Kitt Peak National Observatory
KITT PEAK’s VISITOR CENTER PRESENTS
THE FIRST ANNUAL TOHONO O’ODHAM CRAFT FAIR
TUCSON, Ariz. – June 19, 2013. Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center announces plans to hold a Tohono O’odham Craft Fair, open to the public, Saturday, October 19, 2013. This one day, first annual special event, featuring more than 30 artisans’ works, is scheduled outdoors on Kitt Peak, from 10am-3pm.
Since its opening in 1964, the Kitt Peak Visitor Center has spent over 2 million dollars in purchasing crafts from Tohono O’odham artists. Today, the Kitt Peak Visitor Center continues this tradition, offering fine Tohono O’odham crafts to its visitors.
In an effort to promote artists on the nation and the crafts that are unique to the Tohono O’odham people, the Kitt Peak Visitor Center is holding an annual Craft Fair where artists can sell directly to the public. Basketry, pottery, jewelry, paintings and other crafts unique to the Tohono O’odham people will be priced for sale.
Tohono O’odham Craft Fair Event
Saturday, October 19, 2013
Food Vendors serving traditional specialities
Parking information available on the Kitt Peak website
About Kitt Peak
Featuring the world’s largest collection of optical telescopes Kitt Peak National Observatory is located fifty-six miles southwest of Tucson on the Tohono O’odham Nation.
The Kitt Peak National Observatory Visitor Center is open to the public daily from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Kitt Peak Visitor Center is a non-profit educational organization. The visitor center uses earned income and donations to support its operation. There is no fee for admission to the visitor center; three daily docent-led tours of the major telescopes are offered for a fee.