The upstart Indigenous Fine Art Market ran last Thursday through Saturday at the Santa Fe Railyard, and, of course, the venerable Santa Fe Indian Market took over the Plaza and downtown on Saturday and Sunday. Judging from photos, social media accounts, conversations and a few strolls through the streets, both succeeded on every level. We doubt some marketgoers even understood there were two events; what they did know is that their opportunity to buy art and meet artists had expanded -- having the new market in the Santa Fe Railyard brought Native art to a different venue on different days. (The setting was ideal, exactly the kind of event that planners of the
The new Indigenous Fine Art market also put together a top-notch slate of entertainment, cultural dances and fashion events, all designed to share the modern Native culture with our corner of the world. And at Santa Fe Indian Market, there was the always glorious preview on Friday night, with the best of the best art gathered in one place for just a few short hours. The collection, as always, was dazzling, with the Best of Show prize being awarded to a traditional Navajo weaver,
For the weekend of Indian Market, there was the usual abundance of art, food, entertainment, cultural activities and so much more going on all over town.
The existence of both markets increased energy and excitement for the entire week leading up to Indian Market. We congratulate the Indigenous Fine Arts Market for a successful launch, and remain amazed at the
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This year, of course, Zozobra is moving to a Friday night -- this Friday night, in fact.
We like a Friday night rather than the Thursday night of the past decade or so -- families don't have to worry about getting kids up for school the next day, and out-of-town relatives can make it in after work on Friday and not have to drive home. But Friday brings crowds, so don't forget to buy tickets before the day of the event. People get through the gates more smoothly if they have their tickets ready. Tickets are available at burnzozobra.com, the
There's been plenty of gloom in 2014. Zozobra couldn't be more welcome this year.
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