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Celebrating 18 years this summer, Art Santa Fe once again takes over the Santa Fe Convention Center for a one-night, three-day contemporary art extravaganza. Art Santa Fe features Above: Ricardo Cárdenas, El Juego de la Mona artwork from local, Lisa, mixed media on concrete, 42 x 42" national, and international artists and galleries as well as curated programming, daily painting demonstrations, and live entertainment. New for 2018, [The SOLO Project] is a special section with a selection of 18 independent, cuttingedge artists from here in Santa Fe and as far away as Algeria. Another highlight includes the opportunity to meet artist Ricardo Cárdenas, an emerging Mexican artist who was formerly a construction engineer. Cárdenas uses his background experience and appreciation of construction materials to inform his art.—ANP event

Art Santa Fe opening night preview party, July 12, 5–9 pm, $100 for two tickets; Art Santa Fe show, July 13–15, Friday and Saturday, 12–7 pm; Sunday, 12–5 pm, $10 for students/seniors, $20 general public, Santa Fe Convention Center, 201 Marcy, artsantafe.com

International Folk Art Market In the span of only 15 years, International Folk Art Market has grown from a small start-up to one of the most eagerly awaited events of the year. In July, 162 artists from 53 countries set up under the decorated white tents on Museum Hill. Whether your taste runs to sequined Haitian vodou flags, indigodyed fabrics from Mali, or intricate silver filigree jewelry from Yemen by way of Israel, you will leave with your eyes—and arms—full. The Folk Market artists, many of them women and most from developing areas of the world, leave with 90 percent of their sales revenue, giving them resources to improve health care, education, and other community needs. Mentors are available to help these artisans develop business and marketing skills. Underlining the Market’s commitment to economic development for the artisans, the 2018 honorary co-chair is Dr. Muhammad Yunus, winner of a Nobel Peace Prize, who has been active in microfinance in his native Bangladesh. To get to Folk Art Market, park-and-ride buses are available from both the PERA parking lot and the lot at the South Capitol complex, where Rail Runner service is available to Bernalillo, Albuquerque, and Belen.—Lisa J. Van Sickle MARKET

The Vanh Hanh Vietnamese Lion Dancers wind their way through the Folk Art Market.

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Art Santa Fe

International Folk Art Market, July 13–15, Museum Hill, Camino Lejo; Friday Market Opening Party, July 13, 6:30– 9 pm, $225; Early Bird Market, July 14, 7:30–10 am, $85; Saturday Market, July 14, 10 am–5:30 pm, $15–$20; Sunday Market, 9 am–5 pm, $10–$15, folkartmarket.org

Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market

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MARKETs Each year, the last weekend of July finds the downtown streets filled with arts and crafts with a definite New Mexican flavor. This year is the 67th for Traditional Spanish Market, with vendors displaying woodcarving, tinwork, colcha embroidery, hide painting, retablos, straw appliqué, furniture, weaving, jewelry, pottery, and ironwork, all done in styles and with materials used for over four centuries in Northern New Mexico. All participating artists must be at least one-quarter Hispanic. Food, music, and a special Market mass are all part of the weekend. On Friday evening, meet the artists and see award-winning pieces at the preview event at El Museo de Cultural. Lincoln Avenue, running north from the Plaza, will host Contemporary Hispanic Market (CHM). This market is open to artists of Hispanic heritage from across New Mexico, who are welcome to show work in any medium. While some artists’ work reflects the traditions of New Mexico, it is not required.—LVS

Above: Santero Charlie Carrillo has won many awards for his painted retablos and carved bultos. His booth is always a popular stop at Traditional Spanish Market. 32

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67th annual Spanish Market preview, July 27, time and cost TBA, El Museo de Cultural Santa Fe, 555 Camino de la Familia; Spanish Market, July 28–29, 8 am–5 pm, free, Santa Fe Plaza, spanishcolonial.org Contemporary Hispanic Market, July 28–29, 8 am–5 pm, free, Lincoln Ave, contemporaryhispanicmarket.com

Santa Fean June July 2018 | Digital Edition  
Santa Fean June July 2018 | Digital Edition