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Not to be Missed Art Fairs and Events

Art Fairs and Events

May 20, 2014, 12:00 am

May 24—25
Native Treasures Indian Arts Festival
More than 200 Native American artists sell their museum-quality wares. 
SF Convention Ctr., 

June 13—29
Currents New Media Fest
Showcases the work of over 90 international innovative artists and performers. 
The Railyard,

June 15
NM Gay Men’s Chorus
Here come the grooms as the chorus presents “We’re Married! Now What?” 
James A Little Theater, 

June 18—21
Rodeo de Santa Fe 
Shut the buck up! Our very own rodeo is turning 65 this year. 
SF Rodeo Grounds, 

June 21—Aug. 23
Santa Fe Bandstand
Some 89 performances in the Plaza Bandstand stage plus sporadic Southside performances make this the music festival to beat. 
SF Plaza,

June 25
The Return of SFR’s Block Party
Your favorite alt-weekly is turning 40 y’all! Let’s party. 
SFR Headquarters, 

June 27—Aug. 23
Santa Fe Opera
Perennial hits like Carmen and Don Pasquale grace the SFO stage, as well as two shot operas, The Impresario and Le Rossignol presented as a double-bill. 
Santa Fe Opera House,

June 28
Santa Fe Pride
Hot off the heels of a monumental year for Santa Fe’s LGBT community, Pride festivities return to the Plaza. 
SF Plaza,

July 10—13
Art Santa Fe
Now in its 14th year, the fair promises “glamorous fare for serious collectors and scene-seekers alike.”
SF Convention Ctr.,

July 10—Aug. 17
Desert Chorale
What started off as the state’s first professional choir in the ’80s is now a top notch, world-class ensemble. 
Various locations,

July 11—13
International Folk Art Market
For these three days in July, the hill is alive with the sound of cultural sustainability. 
Museum Hill,

July 11—12; Aug. 30
Aspen Santa Fe
Not a ballet lover? You will be after catching one of their performances. 
The Lensic,

July 18—Aug. 9
Juan Siddi 
The legendary flamenco season returns, this time under tutelage of Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. 
The Lensic, 

July 19—20
Ohkay Owingeh Arts & Crafts Show
Impressive tribal art and pueblo dances collide in this yearly festival. Try the Indian cookies. 
Ohkay Conference Ctr., 

July 20
SITE Biennial 
A re-envisioned biennial returns to site with the unifying theme “New Perspectives on Art of the Americas.”
SITE Santa Fe,

July 20—Aug. 25
Chamber Music Festival
Created in 1972 “to be a model chamber music festival in a distinctive setting and to be recognized worldwide.”
St. Francis Auditorium, 

July 25—27
Traditional Spanish Market
Hispano art forms take center stage at this popular outdoor market, now in its 63rd year. 
SF Plaza,

July 26—27
Contemporary Hispanic Market
Over 100 contemporary New Mexico-based Hispanic artists, show their stuff. 
Lincoln Ave. Downtown, 

Aug. 16—18
Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art Show
Expect ethnographic art from around the globe, as well as the return of their Antiques Roadshow-style “Antique Evaluation Event.” 
SF Convention Ctr.,

Aug. 18—24
Indian Market Week
The granddaddy of all Santa Fe art markets returns —and the stakes have never been higher.
SF Plaza and beyond,

Aug. 21—23
Indigenous Fine Art Market
A new market “for the people, by the people” that is sure to make quite the splash. 
The Railyard,

Aug. 29
Burning of Zozobra
Burn your worries away and hear the big guy moan…for the 90th time. 
Fort Marcy Park,

Aug. 31—Sept. 7
Fiesta de Santa Fe
Expect pomp, circumstance and shiny sashes at the longest-running community festival in the States ¡Que viva!
SF Plaza and beyond,

Sept. 12—14
The food + folklore fest returns for a second helping (along with keynote speaker Gustavo Arellano). 
MIAC and MoIFA, 

Sept. 14
AHA Festival
An outdoor sampler platter of the best progressive arts the region has to offer. 
The Railyard,

Sept. 20—21
Santa Fe Renaissance Fair
Roasted turkey legs plus an opportunity to rock crushed velvet pants? SO there, dude. 
El Rancho de las Golondrinas,

Sept. 24—28
Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
Culinary artistry from more than 70 New Mexican restaurants and 90 national wineries. 
Santa Fe Opera,

Oct. 15—19
Santa Fe Independent Film Festival 
Not for nothing, MovieMaker mag named this one of the “Coolest Film Festivals in the World.” 
The Lensic and beyond, 

More info on these and myriad other events is available in the Calendar section.


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