Tuesday, July 5, 2011

The World Comes to Santa Fe

The upcoming International Folk Art Market is a not-to-be-missed event for locals as well as visitors to The Madeleine Bed & Breakfast Inn.  Now in its 8th year, this festival of folk art, food, music and dance continues to get bigger and better with every passing year.  The market is the largest such event in the world, with a mission to preserve and support folk art culture and traditions of the over 50 countries represented.

This year's market features 170 different artists, showcasing and selling everything from masks to baskets, embroidery to pottery, jewelry to musical instruments and so much more.  In addition to beautiful handwork from around the world are drummers, flute players, singers and dancers from continents all around the globe.  Last but not least is a vast selection of ethnic food from some of Santa Fe's top restaurants.

The remarkable success of the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market was key in Santa Fe being designated a UNESCO City of Folk Art.  The highly-acclaimed organization is also a member of the Clinton Initiative.

If you are anywhere near Santa Fe this weekend you will want to check out this fabulous event - a riot of color and sound.  Of the thousands of unique handmade pieces of folk art available, you are sure to find memorable gifts for friends, family and yourself.


Museum of International Folk Art
July 8, 9 and 10, 2011
Ticket prices range from $5-50, depending on Date & Time
Buy Tickets Online or at the Market
725 Camino Lejo
Santa Fe, NM 87505-7516
(505) 476-1189

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