Abbe Museum Indian Market Bar Harbor, ME May 18-20

An item from the Abbe Museum Indian Market.

GEO NEPTUNE
An item from the Abbe Museum Indian Market.

 

 

BAR HARBOR HOSTS NATIVE AMERICAN MARKET

Learn about Native American culture in Maine through storytelling, music performances, and art during the Abbe Museum Indian Market, which takes place in Bar Harbor May 18-20. The Wabanaki people and their ancestors have lived in Pesamkuk — now called Mount Desert Island and Frenchman Bay — for thousands of generations. Between 1840 and 1920, Wabanaki artists and craftsman traveled to Bar Harbor and other seaside communities to sell baskets and other items. Bar Harbor hosts Maine’s first juried Indian arts market next month, drawing more than 75 Native American artists and performers from 40 Nations across North America. See a fashion show, film festival, dancing, and internationally known performers, and buy handmade crafts. Cost: free to attend the market; fees for opening reception and film festival. 207-288-3519, www.abbemuseum.org/indianmarket.