Summer Events in Santa Fe

[caption id="attachment_31300" align="alignnone" width="600"] At the Santa Fe Plaza, April 1, 2016[/caption]

International Folk Art Market: July 7 - 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  | This year, 168 artists from 52 countries are invited to exhibit their art and take part in the opportunity of a lifetime.

Santa Fe Art Week: July 11 to 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. | Enjoy a myriad of art experiences and events, openings and shows, art talks, and workshops at some of Santa Fe's most popular galleries. You’ll understand why Santa Fe is, without a doubt, one of the most artistic places on the planet.

  • Downtown Art District, Tuesday, July 11
  • Baca Street Art District,  Wednesday, July 12
  • Canyon Road District, Thursday, July 13
  • Railyard Art District, Friday, July 14

Art Santa Fe: July 14 to 16 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. | An intimate contemporary fair that welcomes world-class art and design presented by a diverse range of regional, national, and international exhibitors.

Museum of Indian Arts and Culture presents Horizons: Weaving Between the Lines with Diné Textiles: July 16 | Showcases historic and contemporary weavings alongside digital prints, photographs, and audio interviews. Horizons strives to bring specificity to the documentation and interpretation of these items, highlighting the voices and perspectives of contemporary Native artists and makers to express the cultural legacy and continued vibrancy of weaving traditions in the American Southwest. Importantly, many of these historic textiles have never been exhibited or made available to the public. Individually and collectively, these items tell multiple stories about identity, place, and creation. They reveal the material traces of artistic innovation and individual expression that have been overlooked until now, while also disrupting the colonial contexts in which they were collected and subsequently preserved. Learn more here.

Traditional Spanish Market: July 29 to 30 | A popular event for residents and visitors alike, Spanish Market features handmade traditional art from hundreds of local Hispanic artists, as well as live music, art demonstrations, and regional foods throughout each day.

Indian Market: August 19 - 20 | Southwest Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) presents the Santa Fe Indian Market the third weekend in August every summer.  Join us to see the work of more than 800 juried artists, representing 250 Nations in pottery, basketry, jewelry, painting, sculpture, wood carvings, and textiles. The Saturday and Sunday markets are free and open to all on the Plaza from 8 am to 5 pm, and include Native dance performances and Native food vendors, selling fry bread, Navajo tacos, roasted corn, and other Native treats.

Museum of International Folk Art presents Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of JapanAvailable to view until September 4 |Narrative arts such as Edo period scroll paintings and woodblock prints; contemporary folk art that depicts yōkai and illustrates their eerie tales; ghost and demon characters from classical noh and kabuki performances; and special festival events. Toys, games, comic books, and anime connect the past to the present, and the classical to the popular in terms of visual arts and culture. In addition to participatory gallery crafts, the exhibition includes an immersive, family-friendly obake yashiki (a Japanese “monster house”), a popular form of entertainment in Japanese amusement park. Learn more here.

New Mexico History Museum presents The Santos of New Mexico | As part of our Highlights from the Collection: The Larry and Alyce Frank Collection of Santos (saints), in the Palace of the Governors features sixty retablos (devotional paintings on panel) and bultos (carved religious sculptures) from 1810-1880. They were acquired by the museum in 2007, and previously on display as part of the Tesoros de Devocion/Treasures of Devotion exhibition from 2008-2018. Bultos and retablos were created for villages and Pueblo churches, home altars, and the private devotional chapter houses of lay brotherhoods, known commonly to outsiders as Penitentes to promote and teach the Catholic religion in Spanish-speaking and Native communities. Learn more here.

New Mexico Museum of Art presents With the Grain | This exhibition explores the dialogue between artists and their materials at play in the work of modern and contemporary Hispanic carvers in Northern New Mexico at the intersection of materials, form, practice, and place. It traces the relationship between wood carvers in Northern New Mexico and the distinctive way in which the aesthetics of their work was, and continues to be, informed by a relationship with their material and through a privileging of the natural qualities of the wood they worked with. Learn more here.


Image: "Downtown Santa Fe" by Snap Man is licensed under CC BY-NC 2.0.