9 Must Have Experiences at Santa Fe Indian Market

Every August, artists from around North America descend on the historic Santa Fe Plaza for the SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market, the largest and most prestigious Native American fine art show in the world. There is no arguing that the seemingly endless booths of world-renowned artisans are the main draw, but there is far more going on than just great shopping! Find yourself a handmade treasure to take home, but don’t miss these 9 ways to enjoy a truly authentic Indian Market experience.

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Native Treasures Kicks Off Santa Fe’s Prestigious Art Market Season

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Santa Fe is known for our robust offering of some of the best and longest-standing seasonal arts markets that draw thousands of visitors to Santa Fe every year.  The highly anticipated annual Native Treasures Art Market is a favorite among Native American art collectors and enthusiasts every spring.  This year, Native Treasures takes place on Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-27, 2018 in the indoor setting of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

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7 Incredible Art Experiences You Can Only Have in Santa Fe, New Mexico

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Note: As the contemporary art scene in Santa Fe continues to bloom, we wanted to share article “Incredible Art Experiences You Can Only Have in Santa Fe, New Mexico” from Alexandra Marx via Matador Network. 

Santa Fe has a long history of being an art destination known for its turquoise jewelry, Western paintings, and bronze sculptures, but The City Different has a surprise for you.

We’re talking art parties lasting into the early hours of the morning and secret, invite-only gallery openings. Seriously — these brazenly nontraditional arts experiences deserve to be as synonymous with Santa Fe as the movie biz is with Hollywood. The city sits quietly ranked as one of the largest arts markets in the US, with small, independent artists thriving here. When compared to the sheer size and pace of New York and LA, Santa Fe stands as an unparalleled beacon for collaboration and innovation in contemporary art.

Check out these seven art experiences if you want to see the future of mixed media and performance.

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Meet the Artists of the New Santa Fe Artists in Residence Program

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Hotel guests staying in Santa Fe this winter will experience the city’s renowned art scene right in their hotels. The inaugural season of the city-wide “Santa Fe Artists In Residence” program creates a new art experience connecting visitors with New Mexico artists at 16 participating properties. Santa Fe Artists In Residence will be offered November 1, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 4-7 p.m.

Visitors to The City Different can easily meet, interact and observe the artists as they create masterpieces in a variety of mediums. From painting and sculpting to jewelry making and basket weaving these skilled artists are ready to share their craft and invite guests to delve into the creative process first hand. Participating locations include: Drury Plaza Hotel, Eldorado Hotel and Spa, Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, Hotel Santa Fe, Inn of the Governor’s, Inn on the Alameda, La Fonda on the Plaza, La Posada de Santa Fe, Sunrise Springs and more. Read More

9 Santa Fe December Events To  Enjoy The Season

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Do you want to experience December differently this year? Then plan a visit to The City Different. Santa Fe never looked prettier dressed in all her holiday color and lights! Add to that a town nestled in historic traditions, then throw in some snow, mix in a bit of annual celebration and voila!  You have the perfect Santa Fe winter holiday getaway! It’s our good fortune to have a myriad of festive events that spotlight a different kind holiday season. Bright blue skies with crisp frosty air and ski ready landscape? Got it. World renowned regional cuisine? Always. Holiday music and performing arts? Hello! We’ve got it all.

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Discovering Native American Culture in Santa Fe’s Museums

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When arriving in Santa Fe, visitors who wish to experience Native American culture often ask, where do I begin? The exploration of greater Santa Fe’s rich cultural landscape and history might at first seem like an overwhelming endeavor, with such a wide range of exemplary choices, but that’s the good news!  As the third largest art market in the country, Santa Fe is chock-full of fine art galleries, shops, and cultural institutions that offer magnificent displays of the region’s art and culture and endless opportunities for learning and discovery.

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