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2018 Indian Market Schedule of Events



Tuesday August 14th - Sunday August 19th

NATIVE CINEMA SHOWCASE
In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, the 18th annual NCS kicks off an almost week-long film festival highlighting the contributions of Native films and filmmakers.
Click Here for the the Schedule of Films
Free and open to the public.
Location: New Mexico History Museum

Thursday, August 16th


INDIAN MARKET KICK OFF PARTY
Sponsored by Jeffrey and Darlene Anderson
7:00 - 10:00pm
All-ages event including entertainment by LightningCloud, a DJ, and a special preview of IM: EDGE Contemporary Show!
Free and open to the public.
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe

Friday August 17th


BEST OF SHOW CEREMONY AND LUNCHEON
Sponsored by the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA)
11:30am-2:00pm.
This exclusive, members-only event brings together the top award-winning artists and the Indian Market community to celebrate this year's best work. The event begins with the awards announcement presentation and is 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. Includes a special preview of IM: EDGE Contemporary Show!
Tickets no longer available for this event.
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe

SNEAK PREVIEW OF AWARD-WINNING ART
Sponsored by Cherokee Art Market
2:00pm-4:00pm.
The Sneak Preview allows visitors the opportunity to view phenomenal award-winning artworks before the Market opens on Saturday morning, and to meet SWAIA 'Best of Show' artists in an exclusive setting. Includes a special preview of IM: EDGE Contemporary Show!
You may purchase tickets at the door.
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe

GENERAL PREVIEW OF AWARD-WINNING ART
Sponsored by Cherokee Art Market
6:00pm-8:30pm.
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. Includes a special preview of IM: EDGE Contemporary Show!
You may purchase tickets at the door.
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe


Saturday August 18th


97TH ANNUAL SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET ON THE PLAZA!
7:00am-5:00pm.
The 97th Santa Fe Indian Market transforms the City of Santa Fe, with nearly 1,000 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
Sponsored by JoAnn and Bob Balzer
9:00am - 5:00pm
IM:EDGE 2018 is a curated, contemporary gallery-type show and sale, featuring artists who are pushing the boundaries of their art form and exploring issues related Activism and Identity. New location in the main lobby of the Convention Center!
Free and open to the public.
Location: In the main lobby of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe

MARKET STAGE MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES
9:00am-4:00pm.
Music and performing arts augment the Indian Market experience. Stay tuned for a full schedule of performances.
Free and open to the public.

BOOK SIGNING
11:00am – 12:00pm
Navajo sisters and longtime Indian Market artists Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete will sign advanced copies of their book, not due to publish until September, “Spider Woman’s Children: Navajo Weaving Today.”
Other weavers profiled in the book include Florence Riggs, Florence Manygoats, Rena Begay, Gilbert Begay, Jason Harvey, Martha Schultz, and Lillie Taylor.
Location: SWAIA Merchandise Booth on the Plaza

WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
Noon
"Indigenous Legends"
Presented by RedCloud, creator of the Indigenous Legends Coloring Book
In the Children's Tent at the Convention Center Courtyard

BOOK SIGNING
1:00 – 2:00pm
Author Ana Pacheco will sign her brand-new book, “Pueblos of New Mexico,” which features historical images of New Mexico’s 19 pueblos from 1866-1925. All royalties from the sale of this book will be directed to the Chamiza Foundation to benefit their Pueblo educational programs. Brian Vallo, author of the forward, will also be present to sign.
Location: SWAIA Merchandise Booth on the Plaza

PANEL DISCUSSION
Sponsored by the Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
1:00pm-2:00pm
"Activism and Art - Breaking Barriers to the Ballot Box"
Plaza Stage
Free and open to the public.

INDIAN MARKET GALA
6:00pm.
New this year! Gala fashion show, featuring textile based artists and jewelry designers.
Also: Special Native American Menu includes a bison entrée!
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 for this event.
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: "COCO"
8:00 - 10:30pm
In partnership with the National Museum of the American Indian, the 18th annual Native Cinema Showcase Family Night features the 2017 Disney hit "Coco." 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 19th


97TH ANNUAL SANTA FE INDIAN MARKET ON THE PLAZA!
8:00am-5:00pm.
The 97th Santa Fe Indian Market transforms the City of Santa Fe, with nearly 1,000 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
Sponsored by JoAnn and Bob Balzer
9:00am - 5:00pm
IM:EDGE 2018 is a curated, contemporary gallery-type show and sale, featuring artists who are pushing the boundaries of their art form and exploring issues related Activism and Identity. New location in the main lobby of the Convention Center!
Free and open to the public.
Location: In the main lobby of the Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe

NATIVE AMERICAN CLOTHING CONTEST
Sponsored by Richard Buckley & Jack Ford
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 STAGE MUSIC & DANCE PERFORMANCES
9:00am-4:00pm.
Music and performing arts augment the Indian Market experience. Stay tuned for a full schedule of performances.
Free and open to the public.

BOOK SIGNING
11:00am – 12:00pm
Navajo sisters and longtime Indian Market artists Barbara Teller Ornelas and Lynda Teller Pete will sign advanced copies of their book, not due to publish until September, “Spider Woman’s Children: Navajo Weaving Today.”
Other weavers profiled in the book include Florence Riggs, Florence Manygoats, Rena Begay, Gilbert Begay, Jason Harvey, Martha Schultz, and Lillie Taylor.
Location: SWAIA Merchandise Booth on the Plaza

WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
Noon
"Chasing Your Dreams: How I Went From the Rez to the Big Screen"
Presented by Crystle Lightning of the hip-hop duo LightningCloud.
In the Children's Tent at the Convention Center Courtyard

BOOK SIGNING
1:00 – 2:00pm
Author Ana Pacheco will sign her brand-new book, “Pueblos of New Mexico,” which features historical images of New Mexico’s 19 pueblos from 1866-1925. All royalties from the sale of this book will be directed to the Chamiza Foundation to benefit their Pueblo educational programs. Brian Vallo, author of the forward, will also be present to sign.
Location: SWAIA Merchandise Booth on the Plaza

PANEL DISCUSSION
Sponsored by the Native American Rights Fund (NARF)
1:00pm-2:00pm
"Indigenous Activism Through resistance in the Court Room and in the Gallery "
Plaza Stage
Free and open to the public.

INDIAN MARKET HAUTE COUTURE FASHION SHOW
2:00-3:00pm
A market highlight! This adored and highly attended event features Native designers presenting cutting-edge fashion collections and accessories.
SOLD OUT!
Location: Santa Fe Community Convention Center: 201 W Marcy Street, Downtown Santa Fe