61st Annual Traditional Spanish Market Week

" This famous market is the oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the U.S."

Date July 9, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Author Editor

Publication SantaFe.com

Categories Art Markets & Galleries Community Culture Entertainment & Nightlife Festivals

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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 ongoing 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 U.S. 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 society also offers 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 3,700-plus art objects are housed at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo (Museum Hill) in Santa Fe.

Following is a Detailed Schedule of Events During Spanish Market Week:

July 23 – 29, 2012

As you make plans to come to Spanish Market this summer, do consider arriving earlier in the week to enjoy the multitude of special events and cultural opportunities offered in Santa Fe.  Many organizations have special programs and performances going on during Spanish Market Week, with interests for all ages.  To plan your week, check the calendar below!  For more detailed information and tickets, click on the websites.

Open daily - 10 am to 5 pm | Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo on Museum Hill . Superb exhibitions, fine gift shop. For more informatio, visit www.spanishcolonial.org

Monday, July 23

Daily - Road Scholars Program ~ “Jewish Connections in New Mexico” and “A Day with Georgia O’Keeffe & More!,” www.roadscholar.org
Morning - Summer Academy Classics Program at St. John’s College
6:00 pm - “Music of the Masters: Bartók / Schubert / Dohnányi," Santa Fe Chamber Music at St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, www.santafechambermusic.com

Tuesday, July 24

Morning - Summer Classics Program at  St. John’s College       
Noon - “Creative Dialogues” – Music of Magnus Lindberg & composition students; Santa Fe Chamber Music at St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico  Museum of Art, www.santafechambermusic.com
Afternoon - Spanish/Latin Film at The Screen
4:00 pm - Talk & Collection Tour, Robin Gavin, Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, www.spanishcolonial.org

Wednesday, July 25

Morning - Summer Classics Program at  St. John’s College 
10:00 am - New Mexico Favoriites, a cooking class with Chef Johnny Vee, Las Cosas Kitchen ,www.lascosascooking.com
Noon - Luncheon with the Artists, Spanish Colonial Arts Society at Bishop’s Lodge, reservations essential, www.spanishcolonial.org
Afternoon - Spanish/Latin Film at The Screen
5:30 pm - Legends Santa Fe, exhibition of work and talk by Nicholas Herrera, www.legendssantafe.com
8:30 pm - Santa Fe Opera:  "King Roger," www.santafeopera.org
          
Thursday, July 26

Morning - Summer Academy Classics Program at  St. John’s College
10:00 am -Spanish Influence on New Mexico’s Norteno Cookery, a cooking class with Chef Johnny Vee at Las Cosas Kitchen, www.lascosascooking.com
Noon - Work of Magnus Lindberg & Schubert, Santa Fe Chamber Music at St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art,  www.SantaFeChamberMusic.com
Afternoon - Spanish Latin Film at The Screen
4:30 pm - Collecting Spanish Colonial Art in the 21st Century, lecture by John Schaefer at Peyton Wright Gallery
6:00 pm - Barber / Beethoven / Knussen / Bartók, Santa Fe Chamber Music at St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, www.santafechambermusic.com

Friday, July 27

9:30 am - Breakfast reception, Patina Gallery. Art lecture on Spanish jeweler, Enric Majoral, www.patina-gallery.com
Morning - Summer Academy Classics Program at St. John’s College 
Afternoon - Spanish/Latin film at The Screen 
5:00 - 7:00 pm - Opening Reception, Legends Santa Fe. Spanish Market Group Show, www.legendssantafe.com
7:00 pm - Preview of Spanish Market artists – Santa Fe Convention Centerr, www.spanishcolonial.org
8:30 pm - Santa Fe Opera:  "Maometto," www.santafeopera.org

Saturday, July 28

8:00 am - 5:00 pm - 61st Annual Spanish Market on the Plaza
10:00 am - Youth Awards
5:00 pm - “Bach, Ysaye & Paganini” Santa Fe Chamber Music at St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art, www.santafechambermusic.com
8:00 pm - Santa Fe Desert Chorale , "Celebrating the Centenary,"  at the New Mexico History Museum's St.Francis Auditorium  with three new choral works celebrating the three ethnic groups that contribute to New Mexico’s distinctive cultural richness and diversity. Tickets and information: www.desertchorale.org
8:30 pm - Santa Fe Opera: "Arabella," www.santafeopera.org
                             
Sunday, July 29           

8:00 am - Spanish Market Mass , St. Francis Basilica
9:30 am - 5:00 pm - 61st Annual Spanish Market on the Plaza
6:00 pm - “Mozart, Berg & Brahms” Santa Fe Chamber Music at St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art,  www.santafechambermusic.com

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