Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival

Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival

Real Heritage. True Traditions.

Join us for an event celebrating Native American heritage and its influence on the American West right here in San Antonio!  

Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival

Get a glimpse into traditional and contemporary Native American culture at the Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival. Highlighting the continued vibrancy and artistic traditions of Native American communities, this free event welcomes all to celebrate Native American culture through workshops and lectures. This event showcased Native American artists with musical performances and dancing, Native American-inspired food, storytelling, and artist demonstrations of painting, printmaking, pottery, weaving and carving.

A Native American representing the Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival

Common Questions

What does “Yanaguana” mean?
The Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival’s namesake comes from the Payaya people. These are the earliest recorded inhabitants of the region. “Yanaguana” is the name they gave to the River.

Where is the Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival?
The festival is held annually at the Briscoe Western Art Museum located along the San Antonio River Walk.

When is Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival?
The Yanaguana Indian Arts Festival is held annually on the second Saturday of November.

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