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, N.M., March 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 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.

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!


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: Tickets 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

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[Image] International Folk Art Market - July 12, 13, and 14, 2013 — Museum Hill in Santa Fe, New Mexico
[Image] Samburu women in the community of Umoja in Kenya sell their beadwork at the International Folk Art Market - Santa Fe.
[Image] Florentina Lopez de Jesus, a master Amuzgo weaver from the Mexican state of Guerrero, demonstrates her weaving technique on her backstrap loom.
[Image] Karma Lotey of Bhutan Karma Collection at the International Folk Art Market in Santa Fe.
[Image] Hand-carded and spun cotton fibers are immersed in a natural indigo dye at Aboubakar Fofana's workshop in Bamako, Mali.
[Image] Pan Yuzhen of Minority People Textile Folk Artists Cooperative of Southwest China brings intricately embroidered textiles to the Santa Fe Market.
[Image] Master indigo artist, Aboubakar Fofana from Mali, at the International Folk Art Market - Santa Fe.
[Image] Weaver Rado Herivonona Ambinintsoa of Madagascar is featured in a new documentary, Silkies of Madagascar. Her cooperative will be at the 2013 Market.

Source: International Folk Art Market