Poarch Creek Artists & Demonstrators Invited...

On September 23rd there will be a reception to welcome the board of directors from the Alabama Trust for Historic Preservation. Dr. Karla Martin has asked us to invite some of our Poarch Creek artists and demonstrators to attend. She has requested that the artists demonstrate their skills and answer questions during the reception. The artists would be able to sell their work as well. If you would like to be part of this event, please contact Margaret Baggett at mbaggett@pci-nsn.gov or Jonathan Martin at jmartin@pci-nsn.gov for more information.

Notice To Certified Tribal Artists

Creek Indian Enterprises Development Authority (CIEDA) is interested in Tribal Member made jewelry to sell at the Creek Travel Plaza. If you are interested or need more information please contact Jennifer Chism, Marketing Manager at CIEDA. She may be reached at (251) 446-4508, (251) 253-4099 or jenchism@pcicie.com

Poarch artists at the Fair

Are you a certified Poarch Creek artist? Do you know one? The Pensacola Fair has contacted Mrs. Margaret Baggett to invite our native artists to come and demonstrate (and sell) at the fair. If you are interested, contact us so we can schedule a time slot for you at our booth. We will have the booth for eleven days. It will be first come, first serve. Spread the word! If you will text the word TRADARTS to the number 84483 you can receive updates on your cell phone as well. We will have the booth from Thurs. Oct. 20 to Sun. Oct. 30. Margaret (251) 253-9045 or Jonathan (251) 253-3579.

The Cultural Department is comprised of seven Board of Directors and a full time staff. The Cultural Department oversees all aspects of cultural education, museum development, use of the Pow Wow Grounds, cultural programs, and related activities and events. The Cultural Department hosts a number of unique events on an annual basis including the Creek Indian Art Show, Sovereignty Celebration, Calvin McGhee Memorial, and the annual Thanksgiving Pow Wow.

The Kerretv Cuko (Building of Learning) Poarch Band of Creek Indians Museum and Gift Shop is open to the public Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Museum and Gift Shop is located at 5484 Jack Springs Road, Atmore, AL 36502.

The Cultural Department hosts a variety of special programs including: Pow Wow Club, Poarch Creek Princess Program and Competition, Community Stickball Games, Native Youth Issue Forums, and Elder Recognition Program. Traditional Culture and Arts Classes included: Creek Basketry, Finger-weaving, Traditional Clothing, Shell Carving, Creek Language, and Creek Patchwork.

Traditional Arts Classes

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Class sizes are limited, apply ASAP!

Tribal Member Artist Applications

Tribal Youth Council

Cultural Downloads

Department Contacts

Jennifer McGhee
Administrative Assistant
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2656

Chris "Ding Ding" Blackburn
Planning & Events Coordinator
(251) 368-9136 ext. 2052

Margaret Baggett
Traditional Arts Demonstrator
(251) 368-9136 extension 2648

Nora Franklin
Gift Shop Clerk
(251) 368-9136 extension 2053

Brandy Chunn
Museum Coordinator
(251) 368-9136 extension 2413

Mindy N. Jackson
Cultural Director
(251) 368-9136 extension 2293

Karla S. Martin
Community Services Division Director
(251) 368-9136 extension 2655

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