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JUNE 18, 2015
 Summer Events


Open on Saturday,
June 20, 2015
 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m., and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.
A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. During weekdays, visitors may use either the
C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closer for Metro riders). Handicap access ramps are available at both entrances. During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street entrance.

Public Transportation
Farragut West (Blue, Orange, and Silver Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 19th and C streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.
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The first reminder is we are open this Saturday, June 20th, our third Saturday opening from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., and we look forward to seeing you!


The second reminder is our 20% discount on any item related to Pollinators continues through this week - this is a GREAT time to take 20% off a great variety of items - you would be surprised how much of the store is related in one way or another to pollinators or plants - we think of hummingbirds, butterflies and bees but did you consider squash blossoms? Since most of our summer crops and squashes and melons rely on pollinators, that means, in addition to squash blossom necklaces and earrings, any piece of artwork with a squash blossom design  is included, too! How about arts that have the shapes of melon ribs, such as pottery or jewelry?! Take a look around and you will be surprised what you find. (If we have overlooked marking something on the Web store, just give us a call or an email and we are happy to discuss - it's been a learning experience for all of us!)


The third, (but not least!) reminder is that June 21st is Father's Day! So, we're just in time with our third Saturday opening and our special highlight to help you with a selection of gifts for the fathers and father figures in your lives. Happy Father's Day to all!



We have been highlighting displays of American Indian arts including jewelry, pottery, basketry, beadwork and more, that depict pollinators and/or the plants they pollinate and offering a 20% discount on items that depict a pollinator or plant that relies on pollination*. Visit us in the Shop or on our online store  


*Bronzes, books, publications, select sculpture and certain consignment items are excluded.



Hummingbird pendants by Gary Custer (Navajo), Bee 'fetish carvings' by Clissa Martin (Zuni), and Butterfly Maiden by Claudia Peina (Zuni)


Hummingbirds carved from antler by Estevan Najera (Zuni), Redware Pot with Butterflies by Julie Guitierrez (Santa Clara), Reversible flower necklace by Charlene and Frank Reano (San Felipe and Santo Domingo)



American Indian artists honor elements of the living world, capturing their beauty and significance in many art forms. As National Pollinator Week is celebrated, take a moment to discover Pollinators in American Indian Art. Butterflies, hummingbirds and bees are what you might think of as pollinators but did you also know that bats, squirrels, mice and beetles are important pollinators, too?

To learn about pollinators, what you can do to help encourage their livelihood, and for other pollinator-related events in your region, visit and  


At The Indian Craft Shop, we have arranged displays in recognition of pollinators and the many plants that rely on them; as usual, it has been an enjoyable activity! Stop in to learn more about this natural phenomenon that is so important for Mother Earth, and see the fruits of the blossoming talent of today's American Indian artists. Learn more about Pollinators in American Indian Art and be sure to check out our online selection of work on our Highlights Page. 


Join us as we celebrate pollinators and enjoy taking 20% off items that feature pollinators!


So take a look around at the Shop - or around our online store and see what arts you can find that depict any of the many pollinators in our world... or arts that depict a plant that relies on pollinators... OR arts that are made with materials from plants that rely on pollinators. You can then receive 20% off these items during National Pollinator Week, June 15th - 21st, 2015.


We have also made it easy for you if you are shopping online - we've included most (if not all!) of the arts we have available on our online store that would be included in this special offering of 20% off on our special Highlight on Pollinators in the Arts web store page. 


We encourage you to learn more about pollinators and get involved in your local communities with the many activities that are happening across the nation...and perhaps in your own backyard with some new plantings - milkweed, for instance, is so necessary for hosting the Monarch butterfly during its migration.


The following are links to learn more about pollinators, National Pollinator Week and more:

Learn how to attract Pollinators to your garden 

Interesting Facts about Pollinators 

Learn how the National Pollinator Garden Network Launches Million Pollinator Garden Challenge


"Pollinators are responsible for one out of three bites of food we take each day and yet pollinators are at a critical point in their own survival. Many reasons contribute to their recent decline - we know for certain, however, that more nectar and pollen sources provided by more flowering plants and trees will help improve their health and numbers. Increasing the number of pollinator-friendly gardens and landscapes will help revive the health of bees, butterflies, birds, bats and other pollinators across the country." From the National Pollinator Garden Network 



JUNE 15-21, 2015 
Highlighting Pollinators Depicted in American Indian Art in recognition of National Pollinator Week (June 15-21, 2015)
20% Off Arts with Pollinators


JULY 13-24, 2015

 Summer Sale

REMINDER - OPEN SATURDAY, JUNE 20th, 2015 Saturday

The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, June 20th, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


Thank you for your continued support of the arts -
enriching our lives, enriching yours.


The Indian Craft Shop | Department of the Interior | 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 | 202.208.4056