Department of the Interior
1849 C Street, NW
Washington, DC, 20240

Phone: 202-208-4056

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For almost seventy five years (officially in September), The Indian Craft Shop has been bringing American Indian art to locals and patrons from around the world, and representing generations of artists from across the nation. Surrounded by original wall murals painted in 1938 by Allan Houser and Gerald Nailor, budding artists of that time, the Shop has provided a wonderful setting to showcase the work of emerging through well established artists for over seven decades.

The Indian Craft Shop is located inside the main U.S. Department of the Interior building, just two blocks off the National Mall. This historic shop has been representing American Indian arts and crafts since 1938. It was originally opened in order to provide an outlet for American Indian artists and today, has become nationally recognized for the diversity and quality of work by artists from across the nation. Murals created by two legendary American Indian artists grace the walls of the Spanish Colonial styled room. This charming shop is now under historical preservation.

The Indian Craft Shop offers quality to the novice as well as the collector – fulfilling part of its mission to build widespread appreciation for the skill and time involved in the crafts and the continuation of artistry through today's generation. Crafts from emerging artists are featured as well as pieces from some of today's award-winning and well-noted artists. The arts and crafts represented include pottery, jewelry, quill and beadwork, katsina doll carvings, sculpture, weavings, basketry, sandpaintings, fetish carvings and much more! The shop also boasts an extensive selection of books about American Indian arts and crafts. The staff of The Indian Craft Shop enjoys sharing their knowledge of the arts and crafts and will easily turn your visit into an educational and enjoyable one.

Hours and Directions

Open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm and the third Saturday of each month from 10:00am – 4:00pm; closed federal holidays. Please bring a photo ID when visiting the Department of the Interior building. For information on the Interior Museum, Museum Programs and Tours, contact 202-208-4743.



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