Historic La Fonda Hotel Hosts This Year’s Winter Indian Market in December

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Special Opening Celebration on Friday December 16th will feature food, drinks, live music and early bird shopping

Photo courtesy of Santa Fe Indian Market

We think the new location for Winter Market – La Fonda on the Plaza – is a perfect fit. It is a beautiful building steeped with history, and a festive and intimate location for the artists and buyers, said Cheif Operating Officer Dallin Maybee.

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) is pleased to announce that SWAIA and the historic La Fonda on the Plaza will partner to produce this year’s 2016 Winter Market. Winter Market will be held in the Lumpkins Ballroom, the Santa Fe Room, the New Mexico Room and the Mezzanine at the La Fonda Hotel on Friday, December 16 from 6 – 9 p.m., Saturday, December 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, December 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ticket prices are $50 for the Special Opening Celebration (which includes access for the rest of the weekend); $10 for one day (Saturday or Sunday); and $15 for a Weekend Pass.

The intimate, indoor market will feature 135 SWAIA artists offering a wide range of artwork for sale— including jewelry, pottery and ornaments that are perfect for the holiday season. Participating artists include Victoria Adams, Allen Aragon, Nocona Burgess, Kelly Church, Benson Manygoats, Jesse Monongya, Zoe Urness,
Nancy Youngblood and many other beloved SWAIA artists.

“We think the new location for Winter Market – La Fonda on the Plaza – is a perfect fit. It is a beautiful building steeped with history, and a festive and intimate location for the artists and buyers. La Fonda has always been a great partner to SWAIA and we are excited to expand our relationship with them. The feedback from artists regarding the change in date has been positive. They are happy to be getting their Thanksgiving weekend back, and are looking forward to increased sales to holiday shoppers,” said Dallin Maybee, SWAIA’s chief operating officer.

Additionally, this year’s 2016 Class X winning films will screen in the Exchange Room at La Fonda.

Several fundraising campaigns for SWAIA will take place during Winter Market, including the popular “Festival of Trees,” and a silent auction of artwork and hand-painted ornaments by many well-known Native artists. In addition, docent-guided tours of La Fonda’s extensive Native American art collection will be made available, with proceeds going to benefit SWAIA.

Tickets for the 2016 Winter Market can be purchased in advance at http://www.swaia.org or at the door. Special lodging packages are available for the weekend at La Fonda (http://www. lafondasantafe.com)

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

For information about SWAIA, please contact:
Amanda Crocker
505 983 5220 x225
acrocker(@)swaia.org

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About SWAIA:
The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) is a non-profit organization supporting Native American arts and culture. It creates economic and cultural opportunities for Native American artists by producing and promoting the Santa Fe Indian Market, the biggest and most prestigious Indian art event in the world since 1922; 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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