Alaska Native Customary Art Show

For over 30 years, AFN has brought together Alaska Native artisans from all regions of the state as well as our Lower 48 American Indian friends to showcase and sell their artwork.

The Alaska Native Customary Art Fair is renowned as one of the best places to find Alaska Native and American Indian artwork from cultures that are vital and rich with history, skill, tradition, adaptation, and creativity. This art showcase is a way of promoting the artists and celebrating our many unique art forms and cultures.

This year, we will feature more than 170 artists and craftsmen.


2018 Show Hours

8:00am-6:00pm on Thursday, October 18
8:00am-6:00pm on Friday, October 19
8:00am-3:00pm on Saturday, October 20 



The following rules and regulations were developed for the benefit of the artist and customers alike. They incorporate both the Alaska Federation of Natives and the Dena’ina Center rules.

Please read carefully and keep this page for future reference:

Alaska Natives/American Indians who are enrolled in the State of Alaska’s Silver Hand Program or have a copy of their Bureau of Indian Affairs tribal enrollment are eligible to participate. New artists must submit a copy with the application. Returning artists are responsible for ensuring AFN has a copy on file. 

Each artist, including household members, is limited to one table space.

One 6-foot table and two chairs are contracted between the artist and AFN. Space may not be sublet or shared without prior approval of an authorized AFN staff member.

Artists agree that only items constructed by the artist or immediate family members will be sold at their table. Artists also agree that no food or beverage will be sold.

A minimum of 50% payment is required to hold a reservation, with the remaining 50% due and received by close of business on September 7, 2018. Payment will only be accepted with an application form.

Artists agree that their designated space will be staffed at all times during show hours.

Artists will receive a receipt, set up information, sale hours, floor plan and table number in early October 2018.

Each artist shall indemnify, defend, save and hold the Alaska Federation of Natives and the Dena’ina Center harmless from any claim, lawsuit or liability, including costs and reasonable attorney’s fees allegedly arising from loss or stolen items, damage or injury to persons or property occurring in the course of the space rental during the Alaska Native Customary Art Show, October 18-20, 2018.

In the event of Convention cancellation due to fire, venue closure, Acts of God or other causes beyond AFN’s control, AFN or its agents shall not be held liable for failure to hold the Convention.

Any artist found in violation of these rules and regulations must immediately surrender their table space. 

No refunds will be issued for cancelled tables after September 7, 2018.

Artists will notify AFN immediately if they are unable to attend.

Alaska Federation of Natives

3000 A Street, suite 210 | Anchorage, Alaska 99503

Phone: (907) 274-3611| Fax: (907) 276-7989 |

Contact Toan Nguyen or Nicole James

Click here to download the 2018 artist application Arts and Crafts Rules.Regulations .2018