IFAM prepares for the largest folk art market in the world

IFAM News:

SANTA FE — The world’s largest folk art market is held July 6-10 in Santa Fe.

18e The International Folk Art Market (IFAM) will regain its full footprint with more than 150 artisans representing 49 countries, an inaugural night market and world music, dance and food.

“The market is a magical event, bringing together master artists from around the world, dozens of incredible and committed volunteers, and thousands of enthusiastic guests from across the country and our own community. We look forward to not only bringing the market we all love back to Santa Fe, but also introducing new aspects for our customers,” said Melissa Mann, CEO of IFAM.

A new aspect that the IFAM team plans to introduce is the night market, which will take place on Saturday, July 9 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guests can visit artist booths in the evening and additionally enjoy live music, including one from Colombian hip-hop group Kombilesa Mi. From the village of San Basilio de Palenque, Kombilesa, Mi performs in a mix of spanish and palenquero (the traditional language of the village).

Along with many returning favorites, 38 new entrants are joining this summer. Six American-born artists nominated by NM’s museum and cultural institution partners across a variety of media will also participate. Another highlight is the return of the Innovation Inspiration tent, generously sponsored by JoAnn and Bob Balzer, emphasizing that folk art is a living discipline, constantly evolving and transforming.

Customers can now buy tickets for the market at IFAM website.

Ticket prices and times are as follows:

  • (9 a.m. to 11 a.m.) Thursday Early Bird $85
  • (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Thursday $30
  • (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Friday $25
  • (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) Saturday $20
  • (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) Saturday evening market $20
  • (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) IFAM Community Sunday $15
  • Educators and first responders enter the market for free on Sunday, July 10.

All tickets have a $2 processing fee and tickets for guests 16 and under are free.

In addition to the IFAM team, more than 1,800 volunteers from across the country help bring the event to life each year. Currently, more volunteers are needed for various roles and responsibilities. Those interested in volunteering for this year’s event should visit the volunteer site Web page

“From handymen to hostesses, cashiers, performers and more, we have a job for anyone who wants to be part of an optimistic and meaningful cultural celebration and marketplace,” said Francesca Glaspell, IFAM Marketing and Engagement. community coordinator.

About IFAM

The International Folk Art Market Santa Fe is a non-profit organization operating in partnership with the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Foundation of New Mexico Museum and the City of Santa Fe.

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