5th Annual Folk Art Flea Market

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505 476-1201 to donate or to make arrangements for large and/or heavy items.

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Admission: Free

Event Description

The annual hunt for hidden folk art treasures/gems returns Saturday, May 4, 2013 at the 5th annual Folk Art Flea Market at the Museum of International Folk Art. Market regulars know that, “One man's trash is another man's treasure.”

As a museum with an international collection, this truly international sale features folk art from across the country and around the world. Among the many gems to be uncovered—e  exotic clothing and jewelry; collectable toys and folk art animals; masks both ceremonial or just plain spooky; a rainbow of textiles, rugs and quilts; housewares and colorful Mexican ceramics; paintings and sculpture for all tastes and budgets; and, yes, even a nine foot tall drum.

The Annual Folk Art Flea Market is one of the most anticipated annual spring sales as there is something for everyone at affordable prices.

The Folk Art Flea Market opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 4, 2013. Admission is free.

Market proceeds help to underwrite museum exhibitions and events, and the award-winning school outreach program, Folk Art to Go! Last year’s sale netted over $60,000 supporting two exhibitions currently on view, New World Cuisine and Plain Geometry: Amish Quilts.

Starting Thursday, April 25 through April 30 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., tax-deductible donations will be accepted at the Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill. Call the Folk Art Flea Hotline at 505 476-1201 to donate now or to make arrangements for large and/or heavy items.

BACKGROUND

The Museum of International Folk Art is in its 60th year and has grown to become the largest museum of its kind in the world. The Folk Art Flea Market, organized by the Friends of Folk Art, has garnered community support from the Patricia Arscott LaFarge Foundation for Folk Art and other generous sponsors, volunteers, donors, and, of course, shoppers. The Friends of Folk Art is an educational and social group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation that supports exhibitions and programs at the Museum of International Folk Art.

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