Saturday, July 20, 2013

Santa Fe Indian Market, SWAIA, NM Art Event, Casa Escondida B&B

While a guest at Casa Escondida Bed & Breakfast, be sure to attend the Santa Fe Indian Market! Casa Escondida is a Santa Fe area B&B (just 35 minutes north of Santa Fe), located in historic Chimayo, NM. On Saturday, August 17th and Sunday, August 18th, 2013, you can experience the 92nd year of the Santa Fe Indian Market. Over 1,100 Native artists from the US and Canada will exhibit and sell their artwork. The Santa Fe Indian Market is not only the largest juried Native American arts market in the world but it is also the and most prestigious. Buyers, collectors and gallery owners come from all over the world to attend the market. It is estimated that the market will attract over 150,000 visitors. Wear your comfortable walking shoes because the Indian Market covers 14 downtown city blocks, with over 600 artist booths. At the market, you will find both contemporary and traditional Native art forms. There are actually 10 distinct art form categories: Jewelry, Pottery, Sculpture, Textiles, Paintings, Wooden Carvings (Kachinas), Bead Work, Baskets and Diverse Arts. Diverse arts are items such as drums, bows and arrows, cradle boards, etc. The Santa Fe Indian Market offers a rare opportunity to meet with and buy directly from the artists. The Santa Fe Indian Market is sponsored by SWAIA (Southwestern Association for Indian Arts) but there is more than just art at the Santa Fe Indian Market. There is also FOOD and MUSIC and DANCE! The Indian Market offers a vast selection of both traditional and contemporary Native foods. You will find everything from roasted mutton and fry bread, to a more cosmopolitan fare, inspired by trained Native chefs. In addition to the great art and food, from 1 PM – 4 PM on the Plaza stage, you can enjoy FREE live performances, which will showcase Native American dance and music. So when you wonder about things to do during your Santa Fe vacation, put the Santa Fe Indian Market at the top of your list. It is a wonderful way to experience Santa Fe during your New Mexico vacation. Casa Escondida B&B is a delightful New Mexico retreat, which has rooms available year-round. We are perfect for a romantic New Mexico getaway too. Contact Casa Escondida B&B to check room availability or to inquire about a reservation. Casa Escondida Bed &Breakfast is a green bed & breakfast, which provides pet-friendly lodging in 4 of our 8 guest rooms. Enjoy your New Mexico travels AND the Santa Fe Indian Market! We look forward to having you as our guest.









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