Third Annual Officially Unofficial Guide to Santa Fe Native Market Week

LAST UPDATED: 08/08/19

It’s that time of year again…SANTA FE NATIVE MARKET WEEK!
At this point I basically have this blog to make this annual post bc zero writing is happening otherwise đŸ™ƒ…so without further ado:

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my man & baby girl at market a couple years ago, still funny



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FYIs…

  1. Cell service in Santa Fe is not very good, it has gotten better but is still subpar. I don’t care which provider you have, they are all bad (I have Verizon, no bueno.), especially in the summer, and especially around downtown. Typically you can send a text or make a phone call, but trying to browse social media or look something up on Google Maps will kill your battery…plan ahead and pack a portable battery.
  2. Rain – the monsoon is in full effect (*yay!* because we need it!) so expect some rain, but don’t worry, it won’t last long.
  3. Driving – between the locals who are notorious for running red lights and all the tourists who have no idea where they are going, driving here can be dangerous, so stay alert and be careful! Note: Uber and Lyft are both available in Santa Fe but availability is sometimes very limited.
  4. Elevation – Santa Fe is at 7000 ft elevation. High elevation has a few side effects you should be aware of – thinner air means you may be more tired due to less oxygen; it also means you are more likely to get dehydrated so drink lots of water (the Institute for Altitude Medicine recommends an extra 1 to 1.5 liters/day). Also, thinner air means the sun is intense, so plan accordingly.
  5. Nightlife – there is none. This town pretty much goes to sleep with the sun. There are a few places to go, but don’t be surprised if they are mostly empty. See below for a list of spots.
  6. There are two markets this year – SEEDS and Santa Fe Indian Market. SEEDS is Thursday – Friday at the Railyard Park, Santa Fe Indian Market is Saturday & Sunday downtown. The Railyard Park and Plaza (center of downtown) are about a mile from each other.

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Food & Drinks…

  1. Railyard District
    • Second Street Brewery – outside patio, good people watching during the Farmers’ Market, good beer, decent food, gets crowded, and can have a long wait.
    • Violet Crown – this is a movie theatre across the tracks from Second Street Brewery, but they also serve food and drinks. This is an order at the counter place so there is no wait for a table. They have a nice patio outside and a great drink selection (beer/wine).
    • Whole Foods – on Cerrillos across the street from the Railyard Park. They have a killer hot bar, salad bar, etc. They also have an actual bar (Pinon Pub) with indoor and outdoor seating. You can buy food from the grocery store and eat at the bar/dining area. Also, on Fridays and Saturdays they have $1 oysters for HH.
    • Whoo’s Donuts – three words: BLUE CORN DONUTS. Also on Cerrillos, near Whole Foods. They close at 3 but are usually sold out before then, Whole Foods also carries some of their donuts.
    • Coffee Shops
      • Sky Coffee – right in the middle of the railyard by the water tower.
      • Lion & Honey – tbh, never been, but I know it exists.
      • Iconik LĂșpe – north end of railyard district on your way to downtown, recently opened.
    • A short walk from the Railyard Park, all along Guadalupe are various restaurants (Tomasitas, Palomas, BoxCar, Cowgirl, Cafe Sonder, Whole Hog Cafe to name a few). La Choza is right by the railyard in the other direction, kinda hidden.
    • A little walk down Cerillos will take you to some other spots – Modern General, Shake Foundation, Vinaigarette, Hard Cider Taproom, Radish & Rye.
  2. Downtown
  3. Kid Friendly
    • Railyard area: Violet Crown, Pinon Pub at Whole Foods, Cowgirl (has play area)
    • Downtown: Burger Stand, the game room at Draft Station
  4. Breakfast/lunch

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Nightlife
I am using this term loosely bc half these places close by 10pm or midnight. Also, in my experience, all the bars that stay open late charge cover during market weekend (except Matador), you’ve been warned.
AND FYI, PALACE CLOSED!

