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2017 Schedule and Tickets




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 to download a full schedule!

Thursday August 17th

“IM:EDGE” OPENING RECEPTION
6:00 - 8:00pm
Sponsored by JoAnn and Bob Balzer.
VERY Limited tickets available!
Be the first to see the 2017 IM: EDGE curated contemporary show.
Performance Piece:
MY SOUL REMAINER
Choreographed Jock Soto (Navajo)
Performed by Jock Soto (Navajo) and Rulan Tangen (Métis)
Original Score & Live Performance by Laura Ortman (Apache)
Special Fashion Component featuring the work of Orlando Dugi (Navajo), Patricia Michaels (Taos Pueblo) and others.
Tickets are no longer available for this event.
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe

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.
Tickets are no longer available online. Please contact the office at 505-983-5220 by the end of day Wednesday, August 16, to purchase.
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.
Tickets are no longer available online - please purchase at the door!
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.
Tickets are no longer available online - please purchase at the door!
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

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
Plaza Stage:
8-9am: Robert Tree Cody
9-10am: Tony Duncan
10-11am: Pete Sands
11am -12pm: Larry Yazzie
12-1pm: Joseph Tessay/Crown Dancers
1-2pm: NARF (Native American Rights Fund) Panel:
"DAPL: Fighting the Black Snakes in the Courtroom and in the
Galleries."

2-3pm: Innastate
3-4pm: Donn Clark
4-5pm Shelley Morningsong & Fabian Fontenelle

Convention Center Outdoor Stage:
9 - 10am Thundering Moccasins
10-11am: Pojoaque Youth Hoop Dancers
11am-12pm: Robert Tree Cody
12-1pm: Pete Sands
1-2pm: Larry Yazzie
2-3pm: Joseph Tessay/Crown Dancers
3-4pm: Tony Duncan
4-5pm: Lane Jensen

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. 
SEATS ARE SOLD OUT! ONLY STANDING ROOM WILL BE AVAILABLE - ARRIVE EARLY.
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.
Tickets are no longer available online. Please contact the office at 505-983-5220 by the end of day Wednesday, August 16, to purchase.
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 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 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
Plaza Stage:
8-9am: Lane Jensen
9am-12pm: Native American Clothing Contest
12-1pm: Larry Yazzie
1-2pm: NARF (Native American Rights Fund) Panel:
"Activism and Art: How do you keep the 'Native' in 'Native Art'?"
2-3pm: Innastate
3-4pm: Donn Clark
4-5pm Shelley Morningsong & Fabian Fontenelle

Partner Events


PETERS PROJECTS PANEL DISCUSSION:
"Fake Indians & False Narratives"

Peters Projects
Discussion surrounding current issues on indigenous identity in the mainstream art world.
Bios of Panelists
August 18, 2017
3:30 pm


CREATIVE NATION II
Ellsworth Gallery
2nd Annual Contemporary Native art show, presented in partnership with SWAIA
August 18 - October 8
Opening Reception on Friday August 18, 5-7pm