July 23 - 29, 2012
"This famous market is the oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the United States"
The rich Hispanic culture of New Mexico will be celebrated at the 61st Traditional Spanish Market, Saturday and Sunday, July 28 & 29, 2012 on the Santa Fe Plaza. A popular event for residents and visitors alike, Spanish Market features handmade traditional art from more than 350 local Hispanic artists, as well as on-going live music and dance, art demonstrations and regional foods throughout each day.
This famous market is the oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the United States and attracts more than 70,000 visitors and collectors from throughout the world. Each July, the Market showcases 350 Hispanic artists who not only exhibit and sell their art, but are also very happy to share their culture with visitors. All the festivities are focused on and around the Santa Fe Plaza, which is surrounded by history-filled museums, shops and restaurants. This year's Market, July 27-29, will be the culmination of a week-long celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture that includes traditional art, food, exciting music and dance, and much more to entertain you. Come meet the artists and their families as they share the experience of their living Hispanic heritage as it has existed in New Mexico for more than 400 years!
The Spanish Colonial Arts Society, which sponsors Spanish Market, also oversees the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, which preserves and promotes the Spanish colonial arts and the traditional Hispanic arts of New Mexico through art exhibitions, educational programs, workshops and lectures. The collection includes Spanish colonial art forms spanning four centuries and four continents, and the more than 3,700 art objects are housed at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo (Museum Hill) in Santa Fe.