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International Folk Art Market


international folk art marketIt’s that time of year for the world to converge on our historic capital city with another celebration of the International Folk Art Market for 2016. The International Folk Art Market is an event unlike any other in the world. Traditional food, art, crafts from all over the world in one spot at one time. Don’t miss the biggest event in Santa Fe that kicks off our tourist season.

Community Celebration
Santa Fe Plaza, E. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
July 7, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Free and open to the public

There is no public parking on Museum Hill
Please visit folkartalliance.org/parking for more details.

Market Opening Party, A Global Gathering Under the Stars
Museum Hill
Friday, July 8, 2016
6:30 p.m.– 9:00 p.m.
Tickets: $225 ($175 tax deductible)

Early Bird Market
Museum Hill
Saturday, July 9, 2016
7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Tickets: $75 (includes all day Saturday)

Saturday Market
Museum Hill
Saturday, July 9, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $15
FREE admission for youth 16 and under from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sunday Market and Family Day
Museum Hill
Sunday, July 10, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Tickets: $10
Children’s Passport Project: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
FREE admission for youth 16 and under on Sunday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


About the International Folk Art Market  |  Santa Fe

The International Folk Art Market  |  Santa Fe celebrates the humanity of the handmade and empowers communities through the opportunity to develop year-round income. 

  • Enjoy international food and music, artists demonstrations, and unique folk art from throughout the world.
  • In the past 12 years, artist sales have exceeded $21 million and impacted over one million lives in the communities they represent.
  • Artists take home 90% of their earnings, giving them the opportunity to serve as catalysts for positive social change in their communities by improving employment, healthcare, education, and well-being.

International Folk Art Market  |  Santa Fe fosters economic and cultural sustainability for folk artists and folk art worldwide and creates intercultural exchange opportunities that unite the peoples of the world. Each year over 20,000 visitors come to Museum Hill to experience the Market and celebrate folk art while enjoying international food and music.

Since 2004, International Folk Art Market  |  Santa Fe has hosted more than 750 artists from 92 countries in the world’s largest exhibition and sale of works by master folk artists. The Market offers folk artists a respected spot in the global marketplace to gather together and share their handmade traditions, and to create economic, social, and individual empowerment.

Every year over 1,600 community volunteers work to produce a Market that generates approximately $11 million in economic impact for the local economy. The Market’s annual success led to Santa Fe’s designation as a UNESCO City of Folk Art, the first U.S. city named to UNESCO’s prestigious Creative Cities Network.