ABOUT THE TRAIL OF TEARS ART SHOW
The Trail of Tears Art Show began in 1972 with a goal of fostering the development of painting as a form of expressing Native American heritage in the Cherokee Nation and surrounding areas. The first few Trail of Tears Art Shows were held in the rain shelter of the Tsa La Gi amphitheater, on the grounds of what we know today as the Cherokee Heritage Center. In 1975, it was the first major temporary exhibition in the museum. The show expanded its categories, prizes and professionalism over the years, and has become the longest-running juried Native American art show in Oklahoma. It is currently being held at Cherokee Springs Plaza.