Santa Fe Announces Summer Offerings

Santa Fe in New Mexico has announced its summer offerings for 2013.

The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is scheduled from July 12 to 14. Highlighting the crafts of the area and its people, attending the market also supports families and communities in developing countries, who are the event’s beneficiaries. The handmade items for sale include jewelry, beadwork, carving, and textiles. The market takes place outdoors on Museum Hill.

Art Santa Fe is from July 11 to 14. This contemporary market is an international fine art fair representing dozens of galleries and hundreds of artists from across the globe. The salon-booth format, artist styled VIP lounge, opening night Vernissage, ART Santa Fe presents lecture series and numerous cultural and educational events. It will be held at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

Spanish Market is from July 27 to 28. Artists from New Mexico or southern Colorado will showcase their works, which use traditional themes, materials, and methods. There is also a Contemporary Hispanic Market held on nearby Lincoln Street during the same weekend as Spanish Market.

Indian Market is from August 12 to 18. This is the largest Native American art market in the world and the largest cultural event in the Southwest. More than 1,000 Native artists from all over the US and Canada show and sell their work. The market takes place outdoors and is centered on the Santa Fe Plaza.

Santa Fe Opera is from June 28 to August 24. Included features are: outdoor theater set in the foothills north of the city; user-friendly screens in front of every seat that translate the foreign language lyrics; and lavish productions and celebrities. The season opener is The Grand Duchess of Gerolstein by Offenbach. Others to be included are: The Marriage of Figaro, La Donna del Lago, and La Traviata.

The Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival is from July 14 to August 19. Concerts over the six-week schedule range from the classics to new, modern works, and even jazz.

Santa Fe was awarded Best Food Town during the Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road competition. The Santa Fe Convention & Visitors Bureau is a department of the City of Santa Fe and is responsible for marketing the city to leisure and business travelers.