Road Trip | Santa Fe Traditional Spanish Market -

Looking for another reason to take a road trip north? Santa Fe’s Traditional Spanish Market, presented by Spanish Colonial Arts Society, is rapidly approaching, Saturday and Sunday, July 24-25, 2021, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Taking place on the historic Santa Fe Plaza and surrounding streets, this event has been going strong since 1926. In addition to artists booths and vendors, there is entertainment on the bandstand with regional Hispanic bands and dance groups, art demonstration booths, books sales booths, and food booths that complement this heritage event. As always, this festive fiesta is free and open to the public.

Since its beginning, almost a century ago, rigorous standards have been followed to ensure that Spanish Market artists participate in regional Hispanic heritage. Their work is juried into art categories that represent the established traditional arts and crafts of New Mexico and southern Colorado. Today, there are nineteen art categories with approximately 200 adult artists working within them. In 1981 a Youth Market was added to the mix to promote how these living traditions are passed down through the generations. Youth Market is held in the center of the Santa Fe Plaza with approximately thirty youth artists, surrounded by the rest of the Traditional Spanish Market adult artist booths and other activities.

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