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2017 Schedule and Tickets

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Tuesday August 15th - Sunday August 20th

NATIVE CINEMA SHOWCASE
In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, the 17th annual NCS kicks off an almost week-long film festival highlighting the contributions of Native films and filmmakers. Includes this year’s Classification X: Moving Images winners from the Indian Market juried art competition in film, which screen on Friday, August 18.
Free and open to the public.
Location: New Mexico History Museum
Click here for a schedule of film screenings



Friday August 18th

BEST OF SHOW CEREMONY AND LUNCHEON
11:30am-2:00pm.
This exclusive event brings together the top award-winning artists, their families, and the Indian Market community to celebrate this year’s best work. The event begins with the awards announcement presentation followed by a celebratory luncheon for the Best of Show and Best of Classification winners. Award sponsors attend as well as those who want first look at all the award-winning pieces. Sponsored by IAIA (Institute of American Indian Arts). Also enjoy a sneak peak of Indian Market: Contemporary Edge curated show.
Ticketed event (purchase by August 15):
Click here to purchase tickets to the Best of Show Award Ceremony and Luncheon
Contact the office at 505-983-5220 with questions
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe

SNEAK PREVIEW OF AWARD-WINNING ART
2:00pm-3:30pm.
The Sneak Preview allows visitors the opportunity to view phenomenal award-winning artworks before the market opens on Saturday morning, and an opportunity to meet SWAIA ‘Best of Show’ artists in an exclusive setting. Also enjoy a sneak peak of Indian Market: Contemporary Edge curated show.
Ticketed event: follow the link below, or purchase at the door:
Click here to purchase tickets to the Sneak Preview
Contact the office at 505-983-5220 with questions
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe

GENERAL PREVIEW OF AWARD-WINNING ART
6:00pm-8:00pm.
Following the Sneak Preview, the public will have the opportunity to preview award-winning art at a reduced ticket price. The General Preview is your chance to view all the best of the show award-winning artworks before the weekend market begins. Also enjoy a sneak peak of Indian Market: Contemporary Edge curated show.
Ticketed event: follow the link below, or purchase at the door:
Click here to purchase tickets to the General Preview
Contact the office at 505-983-5220 with questions
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe




Saturday August 19th

96TH ANNUAL SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET ON THE PLAZA!
7:00am-5:00pm.
The 96th Santa Fe Indian Market transforms the City of Santa Fe, with nearly 900 of the continent’s finest Native American artists showing their work in booths filling the Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets. The Indian Market is the largest and most prestigious Native American fine art show in the world.
Free and open to the public

IM: EDGE CONTEMPORARY SHOW
9:00am - 4:00pm
Indian Market's curated contemporary art exhibition. This gallery-style presentation features the work of artists pushing the boundaries of Native art. Sponsored by JoAnn and Bob Balzer. Saturday ONLY.
Free and open to the public.
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe

NATIVE TRADERS’ MARKET
7:00am – 5:00pm
Native-owned businesses, artisan suppliers and artist cooperatives sell their products.
Free and open to the public
Location: First National Bank parking lot, between the 100 blocks of West Place Avenue and West San Francisco Street.
Free and open to the public.

MARKET STAGES MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES
9:00am-4:00pm.
The Plaza stage and Santa Fe Community Convention Center are the settings for a number of exciting events and programs. Music and performing arts fill the stages for visitors to augment their Indian Market experience.
Free and open to the public

BOOK SIGNING
11:00am – 12:30pm
“Spoken Through Clay: Native Pottery of the Southwest. The Eric S. Dobkin Collection” by Charles S. King.
Signing by Eric S. Dobkin and Charles S. King.
Location: SWAIA Merchandise Booth on the Plaza

BOOK SIGNING
1:00 – 2:30pm
“Navajo Textiles: The Crane Collection at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science” by Laurie D. Webster, Louise I. Stiver, D. Y. Begay, and Lynda Teller Pete.
Signing by by Laurie D. Webster, Louise I. Stiver, D. Y. Begay, and Lynda Teller Pete.
Location: SWAIA Merchandise Booth on the Plaza

INDIAN MARKET HAUTE COUTURE FASHION SHOW
3:00 – 4:30pm
A market highlight! This adored and highly attended event features Native designers presenting cutting-edge fashion collections and accessories. 
Ticketed seats or free standing room available.
Click here to purchase seats for the Fashion Show
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe

LIVE AUCTION AND GALA
6:00pm.
One of the most glamorous and popular events of the Santa Fe Indian Market is the Live Auction Gala and Reception. Hosted by La Fonda, this fundraiser for the Southwestern Association of Indian Arts (SWAIA), the organization that produces the Indian Market, begins with a silent auction and cocktail reception at the hotel’s La Terraza. The evening culminates with the exciting Live Auction Gala and dinner in the Lumpkins Ballroom.
Ticketed event (purchase by August 11):
Click here to purchase tickets/tables for the Gala
Contact the office at 505-983-5220 with questions
Location: La Fonda on the Plaza: 100 E. San Francisco Street, Downtown Santa Fe

NATIVE CINEMA SHOWCASE FAMILY NIGHT: “MOANA”
8:00 – 10:30pm
In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, the 17th annual Native Cinema Showcase Family Night features the 2016 Disney hit “Moana.” Families are encouraged to bring chairs/blankets and arrive in time to secure a spot on the lawn. Food available for purchase from a variety of local food trucks. The movie will begin at sunset.
Screening is free and open to the public.
Location: Railyard Park, 740 Cerrillos Road

Sunday August 20th

96TH ANNUAL SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET ON THE PLAZA!
8:00am-5:00pm.
The 96th Santa Fe Indian Market Transforms the City of Santa Fe, with nearly 900 of the continent’s finest Native American artists showing their work in booths filling the Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets. The Indian Market is the largest and most prestigious Native American fine art show in the world.
Free and open to the public

NATIVE TRADERS’ MARKET
8:00am – 5:00pm
Native-owned businesses, artisan suppliers and artist cooperatives sell their products.
Free and open to the public
Location: First National Bank parking lot, between the 100 blocks of West Place Avenue and West San Francisco Street.
Free and open to the public.

NATIVE AMERICAN CLOTHING CONTEST
9:00am-12:00pm.
Among the many cherished traditions at the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Native American Clothing Contest is one of the most beloved and anticipated events. The contest includes categories for traditional and contemporary Native fashions; featuring children and adult participants with award prizes in a variety of categories.
Free and open to the public
Location: Main Stage on the Plaza

MARKET STAGES MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES
9:00am-4:00pm.
The Plaza stage and Cathedral Park is the setting for a number of exciting events and programs. Music and performing arts fill the stages for visitors to augment their Indian Market experience.
Free and open to the public