per the city development agreement with the property owners.  The Commission’s review is tentatively scheduled for January 12, 2009.