The Museum of Indian Arts & Culture and Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival Announce an Exclusive Hotel Package for Memorial Day Weekend in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Memorial Day Weekend Hotel Package in Santa Fe offers visitors a great rate at the two Santa Fe Hilton hotels, tickets to the VIP Native Treasures party, early bird tickets to the festival and more.

This hotel package offers a great opportunity for those coming to Santa Fe to enjoy the Native Treasures show as well as a long list of additional benefits. – Della Warrior, director of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival announce a hotel package and added value weekend escape that includes a stay at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, or at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, tickets to an exclusive VIP event with the prolific Native American artist Dan Namingha, a private tour of the expansive and important collections at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and much more.

Santa Fe’s Native Treasures now in its 12th year, is an invitational art show and sale featuring museum quality Native American art, with more than 200 artists from more than 40 tribes. Proceeds provide exhibition and education funding for the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, named one of the best places in the U.S. to experience Native American Culture.

The Native Treasures package begins with tickets to a VIP benefit pre-sale party on Friday, May 27, 2016, with the show itself taking place on Saturday, May 28, and Sunday, May 29, 2016, at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

The package includes:
•Three nights stay from Thursday, May 26, 2015 through Saturday May 28, 2015 at the AAA Four Diamond Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, named one of the Top Ten Native American owned hotels by USA Today’s 10Best. The hotel is home to the Buffalo Thunder Collection of Art, which includes hundreds of pieces of original Native American art and sculpture worth more than $2 million.
•Or, three nights stay at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza, conveniently located near Santa Fe’s best attractions and things to do, and only a short walk from the Native Treasures show at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.
•Two tickets to the Native Treasures Friday Night VIP Benefit Party–a $250 value. The honoring ceremony for Featured Artist Dan Namingha will take place at a this special benefit cocktail party on Friday, May 27, from 5:30-7:30 pm. at the Convention Center, where guests can mix and mingle with Namingha as well as many other Native Treasures artists.
•A private tour of the remarkable collections of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, one of the premier repositories of Native art and material culture.

Some noteworthy items in the collection include: Pottery by Nampejo, Dan Namingha’s great-great grandmother who was key in the revival of Hopi Pottery; a belt buckle owned by the famed Chief Manuelito, a principal war chief of the Navajo (Diné) people; and a quiver for bows and arrows said to belong to the renowned Chiricahua Apache raider Geronimo.

•Two Early Bird Tickets to the Native Treasures show –a $50 value
•Two New Mexico Culture Passes –a $50 value. Access to 14 exceptional museums and historic monuments, including the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, good for a 12-month period.

The cost of the package is $598 plus tax with a total value of more than $980).To book at Buffalo Thunder, call 505-455-5555. To book at the Downtown Hilton Historic Plaza, call 505-988-2811 and ask for the Native Treasures package

About Native Treasures
Native Treasures has become one of the important Indian art shows in the country since its inception in 2005. More than 200 museum-quality artists from over 40 tribes and pueblos will showcase and sell their pottery, jewelry, glass, painting, sculpture, carvings, textiles and other art on Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29 at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Artists are invited to participate, and show organizers work to bring in new talent each year. Selected demonstrations by artists, an eclectic mix of music, and delicious food will add to the festive atmosphere. http://www.nativetreasures.org

About the Santa Fe Hilton Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino
Located 15 miles north of downtown Santa Fe on the sovereign Native American land of the Pojoaque Pueblo, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Resort & Casino offers one of Santa Fe’s most unique golf, spa, and gaming resort experiences. Top cultural experiences including the Poeh Museum & Cultural Center, historic Roman Catholic Church at Chimayo, and the bronze foundry in Tesuque are just minutes from the resort.

About the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza
Where Santa Fe’s authentic history meets its graceful presence. Housed in a landmark 300-year-old hacienda, the newly remodeled Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza captures the magic of the Southwest and its rich cultural heritage in a luxury boutique hotel experience featuring modern amenities in the heart of Santa Fe's historic downtown.

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