Next week thousands of people will visit Santa Fe as it once again becomes the hub of the Native American Indian art world. SWAIA’s 92nd Annual Santa Fe Indian Market is slated to begin Monday, August 12th with events scheduled throughout the week, culminating in the two-day Weekend art show in the Plaza.
Palms Trading Company will be open, and we hope to see many of you here to experience the magic of Southwest art. Here’s what you can expect at this year’s Market:
The Santa Fe Indian Market is not just a casual art show. Of course, visitors can stroll around the plaza to simply appreciate the beauty of the work on display, but the week full of events is intended to carry out SWAIA’s mission of “cultural preservation, intercultural understanding and providing economic opportunities for American Indians through excellence in the arts” (http://swaia.org/About_SWAIA/index.html).
The week’s events celebrate Native American Indian history, tradition and culture, showcase and honor accomplished artists and their work as well as provide the opportunity for new artists to gain recognition and exposure. The Market is not limited to Native American Indian artists from the Southwestern Pueblos. Artists from tribes and Nations around the country participate, highlighting the cultural diversity and range of artistic styles, techniques and traditions among the Native American Indian population.
Santa Fe Indian Market runs from Monday, August 12th until Sunday, August 18th. The week is full of events to appeal to all ages, a wide array of artistic interests and varying levels of familiarity with the Native American Indian art world.
|August 12-18||Varies||13th Annual Native Cinema Showcase|
|August 15||6:00pm – 9:00pm||Classification X Award Winners Film Screening|
|8:30pm – 11:30pm||1st Annual Santa Fe Indian Market Launch Party|
|August 16||3:00pm – 4:30pm||State of Native Arts Symposium|
|August 17||9:00am – 5:00pm||Suppliers Market|
|11:30am – 12:30pm||Lifetime Achievement Awards Presentation|
|12:30pm – 1:00pm||Hip Hop Fashion Show|
|August 18||9:00am – 12:00pm||Native American Clothing Contest|
|August 16||11:30am – 2:00pm||Best of Show Ceremony|
|7:30pm – 9:30pm||General Preview of Award Winning Art|
|August 17||5:00pm – 9:30pm||Live Auction Gala|
Of course, the most popular event is simply the weekend where art collectors, art aficionados and anyone captivated by Native American Indian culture can commingle with the artists around the Plaza. In addition to the opportunity to see and buy authentic Native American Indian art, people can also enjoy entertainment on the Buffalo Thunder Resort and Casino Cultural Stage on the Plaza, which will feature Native American Indian music, dances and performances by renowned artists, like Radmilla Cody (singer) and Tony Duncan (hoop dancer and cane flutist). Kids can also enjoy hands-on learning experiences at the Children’s Activity Tent.
For a complete list of events, details and ticket information, visit the Santa Fe Indian Market Events page.