Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe

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SWAIA is an advocate for Native American arts and cultures (particularly those in the Southwest), and creates economic and cultural opportunities for Native American artists by producing and promoting the Santa Fe Indian Market™ as the finest Indian art event in the world; cultivating excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms; and developing programs and events that support, promote, and honor Native artists year-round.
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  • What I liked the most about the Santa Fe Indian Market is that everything you purchased you knew was authentic and made by a particular indian from a particular southwest indian tribe. Many of the pie...  more »
  • Also this summer, on 18 and 19 August, there was the usual fair of the Indians: all city streets filled with stalls, Indians from all over the United States and beyond, the inhabitants of Santa Fe dressed up. This year's Edition was particularly rich and busy, a sign that is full of vitality. I recommend everyone to attend the next year's Edition.
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  • Indian Market in August has always been on my bucket list. It did not disappoint! Over 900 artist, potters, articians, designors and authors brought the best of their work to The Plaza in Santa Fe. Fr...  more »
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  • First of all, I'm not sure why anyone would hate it as stated below in a previous review. I personally loved it. I went last year in 2016 and had a wonderful time and am planning to go again this year.
  • I can't believe I am writing this post: The SWAIA Staff & Director of THE SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET should be ASHAMED of themselves. Printed in The Santa Fe New Mexican under the Opinion section - my Grandmother Barbara "Tahn-Moo-Whe" Gonzales wrote a piece titled "Indian Market decision leaves potter reeling" which addresses our family not having a booth at The Santa Fe Indian Market for the first time since the 1950's. (Maria Martinez Family) There is no such thing as Modern Indian Art without Traditional Indian Art. Remember where you come from, and who helped get you there. Indian Market took away the Tenure system, this year. My family (Maria & Julian Martinez) & other Pueblo families helped Indian Market become a reality. My Saya (Barbara Gonzales) has donated/volunteered her time and traditional pottery to Indian Market her entire life. The SWAIA board & director has no idea the impact they are having on on our community. Indian Market was created to help sustain the surrounding Pueblo communities. There are so many problems with this situation. SWAIA & Indian Market need to know, they need to remember where they come from, too. I hear & know of many other very important Pueblo families that have also been denied from Indian Market. SWAIA is denying legacies of famous pueblo potters. It is important to not remain quiet about this situation. It is sad that we, younger generations of these same artists who helped make "Indian Market" what is "Indian Market" can reflect on the hypocrisy of The Staff & Director today. SHAME on you SWAIA!
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