Santa Fe Indian Market centennial

Santa Fe Indian Market attendees admiring art by Beverly Blacksheep (Navajo). 

SANTA FE, N.M. (PRNewswire) — The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, the non-profit that produces the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, announced via a news release that planning is underway for the Centennial Santa Fe Indian Market. Santa Fe Indian Market 2022 will be held on Saturday, Aug. 20, and Sunday, Aug. 21.

Since 1922, Santa Fe Indian Market has been North America's largest and most important juried Indigenous art market, according to the nonprofit’s news release. Originally focused on the Indigenous art of the Southwest, the market has expanded its reach over the years to include Indigenous artists from all regions of the United States and Canada.

SWAIA will also present its first-ever Art Indigenous: a contemporary art show featuring sculpture, painting, photography, installation and performance from worldwide galleries exhibiting Indigenous artists from the United States and Canada. The four-day art show will be held at Santa Fe's El Museo Cultural, located in Santa Fe's Railyard Arts District. The show will commence with a VIP opening night party on Thursday, Aug. 18.

The Santa Fe Indian Market, begun as a weekend art market, has grown into an Indigenous art mecca adopted by Santa Fe's top galleries and cultural institutions. 

"2022 will be like none other for Indigenous art collectors and visitors to Santa Fe. The City of Santa Fe is embracing our centennial and many of the leading galleries and institutions are producing Indigenous-themed content and producing shows by top Indigenous artists throughout the year," said SWAIA Executive Director Kim Peone. 

Friday Aug. 19   

Best Of Show Ceremony 11am-12pm

Best of Show Luncheon 12-2:30pm 

Sneak Peek 2-4pm

General Preview 4-6pm

Saturday Aug. 20—Opening Day

Gala and Live Auction- 6:00-9:00pm

Plaza entertainment 

SWAIA Indigenous Fashion Shows and Events TBD

Sunday Aug. 21 

VIP Party 1-3pm

General Trunk Show-5:00-6:00pm

Plaza entertainment 

SWAIA Indigenous Fashion Shows and Events TBD

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