The 12th Annual International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe

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At the largest market of its kind in the world, more than 150 international artists from 57 countries will come together to offer handmade masterworks to art aficionados and cultural enthusiasts.

The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe Photo © Jim Arndt

The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe has become a mecca for master folk artists. Some will arrive as celebrated cultural artists, while others have never before left their villages, let alone crossed an ocean.

The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe has become a mecca for master folk artists. This July, more than 150 of them, from every corner of the world, will board buses, boats, camels, and planes to bring their work to this vast and colorful international bazaar. Some will arrive as celebrated cultural artists, while others have never before left their villages, let alone crossed an ocean. All of them bring centuries of craft, tribal identity, and the seeds of economic promise to this truly unique world stage.

Many of the artists come from developing countries where the average income is less than $3 a day and where political, social, and environmental hardships can make everyday life—not to mention the creation of art—challenging. In the past 11 years, artists at the Market have earned more than $20 million, providing them the financial ability not only to continue making art but also to radically improve their lives and their communities.

Tickets go on sale May 1, 2015, and range from $225 for the opening night to as low as $10 for advance Sunday tickets. Youth 16 and under receive free admission on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and tickets, go to http://www.folkartalliance.org tickets are limited!

FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015 (6:30–9:00 p.m.)
Market Opening Party: $225 ($125 is tax deductible)
A global gathering under the stars. Shopping, dancing, music, food, and drink!

SATURDAY, JULY 11, 2015
Early Bird Market (7:30–9:00 a.m.): $75 (ticket includes all day Saturday)
Saturday Market (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.): $15 ($20 beginning June 1)

SUNDAY, JULY 12, 2015 (9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)
Family Day: $10 ($15 beginning June 1)

International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is the flagship program of the International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA), a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. In partnership with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, Museum of New Mexico Foundation, and City of Santa Fe, the Market is held on the beautiful Milner Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

For more information, interview requests, and photos, please contact Clare Hertel at 505-474-6783 or clare(at)clarehertelcommunications(dot)com.

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