A VIRTUAL & IN-PERSON EVENT

Experience one of the country's most prestigious Native art shows on its 50th anniversary. Enjoy and purchase authentic Native art. Over 75 elite artists will be featured from July 2 - 31, 2021.

The Trail of Tears Art Show began in 1972 with a goal of fostering the development of painting as a form of expressing Native American heritage in the Cherokee Nation and surrounding areas. The first few Trail of Tears Art Shows were held in the rain shelter of the Tsa La Gi amphitheater, on the grounds of what we know today as the Cherokee Heritage Center. In 1975, it was the first major temporary exhibition in the museum. Upon celebrating its 50th year, the show has expanded its categories, prizes, and professionalism over the years; becoming the longest running, juried, Native American art show in Oklahoma.

HOURS AND LOCATION

Art Show hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

Cherokee Springs Plaza (near Newk’s Eatery)
3377 Cherokee Springs Rd, Tahlequah, OK 74464

SPECIAL AWARDS
Please click the button below to see a list of the Grand Prize & Special Award Winners for the 50th Trail of Tears Art Show.
COMPETITION WINNERS
Please click the button below to see a full list of 2021 Trail of Tears Art Show Award Winners.
PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD

The votes are in, and the winner is “We the People” by Andrea Tidwell.

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Learn more about the featured artist for the 50th anniversary Trail of Tears Art Show as well as the Grand Prize and Trail of Tears award winners for 2021.

SHIPPING AND HANDLING
For information about when your package will arrive if you are purchasing art online click here.
INFORMATION FOR ARTISTS
The Trail of Tears Art Show and Sale has been established as a fine art exhibition and competition with quality standards; as such, acceptance is juried. View the details, entry forms and FAQs.
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