Indian Craft Shop in Washington DC

December 11, 2013



Open on Saturday,

December 21, 2013



The Indian Craft Shop is open Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 4:30PM, and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00AM to 4:00PM. The Shop is closed on federal holidays.



A photo ID is needed for entrance to the building. During weekdays, visitors may use either the C Street or E Street entrances (E Street is closed for Metro riders). Handicap access ramps are available at both entrances. During Saturday hours, visitors must use the C Street entrance.

Public Transportation

Farragut West (Blue and Orange Line) and Farragut North (Red Line) are the closest metro stops. It is a six-block walk, or you can ride an 80 or S1 bus to 18th and C streets. There is metered parking on the street and several parking lots within a few blocks.



(202) 208-4056





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Anchor1Holiday Shopping

The holidays are here and The Indian Craft Shop is the perfect place to find holiday gifts that are special and unique. There is something for everyone, with a great selection and variety of arts from which to choose. Jewelry in all styles, from necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings to bolo ties, buckles and cufflinks would be perfect choices for the "special someones" on your list. Fetish carvings, pottery, folk art, tabletop sculptures or art to hang on a wall - any would be a welcome gift, sure to bring a smile and look lovely all year long.  



We are always adding new items to our online store for those of you who are not local, so be sure to check the new additions page (and every other page in the store)!  Whether you are in the DC area or far away, with so many choices you will be sure to find that "just right" gift for everyone on your list. 

Anchor2Meet Shane Hendren, Guest Artist this Thurday and Friday, December 12 and December 13

We are very excited to present a Solo Show with Navajo jewelry master Shane Hendren, who will join us on Thursday and Friday, December 12th and 13th from noon - 4:00pm each day. Shane is a master jeweler in a variety of metalsmithing techniques and is an artist who transfers his philosophy and his design visions into striking, wearable works of art. 




Shane is most known for using marriage of metals and mokume-gane, techniques that blend and fuse metals together, at times creating patterns reminiscent of earth elements. He sometimes combines these techniques with others such as overlay, engraving and tufa casting, often accented with settings of natural turquoise/stones.


Winning awards for his work from numerous organizations/artist competitions, Shane has also been involved as an active role model for artists and the arts community by serving in leadership positions and donating his time and expertise. This recent video and interview  

produced by the Saul Bell Group shows Shane in his workshop studio; the video explores his evolution as a silversmith, in addition to showing some of the techniques he uses and sharing his philosophy as an artist. You can also listen to Shane during a past ICS interview as he explains what he hopes to bring to people through his jewelry.


Shane creates a wide range of jewelry including earrings, pins, bracelets, buckles, neckware and more. We can't wait to see his latest jewelry creations and are honored to offer the opportunity to you as well.


Anchor3Open Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Indian Craft Shop is open the third Saturday of each month from 10:00am - 4:00pm - the third Saturday this month is December 21 - We look forward to seeing you!



Enjoy your art-filled holiday!


Anchor4News from the Interior Museum - Temporarily Closed but Active with Programs/Tours

Interior Museum Murals Tour

Discover the art and architecture that made the Main Interior Building a "symbol of a new day" during the Great Depression. The Murals Tour is offered at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The tour is limited to 20 visitors and a reservation is required. For groups over eight, custom tours can be scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Friday. Please call the Museum in advance of your visit at 202.208.4743 to make a reservation.


Special Assistance - For those in need of special assistance (such as an interpreter for the hearing impaired) or inquiries regarding the accessible entrance, please notify museum staff at (202) 208-4743 in advance of the program.  Special needs will be accommodated whenever possible.


For more information call Diana Ziegler (202) 208-4743.


Anchor5News from the Department of Interior Library

For details on DOI Library programs, please visit online.


Library Tours Available

The Department of the Interior Library offers public tours of the resources, architecture, and special features of the library. Included in the tours are descriptions of legal and legislative materials on Deck 4 of the library, including the Code of Federal Regulations, U.S. Code, U.S. Statutes at Large, and case reporters. Also included will be a look at the U.S. Congressional Serial Set, dating back to 1789, and the library's rare book collection. This tour will be valuable for anyone intending to do research at the DOI Library. 


To schedule a tour, please contact the DOI Library at 202-208-5815 or e-mail at The DOI Library is located at the C Street entrance in Room 1151 of the Main Interior Building and is open to the public from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except federal holidays). 

The Indian Craft Shop | Department of the Interior | 1849 C Street, NW Washington, DC 20240 | 202.208.4056