When people say “markets” in Santa Fe, they are not always talking about our real estate market. Often they are talking about the other markets that eventually bring people to Santa Fe for the first time as visitors. In fact, these markets are so unique to Santa Fe they are now traditions reflecting the rich diversity of our creative Santa Fe lifestyle and Hispanic and Native American roots.
If you are planning a visit to Santa Fe during any of these market events, make sure you have your hotel, B and B or short term rental accommodations booked as early as possible. Why? People come from all over the US and around the globe to experience these three unique markets. They are a favorite venue for local and serious collectors as well people who love art in any form. And if you are planning to see real estate during these market times, it is highly recommended you contact us weeks prior to your visit to make certain we can schedule appointments to see homes and take advantage of our other market - Santa Fe Real Esate.
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market: July 6 to July 15, 2012
This market is an annual event during the 2nd full week in July. This is a ticket event with tickets on sale online. The pre-market events begin on July 6th and include lectures, demonstrations and a range of gallery events. The actual market event is held on July 13-14-15 on Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
What is folk art? Folk art roots are in the culture and in in the artist’s individual artistic expression. Folk art is the creation of individuals whose focus is to express and continue the creative expression of their authentic cultural identity. This market is all about changing lives of folk artists from all around the world. The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of folk artist by promoting their unique contribution to our global culture. The success of the market has led to Santa Fe’s designation as a UNESCO City of Folk Art. For more details on this market, click here. Over 25,000 attendees are expected.
Summer Santa Fe Spanish Market: July 28 - 29, 2012
The Traditional Spanish Market is the oldest and largest juried Spanish market in the United States. This year the 86th Spanish Market will be held at Santa Fe’s Historic Plaza. The two-day event features handmade traditional arts by over 200 local Hispanic artists as well as art demonstrations, regional foods and music and dance programs. There is a youth exhibition area featuring the work of future Spanish Market artists.
When you want to experience the unique combination of Santa Fe’s history, tradition and innovation, the Summer Santa Fe Spanish Market is beyond extraordinary for its authentic story of Hispanic culture embedded in art. You will discover these traditions and new works of art with names like colcha embroidery, bultos en nichos, copper prints, traditional Spanish furniture, bone carving, retablos, santos, straw applique, wood carving, weavings, tinwork and more. Like all these markets, the pre-market events make this a week long opportunity for you experience Santa Fe and New Mexico’s vibrant Spanish culture. Click here for more details. Admission is free. 50,000 attendees are expected.
Santa Fe Indian Market: August 18 - 19, 2012
The Santa Fe Indian Market is the oldest market event in Santa Fe. This year marks the markets 9lst event. Given New Mexico is celebrating its 100th year as a state this market is a pulse of our community’s long standing Native American connection and appreciation of American Native American traditions and culture.
Buyers, collectors and gallery owners from all around the globe visit this market event to buy directly from the Native American artists themselves given both the quality and authenticity of the art on the market at Indian Market. The Best of Show Awards held on the eve of Indian Market are better than the Academy Awards because you can meet the artist winners in their booth the next morning. The majority of the winners sell their work shortly after sunrise when the market opens.
Santa Fe Indian Market week precedes the market. It is a true celebration of Native American arts, film, music, fashion and extraordinary pieces of art, pottery, jewelry, carvings, fetishes and everything truly authentic Native American. Your purchase supports the Native American artist directly. The Santa Fe Indian Market is located downtown on our historic Plaza. In fact, it consumes 14 city blocks with 600 exhibition booths. Click here for more information on the market and Indian Market Week. Over 100,000 attendees are expected.
Now when you want a truly inspiring experience of Santa Fe, add one of any of these three markets to your bucket list. If you want to live in a community with deep roots to our community human spirit, then let’s get started on providing you with the story about our Santa Fe real estate market.
If you are considering relocating to Santa Fe, New Mexico for a lifestyle change you will quickly see how these markets blend into making our City Different different. If you are interested in investing in or relocating to Santa Fe, contact us for experienced professional help and information about our Santa Fe Real Estate market. If you want to search for current homes, condos, land and ranches on the market, go towww.emilymedvec.com for a easy map or list search of current properties on the market. Or if you know Santa Fe is on your radar and you are ready for the Santa Fe lifestyle everyday, call Emily Medvec at 505-660-4541 to arrange for a brief phone consultation on current market trends and to schedule showings in advance of your visit.