Works of art were collected by Museum staff during regular collecting trips to the Hopi villages, a practice which continues today. Much like in the past, current festival organizers visit with individual artists and encourage submitting both utilitarian and artistic pieces (ceramics, basketry, katsinas, textiles, jewelry) for judging and potential consignment sales. Artists and demonstrators are also invited to sell and demonstrate their work directly for Museum visitors during the festival. Today's Hopi festival - the Hopi Festival of Arts & Crafts - has undergone some changes since its first incarnation, but the goal of bringing increased awareness of Hopi culture through its arts and crafts remains its core intent.
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