Santa Fe Indian Market is an experience of a lifetime.
Santa Fe, NM (PRWEB) March 21, 2013
The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) will celebrate its 92nd annual Santa Fe Indian Market the week of August 12-18, 2013. This spectacular festival brings over 150,000 people to Santa Fe every August with its unique, exciting and inspiring events. From families with young children to avid art collectors, Santa Fe Indian Market attracts visitors from all walks of life. Most events are free and open to the public. Join us for this year's Santa Fe Indian Market. It will be an experience of a lifetime.
About Santa Fe Indian Market
Native American artists represent over 130 tribes from across the United States and Canada at Santa Fe Indian Market. These world-class artists show stunning pieces of art in diverse and innovative forms of media. Their work covers 14 downtown city blocks with over 600 artist booths. Indian Market Week™ encompasses a broad range of events, including film screenings, the Native American Clothing Contest, and SWAIA’s famous Live Auction Gala. The Plaza is overflowing with people enjoying traditional Native dance performances and delicious Native foods.
The Santa Fe Indian Market has both contemporary appeal and a rich historical legacy: for 92 years, the Indian Market has been the source for authentic Native artwork and an educational resource for Native arts and cultures. Additionally, the Indian Market has provided a vehicle of personal and cultural sustainability for Native artists. It is an opportunity for Native people to represent themselves to the world and build lasting relationships that positively affect and redefine Native identity.
Visitors learn about Native art and culture by having the unique opportunity to talk directly with artists at their booths and get up close and personal with beautiful artwork. The 2013 Santa Fe Indian Market and Indian Market Week™ will provide a culturally and artistically enriching experience for every visitor, whether they are visiting the market for the first time or back to celebrate year after year.
SWAIA is an advocate for Native American arts and cultures and creates economic and cultural opportunities for Native American artists by producing and promoting Santa Fe Indian Market Week™, the finest Native American art and cultural 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 is a non-profit organization, and keeps no portion of the sales made by artists during Santa Fe Indian Market Week ™.