Santa Fe Indian Market Announces 2016 Schedule of Events and New Publisher for Indian Market Magazine

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Santa Fean Magazine to publish the Official 2016 Indian Market Magazine

©Thosh Collins, 2015

We are longtime supporters of SWAIA and Indian Market and are looking forward to creating a beautiful magazine for the 95th Santa Fe Indian Market, said Bruce Adams, publisher of the Santa Fean.

Santa Fe Indian Market is pleased to announce that the Santa Fean Magazine will publish the beloved Indian Market Magazine. “We are longtime supporters of SWAIA and Indian Market and are looking forward to creating a beautiful magazine for the 95th Santa Fe Indian Market,” said Bruce Adams, publisher of the Santa Fean. The Santa Fe New Mexican will once again produce this year’s Santa Fe Indian Market booth guide.

In addition, SWAIA has published the official 2016 schedule of events for Santa Fe Indian Market and Indian Market Week. For a full list of events, please visit,SWAIA's website.

2016 INDIAN MARKET SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

TUESDAY, AUGUST 16

  •     NATIVE CINEMA SHOWCASE (NCS)

Begins Tuesday August 16 through Sunday August 21.
No-charge and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served.
Location: New Mexico History Museum

THURSDAY, AUGUST 18

  •     INDIAN MARKET EDGE PREVIEW RECEPTION

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. As part of the official kick off event: donors, sponsors, select artists, tribal leaders, and media will gather for a reception to celebrate the start of Indian Market 2016. The reception will highlight Indian Market Edge (IM: Edge): a contemporary art show including native artists, galleries and the organizations that represent them. A private press preview precedes the reception from 6:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Ticketed event— Contact Tammie Touchine at 505-983-5220 or ttouchine(at)swaia.org
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center

  •     INDIAN MARKET 2016 KICK OFF PARTY

8:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. The Kick Off Party features a preview of IM: Edge at the Convention Center. DJs, VJs, light installations, urban art battles, muralists, and performing arts, and dancing officially launch Santa Fe Indian Market 2016.
No-charge and open to the public.
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center

FRIDAY, AUGUST 19

  •     BEST OF SHOW CEREMONY AND LUNCHEON

11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. This exclusive event brings together top award-winning artists, their families, and the Indian Market community to announce and celebrate this year’s best, award-winning artwork. Ticketed event (except for SWAIA members). For tickets or membership information, contact Tammie Touchine at 505-983-5220 or ttouchine(at)swaia.org
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center

  •     SNEAK PREVIEW AND GENERAL PREVIEW OF AWARD WINNING ART

Sneak Preview: 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. & General Preview: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. SWAIA members get an early look at the winners during the Sneak Preview hours, while the public’s first chance to see the winning artwork takes place immediately after.
Ticketed event— Contact Tammie Touchine at 505-983-5220 or ttouchine(at)swaia.org
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center

SATURDAY, AUGUST 20

  •     95TH ANNUAL SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET ON THE PLAZA!

7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The 95th Santa Fe Indian Market transforms the City of Santa Fe, with nearly 900 of the continent’s finest Native American artists exhibiting their artwork in booths filling the Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets
No-charge and open to the public

  •     MARKET STAGES MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. The Plaza stage and Cathedral Park is the setting for a number of exciting events and programs. Music and performing artists fill the stages for visitors to augment their Indian Market experience.
No-charge and open to the public

  •     GALA AND AUCTIONS

6:00 p.m. La Fonda Hotel hosts a glamorous and popular event, the Annual Gala and Auctions. The fundraiser for the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA), the organization that produces the Indian Market, begins with a silent auction and cocktail reception at the hotel’s La Terraza. Ticketed event—To reserve seats contact Tammie Touchine at 505-983-5220 or ttouchine(at)swaia.org
Location: La Fonda on the Plaza

SUNDAY, AUGUST 21

  •     95TH ANNUAL SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET ON THE PLAZA!

8:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m.

  •     FASHION CHALLENGE/NATIVE AMERICAN CLOTHING CONTEST

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Among the many cherished traditions at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Native American Clothing Contest is one of the most beloved and anticipated events. The contest includes categories for traditional and contemporary Native fashions— featuring children and adult participants with award prizes in a variety of categories.
No-charge and open to the public
Location: Main Stage on the Plaza

  •     MARKET STAGES MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. No-charge and open to the public

The 95th annual Santa Fe Indian Market takes place downtown Santa Fe on August 20 and 21, 2016.

For press inquiries, please contact:
Audrey N Rubinstein
505 490 5029
audrey(at)jlhmedia.com

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ABOUT SWAIA:
Founded in 1921, The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Inc. (SWAIA) is an advocate for Native American arts and culture. It creates economic and cultural opportunities for Native American artists by producing and promoting the Santa Fe Indian Market as the finest Indian art event in the world; cultivating excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms; and developing programs and events that support, promote, and honor Native artists year-round. swaia.org

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