  1. Railyard:
    • Boxcar – one of those restaurants that turns into a “club” at night
    • Cowgirl – restaurant that always has live music, fun to watch the tourists get down
    • Paloma – back patio has live music sometimes
    • Second Street Brewery – some outdoor seating, sometimes live music
  2.  Downtown:
    • Crow Bar – typical bar, has a pool table
    • Evangelos – usually has live music upstair,  downstairs has pool tables, cash only
    • Matador – dive bar, don’t go if you’re claustrophobic
    • HervĂ© Wine Bar – where Skylight used to be, good vibe, chill, only open till like 10 tho
    • Tonic – live jazz, chill. They’ll send postcards for you.
    • Casa España – super swanky lounge/club but been closed for renovations since February, idk if they’ll be open yet…I’ll find out.
    • Gruet Winery Tasting Room – located at Hotel St Francis, mostly bubbly.
    • NM Hard Cider House – chill, has a pool table & shuffle board, sometimes a DJ.
    • Santa Fe Brewing Brakeroom – chill, patio out back.
    • Desert Dogs – pool table, shuffle board, patio, chill.
    • Draft Station – shuffle board, patio, ping pong, foosball
    • Santa Fe Spirits – tbh never been, but if you like spirits go here I guess?
  3. Other:
    • La Reina at El Rey Court – if you’re a hipster go here
    • Meow Wolf – happening at night when they have concerts (check website)
    • Buffalo Thunder Casino – they have a club that typically has events during market. Note that it is about a 20 minute drive out of town. Plan ahead, have a DD, don’t be dumb
    • Tiny’s – kinda divey, kinda not. One of those places that has regulars and not a lot of tourists. Karaoke on Saturdays.
    • Tumbleroot – brewery & distillery. Large indoor and outdoor space, live music and other events. KID FRIENDLY – a full on playground outside and an indoor play area too.

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Other stuff to check out…

  1. If you’re into galleries, check out Canyon Road, it’s basically ALL galleries. Check out the Teahouse for good food and coffee/tea, they have a nice outdoor dining space. Hecho a Mano is a newer space and seems to be doing a good job highlighting Indigenous artists.
  2. Museum of Contemporary Native Art (MoCNA) is free for Natives, also they are having multiple events all weekend that I did not list, more info here.
  3. SITE Santa Fe art museum/gallery @ the railyard. Neat space. Free admission on Fridays and from 10am-noon on Saturdays.
  4. Meow Wolf is also pretty cool, but it can be crowded. Tickets are for a specific time period so make sure to buy tickets in advance. I find the best time to go is at night during an event because less people, live music, bar open, no kids, but be sure to verify the exhibit will be open bc it varies by show (event details on website will confirm).
  5. If you’re going to the Poeh Cultural Center or Buffalo Thunder Resort Casino, note that they are both about a 20 minute drive out of town.
  6. Farmers’ Market Saturday mornings at the Railyard Park, 7am-1pm. Really good people watching 😉

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Events
I’ve compiled a list of events that I am aware of with links to more info (will add more as info becomes available)

Week long events 

  1. Film Festivals: The Native Cinema Showcase is co-sponsored by Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, organizers of Indian Market. The free screenings are held at the New Mexico History Museum (113 Lincoln Ave.). There’s also an “on the road” edition of the Los Angeles-based Red Nation Film Festival. These screenings and talks carry a cover charge and take place at multiple venues, including Violet Crown Cinema, La Fonda on the Plaza, and Hotel Santa Fe.

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Monday, August 12

  1. Patricia Michaels Heritage Resort Collection Fashion Show: Join Patricia Michaels at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa as she debuts her Resort Collection Fashion Line developed exclusively for Heritage Hotels & Resorts. Ticket holders will get their first look at Patricia’s collection and will have the opportunity to be some of the first to purchase from this Line. 1pm.

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Wednesday, August 14

  1. IAIA Scholarship Dinner & Auction: annual Scholarship Dinner and Auction at La Fonda on the Plaza. This event raises critically needed scholarship funds that assist our students in reaching their academic and artistic goals. Guests have the chance to mingle with noted artists and IAIA students—and acquire some extraordinary art. 5:30-10pm.
  2. Kent Monkman & Laura Ortnam Opening @ Urban Shaman Santa Fe Satellite Gallery – Monkman’s “Dance to Mischief” opening and performance by Laura Ortnam “Ortwoman Wild Waves”. Urban Shaman is located inside Vital Spaces at 220 Otero St. 6pm.
  3. Dining with The Artists Fashion Show @ Hotel Santa Fe: Featuring Janice Black Elk Jim, Daniel Jim of Ring Mountain Design & Loren Aragon of Aconav. An evening of collaboration of jewelry and couture fashion: meet the artists, have dinner, and enjoy the fashion show. Call for reservations. 7-9pm.

