Who knew that winter in Santa Fe is a great time to enjoy the various art markets that are offered. Instead of dealing with large crowds at such summer events, come to Santa Fe in the winter and experience a slower peaceful pace at the ”winter” art markets.
To kick things off, enjoy the Winter Indian Market Thanksgiving weekend, November 26 and 27, 2011 at the convention center. One hundred and thirty artists selected from the Summer Indian Market will be showcasing their work.
Winter Spanish Market will take place December 3-4, 2011 also at the convention center and will feature more than 100 Hispanic artists. One week later on December 10 and 11, forty-five Hispanic artists will display their work in the Contemporary Hispanic Market. Artists in these two markets were selected from the summer events and both markets have free admission.
Finally, St. John’s College will again sponsor the New Mexico Spanish Colonial Artists Auction and Market on the weekend of February 10 and 11, 2012. This event will feature 30 leading Spanish Colonial artists.
During this upcoming winter season, there will be even more art markets, giving one the opportunity to enjoy and purchase works directly from the artists. Prices are usually more of a value that in the summer and one can get to know the artist whose work you may enjoy for many years to come. Gallery visits are also more enjoyable as the pace in town is slower and more relaxed.