2023 SFIM GALA, LIVE AUCTION & FASHION SHOW
Santa Fe Community Convention Center Lobby
Sat. August 19, 2023
5:30 PM – 9:00 PM MST
ABOUT THIS EVENT
GALA, LIVE AUCTION & FASHION SHOW
The SWAIA Gala, Indigenous Fashion Show, and Live Art Auction Event is a truly extraordinary occasion that celebrates the exceptional talent of indigenous artists and designers from all across the United States. This event is proudly sponsored by the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians, who have a strong commitment to philanthropy and community engagement, particularly within Native American organizations and communities.
The evening begins with a lavish cocktail reception and heavy tasting menu, where guests can indulge in delectable hors d’oeuvres while mingling with fellow art enthusiasts. The reception is the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, network, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
The Indigenous Fashion Show is a true highlight of the evening, featuring some of the most exciting and innovative designs from indigenous fashion designers. The fashion show showcases the unique blend of traditional and contemporary styles and provides a platform for indigenous designers to share their vision with a wider audience.
Following the fashion show, guests are treated to the Live Art Auction, where some of the most exquisite Native American artwork and collectibles are available for purchase. The auction features a diverse range of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, jewelry, pottery, and textiles, from some of the most talented Native American artists in the country.
Throughout the evening, guests will have the opportunity to learn more about the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians’ philanthropic work, particularly within Native American organizations and communities. The San Manuel Band of Mission Indians is committed to supporting initiatives that promote education, health and wellness, community development, and cultural preservation.