Fundraising and Community Celebration

The Moondance is an annual event honoring the past chairs of the Heard Museum Board of Trustees for their leadership and achievements in growing and strengthening the Heard over the past 85 years. The Moondance is the Museum’s signature fundraising gala, a majestic evening filled with museum friends and supporters in the museum’s iconic Spanish-colonial style courtyard and plaza. The 2016 event honored community members Arlene and Giora Ben-Horin as well as artist Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee) and Digital Preserve was hired to create two videos for the event, highlighting these incredible community members.


Love and Kindness, a Ben-Horin Vignette,

Arlene and Giora Ben-Horin have made a life in Arizona, supporting the Heard Museum's mission to educate visitors and promote greater public understanding of the arts, heritage and life ways of the indigenous peoples of the Americas, with an emphasis on American Indian tribes and other cultures of the Southwest. This short video shares a brief glimpse into who they are.

Kay WalkingStick, An American Artist

Kay WalkingStick was also one of the honorees for this year’s Moondance gala at the Heard Museum. Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist surveys the career of one of today’s most accomplished American Indian artists. Over the course of more than four decades, WalkingStick has avidly explored her own hybrid cultural identity, engaging Native history along with feminism, Minimalism, and other key art historical movements.