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Santa Fe, N.M. is home to an ever-growing and influential art market and this year, the city is celebrating art of all kinds with a number of art markets—many of which are taking place consecutively.
This July, for example, Sofa West’s second annual expo of contemporary decorative arts and design in Santa Fe will take place on the same weekend as the seventh annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market, the largest folk art market in the world. Sofa West begins on July 8 and the Folk Art Market commences on July 9. The following weekend, Art Santa Fe will celebrate its 10th Anniversary from July 15-18.
Below is a listing of art markets taking place in Santa Fe from May through December.
May 22-23Native Treasures Indian Arts FestivalPresented by the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, this festival features more than 180 Native American artists who have been specially invited by the museum at the Santa Fe Convention Center. www.nativetreasuressantafe.org
July 8-11Sofa West: Santa Fe 2010Prominent international galleries and dealers will gather for this event, which showcases works that bridge the worlds of design, decorative and fine arts. This year marks the second year for Sofa West: Santa Fe after its successful debut in 2009.www.sofaexpo.com
July 9-11Santa Fe International Folk Art MarketThe largest international folk art market in the world, this annual two-day event connects international cultures as folk artists worldwide convene. The event, which takes place on Museum Hill, has been credited a major reason why Santa Fe was designated a UNESCO Creative City in Folk Art. www.folkartmarket.org
July 15-1810th Annual Art Santa FeInternational and domestic galleries team up to create a powerful collection of art in a salon-booth format, with an artist-styled VIP lounge and a grand concourse. Attendees can also take part in a lecture series and numerous cultural and educational events at the Santa Fe Convention Center. www.artsantafe.com
July 24-25Traditional Spanish MarketThis event highlights handmade traditional, Spanish Colonial arts crafted by more than 200 local and regional artists. It also features live music and dance, art demonstrations and regional foods and takes place in historic Santa Fe Plaza. A contemporary Hispanic Market will also be held during the same weekend. www.spanishmarket.org
Aug. 12-14Whitehawk Ethnographic Art ShowThis annual show features more 150 dealers, showcasing Oceanic, Pre-Columbian, Spanish Colonial, African, Oriental, Indonesian and other ethnographic art from around the world at the Santa Fe Convention Center. www.whitehawkshows.com
Aug. 15-1732nd Annual Whitehawk Invitational Antique Indian Art ShowAs one of the largest and longest running shows for historic antique Indian art, this event features a wide range of indigenous art. www.whitehawkshows.com
Aug. 21-22Santa Fe Indian Market 2010 More than 1,000 Native American artists from across North America gather at this annual event, which is now in its 89th year and it considered to be the largest Native American art show and sale in the world. www.swaia.org
Nov. 26-28Santa Fe Indian Market Winter ShowcaseThis fifth annual winter edition of the summer’s market features approximately 200 artists at the Santa Fe Convention Center. www.swaia.org
Dec. 4-5Winter Spanish MarketThis annual market features traditional Spanish Colonial artwork in such forms as straw applique, tin work and retablos at the Santa Fe Convention Center.www.spanishmarket.org