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BRIEF: Folk Art Market reports sales increase this year

July 15, 2014

The Santa Fe New Mexican



July 15--Folk Art Market reports sales increase this year

Folk art lovers purchased just more than $3 million worth of goods from the 150 artisans at Santa Fe's International Folk Art Market over the past weekend.

That was up from about $2.6 million in 2013, according to market spokeswoman Clare Hertel.

Final attendance data was not available Monday, but Hertel estimated that about 22,000 people attended the market over three days, which she said is about the same number as last year.

The event, now 11 years old, brings artists from scores of countries to Museum Hill on Santa Fe's east side, many of them from developing countries. Ninety percent of the proceeds from sales go home with the artists and participating organizations. The nonprofit International Folk Art Alliance organizes and stages the market.

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