Website Gives Santa Fe high marks for art scene by Teya Vitu
“I think it plays an important role in bringing people here and reminding people who have been here what an amazing destination Santa Fe is,” he said.
Art is Santa Fe’s major virtual player with online sales, though the pandemic has brought the Santa Fe Indian Market and International Folk Art Market into the online game, and even performing arts groups added digital content.
“A lot of people shop for art without even coming here,” Randall said. “[The Arty Areas report and Travel + Leisure] are good for awareness. It’s also very important to let people know there is a major market here they should look at whether virtually or in person.”
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Celebrating its centennial in 2022, Santa Fe Indian Market is the world’s oldest Indigenous art market featuring hundreds of Native American artists’ work, from beadwork to bolo ties and more. Held the third weekend of August at Santa Fe’s main plaza, the art market’s festivities include Indigenous fashion shows, Native American dances and silent art auctions.
For more art immersion in Santa Fe, don’t miss the New Mexico Capitol Art Collection featuring more than 600 pieces of artwork by New Mexican and Southwestern artists (the pieces are on display in public spaces at the State Capitol Complex).