61st Annual Traditional Spanish Market




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The rich Hispanic culture of New Mexico will be celebrated at the 61st Traditional Spanish Market, Saturday and Sunday, July 28th & 29th, 2012 on the Santa Fe Plaza. A popular event for residents and visitors alike, Spanish Market features handmade traditional art from over 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 over 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 more than 3700 art objects are housed at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo (Museum Hill) in Santa Fe.

More info at market@spanishcolonial.org

Detailed Events:

Saturday, July 28

  • 8:00-5:00    61st Annual Spanish Market on the Plaza
  • 10:00 am      Youth Awards
  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM   Antonia Apodaca y Trio Jalapeño Traditional Folk Music of New Mexico
  • 12:00PM -1:00PM      Los Matachines Alcade Indigenous Dances of Hispanic and Native American Communities
  • 1:00PM - 2:00PM       Michael Combs 19th & early 20th Century New Mexico Music
  • 2:00PM-2:30PM         La Sociedad Colonial Española de Santa Fe Native New Mexican Dances
  • 3:00PM-5:00PM         Darren Cordova y Calor 20 years of New Mexican Music Tradition
  • 5:00 pm       “Bach, Ysaye & Paganini” Santa Fe Chamber Music at St. Francis Auditorium, NM Museum of Art. www.SantaFeChamberMusic.com
  • 8:00 pm       Santa Fe Desert Chorale ~ “Celebrating the Centenary” ~ at the New Mexico History Museum.  3 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

Sunday, July 29

  •  8:00 am      Spanish Market Mass    St. Francis Basilica
  •  9:30-5:00    61st Annual Spanish Market on the Plaza
  • 8:00AM-9:30AM    Market Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis de Assisi
  • 9:30AM-9:45AM    Mariachi procession from the Cathedral to the Market Bandstand
  • 9:45AM-10:00AM    Archbishop Award and Blessing of Market
  • 10:00AM-11:00AM  Mariachi Nuevo Sonidos,  Music from the State of Jalisco, Mexico
  • 11:00AM - 12:00PM  Maria Benitez Institute for Spanish Arts-Flamenco Next Generation, Exciting Flamenco Dancing
  • 12:00PM -1:00PM    Grupo Sangre de Cristo, Music of the Royal Road through Northern Mexico and New Mexico
  • 1:00PM - 2:00PM    Sol Fire, Merge of Rock with Pop, R&B and Latin Influences
  • 2:00PM-3:00PM      Baile Español, Spanish and Mexican Dances
  • 3:00PM-4:00PMNacha Mendez, Latin World Music
  • 4:00PM-5:00PM     Zia, Traditional Music of New Mexico
  •  6:00 pm      “Mozart, Berg & Brahms” Santa Fe Chamber Music at St. Francis Auditorium, New Mexico Museum of Art.  www.SantaFeChamberMusic.com