Artists prepare for Spanish Market

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Culture > Handmade work from more than 350 Hispanic artists celebrate heritage

The rich Hispanic culture of New Mexico will be celebrated at the 62nd Traditional Spanish Market, July 27 and 28 on the Santa Fe Plaza.
Spanish Market features handmade traditional art from more than 350 local Hispanic artists, as well as ongoing live music and dance, art demonstrations and regional foods throughout each day. Spanish Market is one of only three Heritage Events held annually in Santa Fe.
The Spanish Market is the oldest and largest juried Spanish Market in the United States and attracts more than 70,000 visitors and collectors from throughout the world. Each July, the Market showcases more than 350 Hispanic artists who not only exhibit and sell their art, but are also very happy to share their culture with visitors. Ninety-seven percent of the artists are from New Mexico. It is truly a shop local event, as 97 percent of sales directly benefit the artists and the local economy.
All the festivities are focused on and around the Santa Fe Plaza, which is surrounded by history filled shops, restaurants and galleries. This year’s Market, July 22 - 28, will be the culmination of a weeklong celebration of Hispanic heritage and culture that includes traditional art, food, exciting music and dance and much more. Meet the artists and their families as they share the experience of their living Hispanic heritage as it has existed in New Mexico for more than 400 years.
The Society also offers the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, which preserves and promotes the Spanish colonial arts and the traditional Hispanic arts of New Mexico through art exhibitions, educational programs, workshops and lectures. The collection includes Spanish colonial art forms spanning four centuries and four continents and the more than 3700 art objects are housed at the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, 750 Camino Lejo, on Museum Hill.