American Indian Artists from Across North America Gather for the World’s Largest Indian Art Market

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The 94th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market Opens on Saturday, August 22

Published August 12, 2015

SANTA FE— The 94th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market begins at sunrise in downtown Santa Fe on Saturday, August 22. For close to one hundred years, Santa Fe Indian Market has been the benchmark for quality and authenticity for Native American artwork.

Indian Market is the largest juried Native art show in the world and the largest cultural event in the Southwest. This year’s market will feature more than 1,000 artists who will exhibit a wide variety of artistic media from traditional weavings and basketry to exquisite jewelry and pottery. Two-dimensional art forms like painting and sculpture are represented alongside bead and quillwork and other diverse arts.

Santa Fe 2“At Santa Fe Indian Market, we are not just promoting and selling art, we are unfolding the history and legacy of Native traditions and cultures, while recognizing contemporary growth and evolution,” said Dallin Maybee, SWAIA’s Chief Operating Officer. “Santa Fe Indian Market allows you to immerse yourself in a rich, sacred cultural experience. It is a place to embrace diversity, creativity, living traditions and a warm sense of family.”

This year, Santa Fe Indian Market has added a new contemporary show to the mix: Indian Market Edge will run concurrently with Indian Market at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Indian Market Edge embraces Chief Operating Officer, Dallin Maybee’s vision of Santa Fe Indian Market “as a living and breathing culture” adding that, “the show will add to the scope and mission of the event to include contemporary art forms that do not fit into the traditional Santa Fe Indian Market categories.”

The three-day event begins August 19 in Santa Fe with the Kick Off Dance Party sponsored by Native People’s Magazine at The Santa Fe Convention Center beginning at 8:00 p.m. Some 150,000 people are expected to attend the weekend market. Here are some things to know:

Santa Fe, New Mexico: August 9, 2015:  — The 94th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market begins at sunrise in downtown Santa Fe on Saturday, August 22. For close to one hundred years, Santa Fe Indian Market has been the benchmark for quality and authenticity for Native American artwork.

Indian Market is the largest juried Native art show in the world and the largest cultural event in the Southwest. This year’s market will feature more than 1,000 artists who will exhibit a wide variety of artistic media from traditional weavings and basketry to exquisite jewelry and pottery. Two-dimensional art forms like painting and sculpture are represented alongside bead and quillwork and other diverse arts.

“At Santa Fe Indian Market, we are not just promoting and selling art, we are unfolding the history and legacy of Native traditions and cultures, while recognizing contemporary growth and evolution,” said Dallin Maybee, SWAIA’s Chief Operating Officer. “Santa Fe Indian Market allows you to immerse yourself in a rich, sacred cultural experience. It is a place to embrace diversity, creativity, living traditions and a warm sense of family.”

This year, Santa Fe Indian Market has added a new contemporary show to the mix: Indian Market Edge will run concurrently with Indian Market at the Santa Fe Convention Center. Indian Market Edge embraces Chief Operating Officer, Dallin Maybee’s vision of Santa Fe Indian Market “as a living and breathing culture” adding that, “the show will add to the scope and mission of the event to include contemporary art forms that do not fit into the traditional Santa Fe Indian Market categories.”

The three-day event begins August 19 in Santa Fe with the Kick Off Dance Party sponsored by Native People’s Magazine at The Santa Fe Convention Center beginning at 8:00 p.m. Some 150,000 people are expected to attend the weekend market. Here are some things to know:

 

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