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The 10th Annual Artesian Arts Festival will be April 22, 2023 in Sulphur, OK. We look forward to sharing beautiful original works of art, connecting buyers and First American artists. There will be live music and dance performances, along with a variety food trucks.

Event Info

Artist Spotlight


Dustin Mater

Chickasaw artist Dustin Mater specializes in visual art. His grandmother, Caroline, was an original Chickasaw enrollee. She taught him to appreciate his heritage and find the beauty in his Chickasaw history. This fueled his passion for art and design. Dustin studied art and design at Santa Monica College and the Multimedia Institute of Hollywood. His creative work includes carvings, drawings, gorgets, paintings, shell art and sculptures.

Dustin’s work has been honored with numerous awards over the past 12 years, including first place awards in both the Southeastern Art Show and Market (SEASAM) and Artesian Arts Festival. Dustin’s artwork has been displayed in art shows, exhibitions and special collections across the United States, including Santa Fe Indian Market, Red Earth and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.   

To find out more about Dustin, his creative works or to buy his original pieces, please visit

Press Releases


Two Chickasaw artists show new work at Artesian Arts Festival

A Chickasaw master craftsman and renowned woodworker has dominated the weaponry division at the last two Chickasaw Nation arts festivals.

Artesian Arts Festival draws thousands to downtown Sulphur

Throngs of visitors descended on downtown Sulphur Saturday, April 22, to experience the sights and sounds of the 10th annual Artesian Arts Festival.

Artesian Arts Festival set April 22 More than 100 First American artists to attend 10th annual event

First American art and artists will be celebrated during the 10th annual Artesian Arts Festival, Saturday, April 22, at the Artesian Plaza.
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