The International Folk Art Alliance (IFAA) is excited to partner with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise (AAE) on a new Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Commitment to Action. In collaboration with the Aspen Institute, United States Department of State, Kiva, and artist businesses in over 20 countries, this CGI Commitment to Action will fund much-needed micro-loans […]
This year more than 150 artists from 60 countries traveled thousands of miles to Santa Fe, New Mexico to take part in an extraordinary global celebration. Each year, visitors to the Market revel in the beauty and craftsmanship on display. They meet the artists and see first-hand some of the techniques employed and the time […]
The International Folk Art Alliance Launches New Pilot Program: International Folk Art Market | Online. Virtual Doors Open September 15, 2014.
A hands-on training program for master artists gives folk art enthusiasts the opportunity to shop the exclusive online collection while artists gain critical business skills and experience
September 10, 2014 Santa Fe, NM – In plenty of time for holiday shopping, a new pilot program, International Folk Art Market | Online, will open its virtual doors […]
Eighteen master artists from 16 countries have been selected by a team of business and folk art experts to be the first to take part in the new International Folk Art Market | Online program. Here are the stories of five of them, each of them remarkable, each of them available for interviews.
Elhadji Mohamed Koumama […]
The International Folk Art Market | Online is a unique opportunity for international artists who have gone through the IFAA beginning training programs and want to learn about exporting and wholesaling their work while earning income at the same time. Offering both written materials and individual, one-on-one training on selling to vendors, websites, and stores, […]
The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe would not be complete without our festive Ambiance Booth. Each year the Ambiance Booth offers a wide variety of colorful, fun, and affordable handmade items, making it a favorite spot to shop for all attendees.
This year the booth will be in a new and larger location, creating […]
11th Annual International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe Kicks Off With a Free Concert by Celebrated Afro-Colombian Band Las Alegres Ambulancias
Thursday, July 10, 2014, in the Railyard Park
June 12, 2014—Santa Fe, NM—This summer’s International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe festivities will kick off with a Community Celebration in Santa Fe’s Railyard Park, beginning at 5:00 PM on Thursday, July 10. Bring a family picnic (or enjoy dinner from one the international food vendors), […]
For many Haitian artists after the 2010 earthquake, their work has become survival—both as a means to heal and to provide. From painters working in the rubble of ruined buildings to textile and papier mâché artists incorporating found and recycled objects in their pieces, their art tells the story of determination, legacy, and dreams […]
Imagine a life unlike your own. Imagine being married at a young age to a much-older man, only to find yourself soon after pregnant, widowed, and alone. Who would you turn to? Where would you go? After Meeri Tuya’s husband died and her family turned her away, she walked pregnant through the African bush for […]
July 11–13, 2014, on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico More than 150 artists from 60 countries come together to offer handmade masterworks
“It’s like few other places in the world
because it’s the world gathered all in one place.” CBS Sunday Morning “Collectors of folk art flock to the annual Santa Fe International […]
The largest event of its kind in the world, more than 150 artists from 60 countries come together to offer handmade masterworks to art aficionados and culture enthusiasts.
July 11-13, 2014 — Museum Hill in Santa Fe, NM Santa Fe, New Mexico – This July, the International Folk Art Market brings together more than 150 artists […]
International Folk Artists The Extraordinary Stories Behind The Extraordinary Art
“I wish I could put a basket made in Rwanda in the home of every American . . . by people who’ve been through things that no American will ever know. And they’ve concluded, after being humbled by their own rage and the pain of their […]