Santa Fe Indian Market
Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) presents the Santa Fe Indian Market the third weekend in August every summer. Join us on Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 2023 to see the work of more than 800 juried artists, representing 250 Nations in pottery, basketry, jewelry, painting, sculpture, wood carvings, and textiles. The Saturday and Sunday markets are free and open to all on the Plaza from 8 am to 5 pm, and include Native dance performances and Native food vendors, selling fry bread, Navajo tacos, roasted corn, and other Native treats.
Choose from many ticketed events throughout the weekend, including the ever-popular Indigenous Fashion Show, where you will see the latest couture from the hottest Native designers. Or attend Free Indian Market, held at Federal Park, to peruse the work of more than 600 Native artists. Also, there are tons of art openings held in galleries across The City Different. In fact, more openings are held in Santa Fe during Indian Market than at any other time of yearǃ
Santa Fe Indian Market began in 1922 as the first annual Southwest Indian Fair, with 3,500 works, including pottery, baskets, textiles, silver work, beadwork, and paintings, and now the event has grown into the world's largest and most prestigious market of Native American art. Here's to the 100th!
This rich experience is worth traveling to Santa Fe forǃ It's not unusual to see generations of the same artistic families exhibiting their work together, with a treasured traditional piece adjacent to cutting-edge contemporary pieces.