The 13th Annual International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe

Bring the World Together

July 8 –10, 2016—Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe, New Mexico— January 1, 2016—This July, the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe—already the largest of its kind in the world—will celebrate its biggest and most diverse Market yet, with almost 40 percent new master artists and cooperatives. Close to 200 artists from every corner of the globe will bring their work to this vast and colorful international bazaar. Some will arrive as celebrated cultural artists, while others will have never before left their villages, let alone crossed an ocean.

Artists from more than 60 countries will bring jewelry, beadwork, basketry, carving, ceramics, glasswork, metalwork, paintings, mixed media, sculpture, textiles, musical instruments, and more. Some are honored tradition-bearers, while others are young creators reinterpreting ancient forms. Their art ranges from highly affordable to museum-quality masterworks.

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 12 years, artists at the Market have earned more than $23 million, 90 percent of which goes home with the artists, 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, 2016, 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 www.folkartmarket.org or call 505-886-1251. Tickets are limited!

FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016 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 9, 2016
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 10, 2016 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Family Day: $10 ($15 beginning June 1)

The International Folk Art Alliance, a tax-exempt, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, works in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, and the City of Santa Fe. Partially funded by the City of Santa Fe Arts Commission and the 1% Lodgers’ Tax and the Santa Fe County Lodgers’ Tax.
For more information, interview requests, and photos, please contact Clare Hertel at 505-670-3090 or clare@clarehertelcommunications.com.