The International Folk Art Market and What You Need to Know

the sign for the International Folk Art Market

The City Different has such a rich culture and history that it’s impossible to visit without getting at least a little taste of it’s Southwestern heritage. But that’s not the only celebration of culture you’ll find here. The International Folk Art Market brings hundreds of artists from around the globe to share their native cultures and artistic talents every summer. Adults and kids will love viewing and experiencing this bazaar of full of arts, live entertainment, and more! Don’t forget to request access to our free Santa Fe Vacation Guide!

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What is the International Folk Art Market?

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market originated in 2004 with about 60 artists from 26 different countries. The first festival was a huge success. Since then, the market continues to grow at a rapid rate every year. Now, the Santa Fe Folk Art Market showcases the works of art of more than 150 different artists from more than 60 different countries. The millions of dollars generated by this incredible Santa Fe event go toward providing aid and support for entire communities around the world.

It’s a crucial venue for those living and working in countries where art shows and displays are few and far between. Not only does the International Folk Art Market provide a potential profit for those that practicing their artistic craft, but it also plays an important role in the ongoing struggle to preserve global histories and cultures.

What Can You Expect to Discover at the International Folk Art Market?

So, you know all about the history of this fantastic Santa Fe festival, but what can you see and do there? Well, aside from the market portion of the event, there are several other highlights throughout the three-day celebration on July 12, 13, and 14. There is live entertainment showcasing cultures from around the world, an international food bazaar market, and many other children’s activities.

Visiting the Santa Fe Folk Art Market

Tickets for this mid-July event go quickly. If you’re planning your trip to the City Different and want to see what the International Folk Art Market, we suggest you purchase your tickets as soon as possible. There is no onsite parking for the market, but there are several designated parking areas with shuttle bus services. You can also ride a bike to the event, and there is a bike valet that will store it safely for you on Saturday and Sunday mornings. But, if you stay at El Farolito Inn, you are less than a half-mile away from the market, so that transportation won’t be a problem!

Book Your Santa Fe GetawayThe Peralta Room At El Farolito Inn

If you want to be close to the city center and the International Folk Art Market, El Farolito is the place to stay! Our authentic Southwestern-themed Inn provides a unique lodging experience in one of the most incredible cities in the country. We are less than a mile from the top architectural wonders in Santa Fe like Loretto Chapel and the Palace of the Governors while also being less than a 30-minute drive from hiking trails, Pecos National Historical Park, and other historic sites!

Start planning your Santa Fe vacation by booking one of our rooms today! We look forward to welcoming you to the City Different!

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