International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe

Summer of Color is New Mexico True

International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe

Milner Plaza on Museum Hill, Santa Fe NM 87505


Phone | 505-992-7600

When it comes to color few markets and festivals rival the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe, which has become the mecca for master folk artists worldwide. More than 150 artists from every corner of the globe, will board buses, boats, camels, and planes to bring their work to this vast and colorful bazaar. Some arrive as celebrated cultural artists, while others have never before left their villages, let alone crossed an ocean. All of them bring centuries of craft, tribal identity, and the seeds of economic promise to this truly unique world stage. Our mission is to celebrate and preserve living folk art traditions and create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide. IFAA envisions a world that values the humanity of the handmade, honors timeless cultural traditions, and embraces dignified livelihoods for folk artists across the globe.

As a symbol of hope, sustainability, and preservation, green sets the theme for the 2015 International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe. The color green holds deep symbolic meaning in many cultures around the world.  In Tibet, green communicates peace and ease. In India, it is a symbol of purity, love, and beauty. In Egypt, green represents rebirth and renewal.

Since 2004, the Market has generated more than $20 million in sales—90 percent of which has gone home with the artists. These monumental earnings empower artists and their communities, many of whom come from developing countries where the average income is less than $3 a day.

This year from July 10 through July 12 master folk artists will sell their art—jewelry, basketry, textiles, woodwork, ceramics, and more—at the largest market of its kind. Enjoy international food and music, artists’ demonstrations, and the eagerly anticipated free Community Celebration on Wednesday, July 8 at St. John’s College Music on the Hill from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.

The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe runs July 10 through 12, 2015.

The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is a program of the International Folk Art Alliance, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Schedule of Events:

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Community Celebration, co-presented with St. John’s College’s Music on the Hill™

1160 Camino Cruz Blanca (athletic field next to tennis courts)

5:00 – 8:00 PM

Free and open to the public. Follow signs for free parking and shuttles to St. John’s College.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Market Opening Party

Museum Hill*

6:30 – 9:00 pm

Tickets: $225 ($175 tax deductible)

Enjoy shopping, dancing, international music, food, and drink.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Early Bird Market

Museum Hill*

7:30 – 9:00 am

Tickets: $75 (includes all day Saturday)

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Saturday Market

Museum Hill*

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tickets: Buy early and save!

$15 (Tickets $20 beginning June 1)

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Family Day, Museum Hill*

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Tickets: Buy early and save!

$10 (Tickets $15 beginning June 1)

FREE admission for youth 16 and under on Saturday and Sunday from 9AM – 5PM.

*No public parking onsite. Visit for more details.