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Thursday, August 15

  1. WE ARE THE SEEDS Santa Fe (aka SEEDS): Located at the Railyard Park. Check website for more details on events. 10am-6pm.
  2. Coe Annual Open House @ Ralph T Coe Center for the Arts: Featuring the Growing Thunder Family and the Mvskoke Canoe Paddle Project. 1-4pm.
  3. Annual Indian Market Exhibition: Ken Williams Jr. and Sonwai @ Shiprock Santa Fe: fourth and final collaborative exhibition featuring works by Arapaho/Seneca beadwork artist Ken Williams Jr. and Hopi jeweler Verma Nequatewa (Sonwai). 2-4pm.
  4. Marla Alison Painting Demonstration @ King Galleries: Painting demo and new works from George Alexander, Marla Alison, and Les Namingha. 3-5pm.
  5. Cara Romero Photography Preview Reception: Indian Market preview at the artist’s studio. 3-7pm.
  6. Exclusive Pre-Market Trunk Show @ Hervé Wine Bar: Join us for an exclusive pre-Market show featuring 3 Native artists: metalsmith Matagi Sorensen (Yavapai-Apache), handbag & accessory designer Maya Stewart (Chickasaw, Creek and Choctaw), printmaker Duhon James (Diné), and silversmith Neeko April (Diné). 4-7pm.
  7. Native American Group Show @ Sorrel Sky Gallery: showcasing all of the gallery’s Native American artists, including Ben Nighthorse, Ray Tracey, Kevin Red Star, and Cody Sanderson along with many others. These four legendary artists will be signing specialty posters and answering questions about their work. 5-7:30pm.
  8. Native American Art Group Exhibition @ Blue Rain Gallery: feature the artwork of Dan Friday, Jody Naranjo, Chris Pappan, Starr Hardridge, Thomas Breeze Marcus, Hyrum Joe, Lisa Holt & Harlan Reano, Maria Samora, and many more incredible indigenous artists. 5-8pm.
  9. Function: with Cannupa Hanska Luger @ the Ralph T Coe Center for the Arts: FUNCTION is a play on the functional aspects of clay as a tool for practical use, and of art and food as a means for bringing people together. FUNCTION began in April 2019 with a series of community workshops where Luger led participants in the production of plates to be eaten off of at the project’s culmination—a dinner on August 15, 2019. 5:30-8:30pm.
  10. Indian Market Kick Off Party: All-ages event including entertainment by Laura Ortman and Navajo Country Rock band State Line! Live Paint by 3 artists, and a special preview of IM: EDGE Contemporary Show! 7-10pm.

