SANTA FE, New Mexico /ACCESSWIRE/June 23, 2022/ 18e International Folk Art Market (IFAM) will welcome artists and guests to Museum Hill in Santa Fe, July 6-10, 2022.
This year’s event will feature over 150 artists, from 49 different counties. Customers can explore and purchase creations from around the world, as well as enjoy local food vendors and entertainment. IFAM sales for exhibiting artists generate an average of $20,000 per artist, helping to support their art and, often, entire communities.
A preview of this year’s event:
About: Every July IFAM | Santa Fe brings together cultures from all corners of the globe to celebrate folk artists. This lively outdoor event allows guests to admire the shades, symbols and smiles of nearly 50 countries gathered in one place. The market will take place from July 6 to 10.
Artists and Countries: More than 150 international artists will present their creations. Guests will be able to browse items ranging from sculptures to ceramics, woodwork to leather goods and jewelry to baskets. Countries represented at this year’s IFAM include:
Algeria, Argentina, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Hungary, India, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, People’s Democratic Republic, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mali, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories, Peru, Russian Federation, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Eswatini, Syria, Syrian Arab Republic, Tanzania; officially United Republic of Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United States of America, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Zimbabwe
Community Celebration: IFAM will kick off July 5 with its community celebration, with a procession of artists through Santa Fe Square from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The public is encouraged to attend this free event and help celebrate the start of IFAM.
Daily market schedule: IFAM 2022 will take place from Thursday July 6 to Sunday July 10. Early Bird ticket holders can start visiting IFAM at 9 a.m. Thursday 7/7, general ticket holders at 11 a.m. doors close at 4 p.m. View full event schedule here.
Night market hours: New this year, the Night Market will take place on Saturday July 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.; patrons can expect to visit artist booths, but with the added pleasure of live music, including a performance by Colombian hip-hop group Kombilesa Mi.
Tickets: Tickets for members and volunteers go on sale April 28 and May 2 for the general public. Tickets will be available for purchase at www.folkartmarket.org.
Volunteers: More than 1,800 volunteers from across the country help bring IFAM to life every year. There are a variety of roles, responsibilities and teams to choose from. Those interested in volunteering for this year’s event should visit the volunteer site Web page.
Lasting impact: As the world’s largest folk art exhibition, IFAM is a place where artists can thrive financially and contribute to positive social improvements. The IFAM organization has expanded its programs to address the specific challenges faced by folk artists in the global marketplace. Born in Santa Fe as a small grassroots organization, focused on one weekend a year, has grown into a non-profit organization that empowers international folk artists throughout the year. Click on here to learn more about the organization.
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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