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Petrified Forest National Park Hosts Cultural Art Market, June 2012

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Date: June 2, 2012
Contact: Kip Woolford, 928-524-6228 x273

 Petrified Forest, AZ-Petrified Forest National Park will host the Cultural Art Market on Saturday, June 23, 2012, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Many regional artists will share their talent and offer pieces for sale. Jewelry, fetishes, ceramics, other traditional American Indian and Western arts and crafts will be available to purchase.

Admission to this event is free to the public; it will be just outside the park entrance. The market will be held in the Petrified Forest Community Building and Plaza near the Painted Desert Visitor Center at the north end of the park, just off of Interstate 40 at Exit 311. Parking is also free.

For information call (928) 524-6228; or write to the Superintendent, Petrified Forest National Park, P.O. Box 2217, Petrified Forest, AZ 86028; or e-mail the park Superintendent.

Did You Know?

red badlands

Standing on the edge of a vast badlands landscape, a Spanish explorer is rumored to have named the area "El Desierto Pintado" (The Painted Desert) because the hills looked like they were painted with the colors of the sunset.