The Folk Art Flea Needs You!

The ever-popular Folk Art Flea is back again this year and will take place on Saturday, May 6 at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds at 3229 Rodeo Road (next to the Genoveva Chavez Community Center) from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) is accepting personal donations of gently used art items for resale. Donations are tax deductible.  Popular items include folk, tribal and fine art, decorative art, clothing with an ethnic or folk art look and art books. Your art donations make a difference. Since its inception, the Flea has raised over $750,000 to benefit MOIFA programs and exhibitions. To donate folk art call (505) 476-1201 to arrange a pick-up of your items or drop off your donations at MOIFA (behind the Museum on Camino Lejo) on the following Saturdays: April 1, 15, and 22 from 11 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.


Become a Sponsor

We invite you to become one of our cherished sponsors of Folk Art Flea 2023. You can make a difference by making a contribution at any level. All sponsorships are fully tax-deductible and will be recognized on signage onsite and sponsors who contribute $500 or more will be invited to a special, private reception and receive entry to Priority Shopping on the afternoon of Friday, May 5. Also, FOFA members have the special benefit of Early Bird Shopping on Saturday, May 6, from 9 - 10 a.m. before the doors open to the public.

Want to volunteer?

Volunteering for the FOFA Folk Art Flea is a fun way to contribute to MOIFA and its educational programs and exhibitions.  Please join other folk art lovers for this annual weekend event and other volunteer opportunities by registering here or emailing Ellen Premack at

Student Artwork at MOIFA

ArtWorks and the Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) are proud to present the ArtWorks Student Showcase from April 12 through May 1 with an opening reception on Friday, April 14 from 4 - 6 p.m. The artwork in this exhibition is a culmination of student work created as part of a three-part workshop series based on a visit to MOIFA’s La Cartoneria Mexicana: The Mexican Art of Paper and Paste exhibition. Every year ArtWorks partners with Santa Fe museums and performing arts venues to bring world-class works of art into public school classrooms. This year ArtWorks’ partnership with MOIFA included 22 three-part workshops in Santa Fe Public School classrooms, bringing over 400 SFPS students to experience MOIFA’s La Cartoneria Mexicana exhibition.


MOIFA mounted a showcase of student artwork and hosted a reception last month for the parents and teachers of the students at El Camino Real Academy (ECRA) that was also inspired by the museum’s newest exhibition, La Cartoneria Mexicana. Over 68 family members and students attended the event. The student showcase was on view through March 30. This program was funded through the generosity of MOIFA donors which helps sustain important school partnerships like this one. A partnership with Mandela International Magnet School will take place April 5 through April 28 with Taos Pueblo pottery artist, Brandon Adriano Ortiz. There will be a student showcase opening reception in the museum’s atrium on May 4 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. and the showcase will extend through May 17. This program is generously funded by the Patricia Arscott La Farge Foundation for Folk Art.

Family Programs at Folk Art

Family Mornings at Folk Art is a free program geared towards families and young children. The museum, since its founding in 1953, has always been accommodating to visitors of all ages, encouraging parents and their children to experience folk art in hands-on and accessible ways. The program continues each month on a Sunday morning from 11 a.m. - noon and features story time, an art activity and explorations in the galleries. Click here for more information.


In addition to Family Programs, the museum also presents its popular Make & Take @ MOIFA. These programs are free with museum admission and take place in the Atrium on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with art projects, coloring sheets, and self-guided treasure hunts. Programs encourage explorations in the museum with fun collection-inspired bilingual art kits, facilitated by museum docents. The projects are always changing with changing gallery treasure hunts for the whole family. Upcoming dates and topics include the following:

  • April 23 - Make a Memory/Story Cloth
  • April 30 - Make a Memory/Story Cloth


For more information about Make & Take @ MOIFA, please click here.


To support MOIFA’s Exhibition Development Fund and/or Education Fund please contact Laura Sullivan at, or by phone at 505.216.0829.



Photo captions (top to bottom):

Left: Jo Ann Ward, FOFA Board Member, photo by Laurie Vander Velde. Right: Photo by David Margolis.

Left: Laurie & Michael Vander Velde, long-time Flea supporters, photo by Frank Chambers. Right: Photo by Jo Ann Ward.

Student artwork at El Camino Real Academy Showcase in the museum atrium.

Dawn Kaufmann at Family Mornings at Folk Art.