Santa Fe Indian Market
The Annual Santa Fe Indian Market, which is in its 94th year, will be held August 22nd and 23rd, 2015, on Santa Fe’s Historic Plaza and surrounding 14 city blocks. Over 1,000 Native American artists and craftspersons will display their handiwork and compete for juried prestigious awards. In addition to the more than 700 craft booths where you can buy directly from the artist, there will be Native American food, music, dancing, and all around fun and entertainment for everyone. The week preceding the Indian Market is filled with a series of events featuring Native American music and dance, literature, film, fashion, and lectures, all of which lead up the Indian Market on the weekend. The Indian Market is an excellent opportunity to learn about and experience Native American culture.
The Santa Fe Indian Market is sponsored and managed by the Southwestern Association on Indian Affairs (SWAIA) and allows Native American craft work in various art areas: Jewelry, Pottery, Sculpture, Textiles, Paintings, Carvings, Beadwork, Baskets, and Diverse Arts (drums, bows, arrows, etc.) All exhibitors must be recognized Native Americans and their wares must be hand crafted by Native Americans.
Regardless of whether you are an experienced Native American Art collector, or a person who enjoys Native American art and decorations, or someone who wants to learn about Native American cultures and traditions, everyone will enjoy the Indian Market.