Most Santa Feans are familiar with the
Santa Fe Farmers Market
, which organizes local food producers and gives them a place to sell their product. Picture, if you will, a
farmers market for art
. That’s basically what the lesser known
Santa Fe Artisans Market
is. If you are from New Mexico and you paint, photograph, draw, sculpt or do something otherwise artsy, you're welcome to apply to have your art shown
from 10 am-4 pm
Santa Fe Farmers Market pavilion
there is an
, food and drink. For a year and a quarter, weary travelers have been greeted by the sight of
, in addition to a coffee table and a food stand.
The art comes in tremendous
. Depending on the week, one might run across anything from David Slocum’s
to Jackie Anderson’s
to Artisans Market Manager Alex Merlino’s
According to Merlino, when artists apply, photographs of their work go before a jury. This panel consists of board members of the Farmers Market, of which Artisans is a subsection, as well as several participating artists. These men and women
, Merlino says. Of approximately 200 total applicants, around 150 have been accepted.
And they're a tight bunch.
Jackie Anderson says she drives up from Corrales every weekend, in part to see all the friends she's made at the market. If you happen to be there at a slow part of the day, you may be lucky enough to see the artists jump out of their chairs in bouts of laughter.
may be related to the potluck luncheons and childcare activities that the market organizes, Merlino says.
, $30 dollars a day provides
, a short stroll along the railroad tracks buys a ticket into a world of
10 am-4 pm
The Santa Fe Farmers Market Pavilion
1607 Paseo de Peralta