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2017 Schedule of Official Indian Market Week Events

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Tuesday August 15th - Sunday August 20th

NATIVE CINEMA SHOWCASE
In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, the 77th annual NCS kicks off an almost week long film festival highlighting the contributions of Native films and filmmakers, including this years Classification X (moving images) winners from the Indian Market juried art competition in film.
Free and open to the public.
Location: New Mexico History Museum
Schedule TBD: please check back closer to Indian Market week.



Friday August 18th

BEST OF SHOW CEREMONY AND LUNCHEON
11:30am-2pm. This exclusive event brings together the top award winning artists, their families, and the Indian Market community to announce and celebrate this year’s best, award winning work. The event begins with the awards 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.
Ticketed event: Tickets available soon.
Contact the office at 505-983-5220 with questions

Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center

SNEAK PREVIEW AND GENERAL PREVIEW OF AWARD WINNING ART
Sneak Preview: 2:00pm-3:30pm; General Preview 7:30pm-9:30pm. There is only one opportunity to see so many phenomenal award winning pieces in one place before they find new homes during the opening frenzy of Saturday Morning, and that’s at the Sneak and General Preview events. Crowds of supporters clamor and flow into the Convention Center in order to see the pieces before Indian Market officially opens. SWAIA members get an early look at the winners during the earlier Sneak Preview hours. The public’s first chance to see the work takes place immediately after.
Ticketed events: Tickets available soon.
Contact the office at 505-983-5220 with questions

Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center



Saturday August 19th

96TH ANNUAL SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET ON THE PLAZA!
7:00am-5:00pm. The 95th 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

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

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: Tickets available soon.
Contact the office at 505-983-5220 with questions

Location: La Fonda on the Plaza



Sunday August 20th

96TH ANNUAL SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET ON THE PLAZA!
8:00am-5:00pm. The 95th 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

FASHION CHALLENGE/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




HAUTE COUTURE FASHION SHOW
Time and location TBD. This is the 4th year of this already adored and highly attended event, featuring designers that have shown at fashion weeks including NY Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week and more. Our native designers are putting forward cutting edge designs and accessories for showcase at Indian Market.


IM: EDGE
Details on the 2017 curated contemporary show, EDGE, to be announced soon.