THE WORLD'S FAIR: THE 10TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET

The largest event of its kind in the world: 190 artists from 60 countries come together to offer handmade masterworks

July 12, 13, and 14, 2013 — Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe, New Mexico – This July, the International Folk Art Market will celebrate its 10th anniversary by bringing together more than 190 artists from every corner of the globe for a vast and colorful international bazaar at the crossroads of our interconnected world. In Santa Fe, itself a destination rich with many layers of culture and history, master artists will offer beautiful art that draws on timeless traditions while market-goers experience the thrill of discovering one-of-a-kind treasures and meeting the artists who made them. And the experience will enable the artists and the shoppers alike a point of connection in an increasingly globalized world—person-to-person exchange is at the heart of the Market.

Many of the artists come from developing countries, where the average income is less than $3 a day and where political, social, and environmental hardships can make everyday life—not to mention the creation of art—challenging. In the past nine years, artists at the Market have earned more than $16 million dollars, providing them the financial ability to radically improve their lives and their communities.


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2013 Market Schedule

FRIDAY, JULY 12, 2013 (6:30 – 9 pm)
Market Opening Party:  $175 ($125 is tax-deductible)
A global gathering under the stars. Shopping, dancing, international music, food and drink!

SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2013
Early Bird Market (7:30 – 9 am): $50 (ticket includes all day Saturday)

Saturday Market (9 am – 5 pm):  $15 advance,  $20 day of event

SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2012 (9 am – 5 pm)
Family Day:  $10 advance, $15 day of event
Youth 16 and under FREE admission Saturday and Sunday

WHERE: The Market is held at Milner Plaza next to the Museum of International Folk Art.

Please see the website for tickets and details: www.folkartmarket.orgTickets go on sale beginning May 1, 2013.

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is a results-oriented entrepreneurial 501(c)(3) organization that provides a venue for master traditional artists to display, demonstrate, and sell their work. By providing opportunities for folk artists to succeed in the global marketplace, the Market creates economic empowerment and improves the quality of life in communities where folk artists live.

UNESCO has been involved with the Market since its inception, particularly through its Award of Excellence programs. The Market is an active member of the Clinton Global Initiative. Other Market partners include the Museum of International Folk Art, the Museum of New Mexico Foundation, and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.

For more information, interview requests, and photos, please contact Clare Hertel at 505-474-6783 or clare@clarehertelcommunications.com. 

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The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is a results-oriented entrepreneurial 501(c)(3) organization that provides a venue for master traditional artists to display, demonstrate, and sell their work. By providing opportunities for folk artists to succeed in the global marketplace, the Market creates economic empowerment and improves the quality of life in communities where folk artists live.

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The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market opens on the evening of July 12 and runs through July 14, 2013, at the beautiful Milner Plaza on Santa Fe’s renowned Museum Hill.
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This July, Santa Fe will resemble the United Nations, an arts fest, a vast native bazaar and a cultural extravaganza all rolled into one...
Dallas Morning News
This pop-up global village in Santa Fe is the next best thing to buying a round-the-world airline ticket.
Outside Online, The Best Summer Festivals: International Folk Art Market
What draws you to folk art? ‘It's the voice of a culture, from the time it was made but also reaching back hundreds of years. It's interesting to see how certain patterns endure and evolve. We're attracted to things that tell us about ourselves. I think of these pieces as the beginning of a road that leads to the artists and the stories behind their work.
House Beautiful, International Folk Art Market Co-Founder, Judith Espinar
It is a spectacle and a world bazaar, a traveler’s dreamscape, an art lover’s delight.
Ornament Magazine