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SULPHUR, Okla. – A Native American tribe is hosting a celebration featuring all different forms of art.

The Chickasaw Nation is hosting the inaugural Artesian Arts Festival on Saturday, May 24 at the Artesian Plaza in Sulphur.

Organizers say the festival will feature artists and artwork from tribes including Chickasaw, Choctaw, Cherokee, Creek and Seminole.

There will be a special area for children’s activities and a senior citizens’ arts and crafts booth.

Visitors will have the chance to check out 35 booths with paintings, basketry, jewelry, sculpture, bead work, textiles and pottery.

Live entertainment will include Zachary Garcia, the Davis High School Executives, Katie Barrick, Clancy Davis, ‘Overdrive,’ ‘Neighborhood Outlaws,’ Nathan Burris, ‘Injunuity,’ Daryyl Tonemah, ‘High Water Gamble’ and ‘Zoom City.’

The festival will be open to guests of all ages from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and admission is free.

For more information about the festival, call the Chickasaw Nation Division of Arts & Humanities at (580) 272-5520.