(PRWEB) June 13, 2012
The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is the largest event of its kind in the world, showcasing more than 180 master artists from 56 countries. In its 9th year, the Market offers an unparalleled chance to collect treasures from around the globe and meet the artists who created them. SantaFe.com has this event listed as a “Featured Event” on the company’s event calendar.
2012 Market Schedule
6:30 – 9 p.m., Friday, JULY 13, 2012
Market Opening Party: $125 ($75 is tax-deductible)
A global gathering under the stars. Shopping, dancing, international music, food and drink!
Location: Milner Plaza on Museum Hill, Just off of the Old Santa Fe Trail at 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
Shopping and dancing under the stars
Featuring festive international finger foods
Music by African Showboyz
Included in the menu: coconut shrimp, braised yak meatballs, smoked salmon platter, goat cheese torta, and chocolate covered strawberries. Complimentary wine, beer, sangria, and soft drinks are included with the price of admission. Select cocktails and margaritas available for $7 | cash only please
Saturday, July 14
Early Bird Market
7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m., Museum Hill - Just off of the Old Santa Fe Trail at 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe. Visitors and patrons are encouraged to get an early morning start. More than 156 master folk artists from 54 countries are gathering on Museum Hill for the 9th annual event.
9 – 5 p.m., Museum Hill - Just off of the Old Santa Fe Trail at 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
More than 156 master folk artists from 54 countries are gathering on Museum Hill for the 9th annual event with fabulous entertainment, international foods and more!
Sunday, July 15
Sunday Market – Family Day
9 AM – 5 PM, Museum Hill - Just off of the Old Santa Fe Trail at 706 Camino Lejo, Santa Fe
More than 156 Master Folk Artists from 54 countries gather on Museum Hill for the 9th annual event with fabulous entertainment, international foods and more!
Children’s Passport Program
After receiving a passport, children collect flag stickers from each country they visit, to put in their passports. This program strives to awaken children’s awareness about the many countries and cultures represented at the Market.
Youth 16 and under get Free admission Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.
About the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market:
The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market was born from a small folk art exhibition, “Focus Folk Art,” at The Clay Angel pottery store in Santa Fe in 2003. Clay Angel owner Judith Espinar and Museum of New Mexico Foundation Executive Director Tom Aageson believed the exhibit’s success would translate to a larger, community-based folk art event.
A brainstorming group was convened, including Museum of International Folk Art Director Joyce Ice, community arts leaders, dedicated folk art dealers, collectors and others. The group developed concepts for a Folk Art Market to support the world’s finest folk artists and educate and entertain Santa Fe residents and visitors alike.
Charlene Cerny, Museum of International Folk Art Director Emerita, Charmay Allred, a committed Santa Fe arts supporter, and Judith Espinar agreed to co-chair the inaugural Market, which was held July 17-18, 2004.
Since then, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market has grown into the country’s largest venue for authentic, quality international folk art and a major international force in the cultural and economic sustainability of folk artists. Now a major attraction on the city’s cultural calendar, the Market has also spawned an unprecedented corps of community volunteers without whom the Market could not exist.
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