A GATHERING OF THE WORLD
One hundred & fifty artists from 60 countries bring magic and cultural exchange
to Santa Fe each summer, celebrating and preserving Folk Art Traditions
and enthralling Santa Feans and visitors alike.
The evening was glorious as was the pageantry of the 2019 INTERNATIONAL FOLK
ART MARKET opening gala. This year I captured the FACES OF THE MARKET, both the artisans dressed in their traditional costumes, and the
wonderfully-turned-out folks who attended this special-ticket evening.
These faces personifies all that is wonderful about this market...
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL EVENING....
WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL FOLK ART MARKET?
The Mission of the International Folk Art Market is to create economic opportunities for and with folk artists worldwide who celebrate and preserve folk art traditions.
The IFMA envisions a world that values the dignity and humanity of handmade, honors timeless cultural traditions, and supports the work of folk artists serving as entrepreneurs and catalysts for positive social change.