Those who are familiar with Santa Fe know that art is one of the pillars that make up our city’s vibrant culture. One such place that keeps the artistic flair of Santa Fe alive is the Santa Fe Artists Market, a year-round outdoor art exhibition that encourages artistic awareness for the general public, artists, and art lovers. It’s the perfect place to shop for a unique souvenir or learn more about New Mexican art from the artists themselves. The best part is that all the artists are native to Northern New Mexico. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience that you won’t find anywhere else, this is it!
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Overview of the Santa Fe Artists Market
The Santa Fe Artists Market is a nonprofit organization that provides a place for local artists to sell their fine art and crafts in two of Santa Fe’s most popular locations, the Railyard District and Cathedral Park. Now in its ninth season, the market is a wonderful hot spot for visitors and locals alike to shop for a wide variety of wares including pottery, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculptures, textiles, and more.
Here is a quick look at the types of media you’ll find at the Santa Fe Artists Market!
When to Visit the Santa Fe Artists Market
At the Santa Fe Railyard, you’ll find the market just north of the water tower on Saturdays from 8 am to 2 pm during March-September. Cathedral Park’s market takes place Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am to 5 pm on June 16th and 17th, September 15th and 16th, and October 6th and 7th.
More Local Markets and Art Events
Can’t get enough of Santa Fe’s thriving art scene? Here are even more ways to gain some inspiration and shop for unique gifts and souvenirs.
Santa Fe International Folk Art Market
Recognized by USA Today as “The Best Art Market,” this unique shopping experience is an absolute must! Each July, the Santa Fe Folk Art Market attracts more than 20,000 visitors, showcases masterpieces by hundreds of artists from all over the world, is operated by over 1,600 volunteers, and generates nearly $11 million in economic impact for the local economy. Needless to say, this is a huge event and there are so many things to see and do that you’ll barely have the time to do it all in one visit.
Santa Fe Farmers Market
Each Saturday and Tuesday, strolling through the Santa Fe Farmers Market is a great way to find locally grown products and crafts. The market’s wide variety of vendors and dedication to New Mexico’s agriculture has made it one of the nation’s best farmers markets, according to Sunset Magazine.
Canyon Road is one of the city’s most talked about attractions! Over 100 art galleries call this historic street home, creating an ideal opportunity for art lovers to wander, admire, and shop. You’ll also find a plethora of great restaurants to grab a tasty lunch or a quick pick-me-up.
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