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LaFonda VIP Lounge


Sat. August 20, 2022
Sun. August 21, 2022


10:00AM-6:00PM MST
12:00PM-6:00PM MST



IllumiNative, the Native woman-led social justice organization dedicated to building power for Native peoples, will host Santa Fe Indian Market’s first-ever VIP event. This exclusive experience will feature Native art and culture curated by award-winning Chemehuevi artist Cara Romero, as well as powerful programming that celebrates Native representation in film and television, voting and using your voice for change, women and gender, and climate justice.

Join us for eats and drinks, art and culture, conversation, and community. Stay tuned for exciting speaker, panel, and entertainment announcements, as well as special artist shopping experiences. Plus, enjoy a private live-streaming of the exclusive and sold-out Santa Fe Indian Market Fashion Show on Sunday.

Tickets are available for both Saturday and Sunday.

Saturday, August, 20-10:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sunday, August, 21-12:00 PM-6:00 PM

Full programming schedule to be sent prior to the event.

Partners making this event possible include: SWAIA, Sundance Institute, Urban Native Era, and more.

In addition to works and art available for purchase from featured artist, Cara Romero, enjoy viewing exclusive works from the following:

  • Cara Romero (Chemehuevi)
  • Diego Romero (Cochiti Pueblo)
  • Mateo Romero (Cochiti Pueblo)
  • Povi Romero (Pojoaque Pueblo)
  • Rose Simpson (Santa Clara Pueblo)
  • Dyani Whitehawk Polk (Sicangu Lakota)
  • Kaa Folwell (Santa Clara Pueblo)
  • Natalie Ball (Klamath/Modoc)
  • Micah Wesley (Mvskoke/Kiowa)
  • Terran Last Gun (Piikani Nation)
  • Leah Mata-Fragua (Northern Chumash)
  • Geo Neptune (Passamaquoddy)
  • Adrian Standing Elk Pinnecoose (Navajo/Southern Ute)
  • Cannupa Hanska Luger (Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara-Lakota)
  • George Alexander (Mvskoke)
  • Tony Abeyta (Navajo)
  • Orlando Allison (Hopi)
  • Fawn Douglas (Las Vegas Paiute)
  • Daniel McCoy Jr. (Mvskoke/Citezen Band Potowatomie)
  • River Garza (Tongva)
  • Nani Chacon (Diné)
  • Steven Paul Judd (Kiowa/Choctaw)