Visitors to the IPCC during Balloon Fiesta will experience a full schedule of traditional Native dances in the mural-lined courtyard by a dozen different Pueblo dance groups, including the White Eagle Dance Group of Zuni Pueblo, the Sky City Buffalo Ram Dance Group of Acoma Pueblo, and the Oak Canyon Dancers of Jemez Pueblo. Native artists will offer their creations at vendor booths in the courtyard daily, and staff and docents will be available to enrich visitors’ self-guided tours in the museum.
The IPCC’s museum exhibits offer hours of cultural engagement, from the permanent exhibit “We Are of This Place: The Pueblo Story,” to rotating temporary exhibits in the South Gallery that delve deeper into specific aspects of Pueblo life. Meanwhile the Artists Circle Gallery will be showcasing Meditations on the Journey, a vibrant new solo show by mixed media painter Felix Vigil (Jemez Pueblo, Jicarilla Apache).
Visitors can complete their immersion in Pueblo culture with New Native American Cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the on-site Pueblo Harvest Cafe, whose award-winning culinary team is popular year-round for such specialties as Blue Corn Piñon Pancakes, Tewa Tacos on frybread, and the Pueblo Feast’s array of stews, breads, and more. The restaurant’s fall menu will be in effect come October, with seasonal ingredients like bison in a suite of newly-imagined dishes. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Party on the Patiowill go into full swing with live bands and a buffet of unlimited fresh horno-baked pizza. The party starts at 6 pm each night with a $10 cover.
The IPCC is located at 2401 12th St NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104. Admission to the 5th Annual Albuquerque American Indian Arts Festival and the week’s special cultural events are all included in normal IPCC admission:
Seniors (62 & over): $6.40
Military (Active & Retired): $6.40
New Mexico Residents: $6.40
Students/Children (ages 5-17): $5.40
Children under 5: Free
Groups (15 or more): $5.40
In addition to welcoming collectors of Native art and visitors from across the country and world, the IPCC invites media representatives to attend and document the special event. To secure a press pass please contact:
Director of Marketing