61st Annual Traditional Spanish Market In Santa Fe, NM Saturday, July 28 – Sunday, July 29

Santa Fe, New Mexico is host once again to the 61st Traditional Spanish Market July 28 to July 29. Live music, dance and traditional hand crafted art by local artisans, with rich 400 plus years of Hispanic heritage, will be featured for the enjoyment of locals and visitors during the weekend. The historic Santa Fe Plaza is located at the center of the city at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and West Palace Avenue. This is a featured event on the Santa Fe visitor guide SantaFe.com

Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) June 15, 2012

The rich Hispanic culture of New Mexico will be celebrated at the 61st Traditional Spanish Market, Saturday and Sunday, July 28th & 29th, 2012 on the Santa Fe Plaza. A popular event for residents and visitors alike, Spanish Market features handmade traditional art from over 350 local Hispanic artists, as well as on-going live music and dance, art demonstrations, and regional foods throughout each day. This is a featured event on the Santa Fe visitor guide SantaFe.com

This famous Market is the oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the United States and attracts over 70,000 visitors and collectors from throughout the world. Each July, the Market showcases 350 Hispanic artists who not only exhibit and sell their art, but are also very happy to share their culture with visitors. All the festivities are focused on and around the Santa Fe Plaza, which is surrounded by history-filled museums, shops and restaurants. This year's Market, July 27-29, will be the culmination of a week-long celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture that includes traditional art, food, exciting music and dance, and much more to entertain you. Come meet the artists and their families as they share the experience of their living Hispanic heritage as it has existed in New Mexico for more than 400 years.

The Society also offers the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, which preserves and promotes the Spanish colonial arts and the traditional Hispanic arts of New Mexico through art exhibitions, educational programs, workshops, and lectures. The collection includes Spanish colonial art forms spanning four centuries and four continents, and the more than 3700 art objects are housed at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo (Museum Hill) in Santa Fe.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, July 28

  •     8 a.m. – 5 p.m.    61st Annual Spanish Market on the historic Santa Fe Plaza
  •     10 a.m. Youth Awards
  •     5 p.m.     “Bach, Ysaye & Paganini” Santa Fe Chamber Music at St. Francis Auditorium, NM Museum of Art. http://www.SantaFeChamberMusic.com
  •     8 p.m.     Santa Fe Desert Chorale ~ “Celebrating the Centenary” ~ at the New Mexico History Museum. 3 new choral works celebrating the three ethnic groups that contribute to New Mexico’s distinctive cultural richness and diversity. Tickets and information: http://www.DesertChorale.org
  •     8:30 pm        Santa Fe Opera: Arabella. http://www.santafeopera.org

Sunday, July 29

  •      8 a.m.     Spanish Market Mass    St. Francis Basilica
  •      9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.    61st Annual Spanish Market on the historic Santa Fe Plaza
  •      6 p.m.     “Mozart, Berg & Brahms” Santa Fe Chamber Music at St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art. http://www.SantaFeChamberMusic.com

More info at market AT spanishcolonial.org

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