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Phillip Karshis

Markets and Music and Food, Oh My!

Clear your schedule, the Santa Fe Indian Market is here

August 16, 2017, 12:00 am

It’s that time of year again: Indian Market has come to town, bringing the best Indigenous arts and programming to the city for five days of creativity and fun. The market, established by the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts 96 years ago, draws together the best Native artists from around the United States to showcase paintings, pottery, jewelry, clothing and more—most of which are for sale.

Market week kicked off with the Native Cinema Showcase at the New Mexico History Museum, starting Aug. 15. The museum will continue to offer free screenings of films made by and about Native people and issues throughout the rest of the week (but seating is on a first-come, first-served basis). For those with kids, the Saturday film schedule is family-friendly and wraps up with a free screening of Moana at the Railyard Park.

If you’re looking for something a little more lively, catch My Soul Remainder on Thursday at 6 pm. The performance piece embraces the spirit of collaboration with original choreography, music and costumes by Native people of different tribes. Then, stick around for the opening reception of IM:EDGE, a new exhibit at the Convention Center that puts contemporary Native art in the spotlight. Tickets are limited, so if you want to go, get on it ASAP.

And of course, the crown jewel of the week is the Indian Market itself. Nearly 900 (yes, you read that right) Native artists take to the Plaza and surrounding streets for two days of art, camaraderie, food and general organized chaos. Aside from buying handcrafted goods, they’ve got music, fashion shows, book signings and more. The best part? The entire thing is free to the public.

That’s only a sampling of SWAIA’s programming for the market. Be sure to check out their other events and those around the city too. Local galleries and performance venues join the festivities as well. Honestly, there’s so much going on that it would be nearly impossible to miss out on the fun. Check our print calendar, and we’re always updating our online cal. So grab your best walking shoes and hit the town. You’ve got a lot to see. (Lauren Thompson)

Santa Fe Indian Market
Wednesday-Sunday, Aug. 16-20. Various times and prices.
Various locations.


Alex De Vore
If you haven’t been by the CCA for the current show from blacksmith/artist Tom Joyce, Everything at Hand, you’re really missing out. Joyce’s massive works are at once heavy and physically daunting, yet dreamlike—reminiscent, in a way, of space—think circular patterns and geometry among the textured metal pieces, video material and drawing. Joyce himself discusses his works and process during Conversations at Hand, an artist-led lecture aimed at filling out our understanding of the exhibit. (Alex De Vore)

Conversations at Hand: Tom Joyce:
6 pm Wednesday Aug. 16. Free.
Center for Contemporary Arts,
1050 Old Pecos Trail,

Montayne in the Membrane

George VK
Do y’all remember that viral video of the rapping Uber driver that made its way around the internet not so long ago? Turns out that was Dylan Montayne, a former Santa Fean (also a St. Mike’s and Warehouse 21 alum) who now lives in Denver and who totally blew those girls’ minds with his slick flow. Since then, it’s been a whirl of wind for young Montayne, with internet fame and musical opportunities coming out of the effing yin-yang. Thus, he struts his stuff from his debut album Déjà Vu alongside local rappists from the Outstanding Citizens Collective like SFR fave Benzo III. (ADV)

Dylan Montayne:
8:45 pm Saturday Aug. 19. $15-$20.
Meow Wolf,
1352 Rufina Circle,

Empty the Chamber

Carlin Ma
Once again, the annual Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival wowed crowds, converted noobs and broke ground on some weird stuff (that six-hour Flux Quartet performance, anyone?). But as is true with basically everything anyone likes, it must come to an end. For the season’s swan song, the festival goes with some biggies—namely, Haydn, Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich, courtesy of the Dover Quartet. If classical music’s your game, you’ll want to be at the Lensic, and remember that tickets start at just $10. So even if you think you can’t go, you probably can. (ADV)

Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival: Russian Giants:
6 pm Monday August 21. $10-$86.
Lensic Performing Arts Center,
211 W San Francisco St.,


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