Cultural Survival Virtual Bazaar
Welcome to the Cultural Survival Bazaar!
Welcome to the Cultural Survival Bazaar site, we are currently active as an online directory to connect our community of loyal customers, Indigenous artists and fair trade vendors. Want a look at where artists are located? Here’s a map showing all the Bazaar participants in our 2020 virtual bazaars! Historically, the Cultural Survival Bazaars are a series of cultural festivals that provide Indigenous artists, cooperatives, and their representatives from around the world the chance to sell their work directly to the U.S. public. Covid has been a stumbling block for us all, as we maneuver new ways of connecting. In 2020, we welcomed vendors representing over 1551 artists from over 21 cultures. Their work spans various styles and forms, including handwoven textiles, natural fiber bags, kitchenware, jewelry, paintings, scarves, clothing, woodwork, and more! Indigenous art is important to celebrate and sustain. We look forward to this directory growing in 2021 as we amplify the voices of Indigenous Artists, and encourage customers to shop directly from our vendors with their sites listed in this directory.
Covid-19 threatens the livelihood of Indigenous artists who rely on sales for fundamental necessities. The wide array of items is astounding! Let’s think of these artists first when we need to make a purchase.