Santa Fe Indian Market
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2012 Indian Market August 18 & 19

The Santa Fe Indian Market is the largest and oldest juried Native American art show and market in the world. It was originally established in 1922 to encourage the continuation of traditional Indian arts and crafts and provide artists with a marketplace to meet and deal directly with the public. Each August, the historic Plaza and surrounding streets of Santa Fe, NM becomes the setting for this event. It is produced by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Inc. (SWAIA), and each year showcases 1,200 of the nation's best Native American artists from approximately 100 tribes. An experienced SWAIA committee screens artist entries for quality and authenticity. It also has art experts who conduct on-site inspections of all artist booths during Market to ensure that quality standards are maintained.

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The event attracts an estimated 100,000 visitors to Santa Fe from all over the world. Buyers, collectors and gallery owners come to Indian Market to take advantage of the opportunity to buy directly from the artists. For many visitors, this is a rare opportunity to meet the artists and learn about contemporary Indian arts and cultures. During Indian Market week, Santa Fe is filled with exciting energy. Special events are hosted by numerous organizations including galleries, museums and art organizations. There are weekend performances, demonstration booths, food booths, and a youth Indian Market. Local Pueblos surrounding the Santa Fe area hold special events during Indian Market week to share their tradition and culture with visitors.

HISTORY: www.swaia.org


If you are planning a trip to Santa Fe we recommend coming at least once in August to see this fantastic exhibit of history, beauty, achievement and pride of the Native American Indian's work. Santa Fe also boasts some of the best restaurants in the United States! Check out: www.santafenm.info/dining

It's never too early to make your lodging accommodations to visit the next Santa Fe Indian Market

Many hotels are booked six months to a year in advance!

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INDIAN MARKET CONTACT INFORMATION

Phone: 505.983.5220
Fax: 505.983.7647
Website:
www.swaia.org

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Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Inc. (SWAIA)
PO Box 969
Santa Fe, NM 87504-0969

I recommend visiting this website: INSTITUTE OF AMERICAN INDIAN ART in SANTA FE




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