Silver & Turquoise Ball

Phoenix, AZ – The Phoenix Indian Center will host the 40th Annual Silver & Turquoise Ball on Friday, Oct. 20, 2023 and will be presented by Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise (NACE), one of the oldest enterprises of the Navajo Nation. The signature fundraising event will be held at the Sheraton Downtown Phoenix and our theme this year is “Celebrating Our Voices.”

“Navajo Arts & Crafts Enterprise and Phoenix Indian Center share a common goal of building up and supporting the Native community. Having NACE as our first Native American presenting sponsor demonstrates the growth of Indian Country and how our communities can work together to achieve success.” said Jolyana Begay-Kroupa, CEO of Phoenix Indian Center. “We are thrilled about this new partnership and are grateful for their generous sponsorship of the Silver & Turquoise Ball.”

Each year the Silver & Turquoise Ball raises funds for the Center to provide direct services to customers who face daily challenges that include lack of transportation, food insecurity, lack of childcare and limited access to health care, technology, and the Internet. We hope you can join us in this worthy cause, and this wonderful evening of art, music, food, and entertainment.

Download our press release, click here. 

Individual Tickets – We’re thrilled to announce that all 2023 Silver & Turquoise Ball tickets have been sold. Should you wish to join our waitlist, kindly get in touch with Melanie Mariano at 602-264-6768.


How You Can Support

Art Auction Donation – The event features over 150 quality American Indian art including jewelry, paintings, textiles, pottery, sculptures, garments and more. The event proudly highlights the artists who contribute to this worthwhile cause. Interested in donating? Click here to download the donor form.

Event Co-Chairs

Chairman Robert Miguel

Ak-Chin Indian Community


Dr. Christine Bracamonte Wiggs

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona



Auction Co-Chairs

Christy Vezolles

Art Consultant


Garrett Etsitty


Thank you to our 2023 event sponsors!


Diamond Presenting Sponsor


Ruby Sponsor

Silver Sponsors



Turquoise Sponsors



 Coral Sponsors



The Silver & Turquoise Ball features live and silent auctions highlighting American Indian art, jewelry, and experiences. The 2022 auction was our largest one yet, with over 200 auction items worth over $100,000.  Thank you to all of our 2022 auction donors!


Artist Spotlight: Landis Bahe

Artist Spotlight: Danielle SeeWalker

Artist Spotlight: Melissa Lewis-Barnes

Artist Spotlight: Jeremy Red Eagle

Click here to watch the 2021 Silver & Turquoise Ball event.

Thank you to our 2021 auction contributors!

Click here to view our 2021 auction contributors

Click a year to view photos of  Silver & Turquoise Ball events

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