General Preview of Award-Winning Art – $50
Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 W Marcy St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
6 PM – 8 PM
98th Annual Indian Market – free
August 17-18 on the Plaza
7 AM – 5 PM
Although the Indian Market is now 98, it doesn’t take long to realize that the art it showcases feels young, vibrant and new. The jewelry on display hits the viewer with bold patterns, polished designs, and an overall modern feel. It’s a far cry from what you’d find sold on the plaza on a typical Saturday morning. These artists are among the best artists, selected from around the nation—and it shows. Whether jewelry is your calling or merely your avocation, the Indian Market is an event you can’t afford to miss.
The Indian Market is, as its name suggests, a market but it’s also a festival. So don’t forget to arrive with an empty stomach ready for, among much else, Navajo fry bread, Hawaiian shaved ice and, of course, green chile stew. Once you’re full of green chile and fry bread, escape the heat at a showing of one of the native films that festival is showcasing. This is just a taste of the many exquisite offerings that the Indian market has on display. For a full list of everything they have planned, check out their website here: https://swaia.org/indian-market/events-calendar/
Or, if you only have time for the highlights, check out the sneak preview at the Santa Fe Convention Center. It’ll set you back $50 but in exchange, you can peruse a curated selection of the award-winning pieces—the highlights of an already exceptional field—in the comfort of a less crowded, indoor space.