In a city known for boldness, spirit, and creativity, the Santa Fe artist market scene thrives! Art markets give Santa Feans, and loyal visitors, plenty of inspiration to shop for one-of-a-kind art pieces year round.
Let’s be honest as we all like to find those few special pieces that fit our lifestyle, are handcrafted, and meet non-Rockefeller budgets. Here are but a few suggestions…
Santa Fe Artists Markets
Stroll through Cathedral Park and view some of the best craftsmanship in Santa Fe.
The Santa Fe Artists Market produces outdoor juried art exhibitions at the Railyard and Cathedral Park, two of the most beautiful venues in Santa Fe.
When you visit the Santa Fe Artists Market you will find paintings and drawings, photography, sculpture ceramics, textiles, New Mexico traditional furniture, jewelry, leather goods, and metal, glass and wood creations. The artists are local, from northern New Mexico, and talented in many artistic mediums. They bring a diverse collection of fine art together in a lovely and festive setting.
The Santa Fe Artists Market at the Railyard is open from April through November. You will find it at the Park Ramada on Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm. You can find convenient parking at the City’s Railyard Parking Garage is which is located at 500 Market Street, just north of REI.
The Cathedral Park Santa Fe Artists Market is held on Saturday and Sunday on these following dates in 2016: September 17- 18 and October 1- 2.
Railyard Artisans Market
How about a special gift for someone or maybe yourself? If so, you will want to explore the Railyard Artisan Market at the Santa Fe Railyard. The colorful market represents an array of New Mexico’s artists and craftspeople.
The market is housed inside the Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion and boasts fine handmade crafts and artwork from more than 30 artists. The range of creative work spans from knitted scarves and hats, to watercolor landscapes, to artisanal teas and body products. You’ll also want to check out the selection of fun retro aprons, imported clothing from India, felt handbags, hand blown glassware, and a treasure-trove of jewelry. Several crafters work while you stroll, offering unfiltered glimpses of their works-in-progress.
The Railyard Artisan Market is open every Sunday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.
The Santa Fe Society of Artists
Take a virtual tour of the Santa Fe Society of Artists art market.
A vital part of the color, festivity and creativity of Santa Fe, is the Santa Fe Society of Artists juried outdoor fine art shows afford visitors the opportunity to enjoy fine painting, printmaking, photography, and sculpture and to meet the artists. You can take home your wonderful artwork and the memorable experience of your interaction with its creator.
Shows are located at 122 W. Palace Avenue, just west of the historic Santa Fe Plaza. From the Plaza, follow San Francisco Street or Palace Avenue with the sun on your left shoulder to find the white gallery tents.
Upcoming 2016 dates for this outdoor fine art show are: July 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, and 23-24; August 6-7, 13-14, and 27-28; September 3-4, 17-18, and 24-25; October 1-2, 8-9, and 15-16.
Ever wanted to see the arts and crafts from the tribes and bazaars, markets and souks of Aboriginal Australia, Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Iran, Israel, Kazakstan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tibet, Turkey, United States, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen? Here’s your chance. The Traveler’s Market is a group of 45 galleries of tribal and folk art. You’ll relish in knowing that you can find textiles, antiques, books, clothing and jewelry.
The Tribal Art & Antique Outdoor Market has also just recently opened. This outdoor market is held every Sunday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm. The market runs through September 11, 2016 and is located in the side parking lot of DeVargas Center.
There’s no such thing as a bad time to shop in Santa Fe. But when it comes to finding great artwork and crafts, delving into local culture and enjoying our 400 year history, there’s no time like the present!