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Friday, August 16

  1. We are the Seeds Santa Fe (aka Seeds): Located at the Railyard Park. Check website for more details on events. 10am-6pm.
  2. Sovereign Santa Fe @ La Fonda On The Plaza: Organized by FaraHNHeight Fine Art, Tony Abeyta, & Randy L Barton. Sovereign allows one to view and interact with over 20 different contemporary native artists including but not limited to Craig George, Melissa Cody, George Alexander, Avis Charley, Aaron Kiyaani, Sandra Cohoe, Jamie Chavez, Antoinette Thompson, Monty Little, and Jordan Craig just to name a few. 10am-10pm.
  3. Summer Art Show @ Santa Fe Indian School: Art market at Santa Fe Indian School. 11am-5pm.
  4. In Solidarity: Honoring our Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans, & 2 Spirit Relatives @ Santa Fe Indian Center: educational and healing workshops, interactive art, music, spoken word & performances! Free screenprinting, local vendors, and of course FOOD!
    Workshops from 12-4pm, Spirit Line CD release event from 5-7pm.
    ** don’t miss this event – especially the CD release!!**
  5. ‘I Will Carry You’ Fashion Event produced by ACONAV: A unique and fabulous interactive fashion art event. Designers will create looks inspired by ‘I Will Carry You’, a children’s book authored by Colleen Farwell (Crow). 1pm.
  6. Orlando Dugi Pop-Up Boutique @ Bar Alto: Pop-Up shop by fashion designer Orlando Dugi. Bar Alto is located on the rooftop of the Drury Hotel. 2-4pm.
  7. Panel Event: Native Women on Art, Culture, & Resilience @ SITE Santa Fe: Join us for a lively panel discussion celebrating the leadership of four extraordinary Native women in the arts. The panelists will explore their work in connection to current debates around gender rights, and the position of women in tribal communities and the greater society. 2:30-4pm.
  8. Spirit Line: Woven Together For Our Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives CD Release Event @ Santa Fe Indian Center: Join us in releasing this prayer-album into the world at the “In Solidarity” event at the Santa Fe Indian Center! All proceeds from this album will be donated to the Sovereign Bodies Institute’s MMIW database. Live performances, food, music and community. 5-7pm.
    **HIGHLY RECOMMEND!**
  9. Visual Voices: Contempary Chickasaw Art Reception @ MoCNA: showcases the diversity of expression in contemporary Chickasaw art across different media and multiple perspectives. The artworks analyze the complex relationship between contemporary Chickasaw life and rich tribal history and culture. 5-7pm.
  10. Opening: Heidi Brandow @ Form & Concept: Hailing from a long line of Native Hawaiian singers, musicians and performers on her mother’s side and DinĂ© storytellers and medicine people on her father’s side, her artistic career came naturally. Brandow draws inspiration from everyday life and international travels, distilling a myriad of cultural influences into powerful—yet playful—creations. 5-7pm.
  11. Neighborhood Codices Opening @ Keep Contemporary: New Mexico Muralist Nani Chacon & Los Angeles Painter Ricardo Estrada Reflect
    on Urban Indigenous Culture for Two-Person Exhibition. 5-8pm.
  12. Sovereign Social Club @ La Fonda On The Plaza: curated by Randy L. Barton, a Neo Contemporary, Navajo multi-disciplined artist, fashion designer and the creative director. Attendees will be in good company in a boiler room atmosphere with music, fashion and performance art featuring Rezcoast GRIZZ, Liv The Artist, Neon Nativez & NEO (No End Of designs) and more TBA. 6-10pm.
  13. Chapter House presents Weedrat/Laura Ortman/Lilith/The Flossies/The Dimensions @ Second Street Brewery Rufina Taproom: Meet us at Rufina Taproom for one of the loudest and most intense shows during SWAIA weekend. Experimentations in sound and experience. Invite a pal and do not miss out!! 8-11pm.
  14. Indian Market Reggae @ Boxcar: Boxcar presents yet another one of the most winning combinations for Indian Market when Brotherhood Sound & Don Martin meet DJ Dynamite Sol to bring you Indian Market Reggae 2019 !!! The two selectas will buss the best new & classic reggae jams from 10pm until close.New Mexico Muralist Nani Chacon & Los Angeles Painter Ricardo Estrada Reflect
    on Urban Indigenous Culture for Two-Person ExhibitionWe are the Seeds Santa Fe (aka Seeds): Located at the Railyard Park. Check website for more details on events. 10am-6pm.
  15. Sovereign Santa Fe @ La Fonda On The Plaza: Organized by FaraHNHeight Fine Art, Tony Abeyta, & Randy L Barton. Sovereign allows one to view and interact with over 20 different contemporary native artists including but not limited to Craig George, Melissa Cody, George Alexander, Avis Charley, Aaron Kiyaani, Sandra Cohoe, Jamie Chavez, Antoinette Thompson, Monty Little, and Jordan Craig just to name a few. 10am-10pm.
  16. Summer Art Show @ Santa Fe Indian School: Art market at Santa Fe Indian School. 11am-5pm.
  17. In Solidarity: Honoring our Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans, & 2 Spirit Relatives @ Santa Fe Indian Center: educational and healing workshops, interactive art, music, spoken word & performances! Free screenprinting, local vendors, and of course FOOD!
    Workshops from 12-4pm, Spirit Line CD release event from 5-7pm.
    ** don’t miss this event – especially the CD release!!**
  18. ‘I Will Carry You’ Fashion Event produced by ACONAV: A unique and fabulous interactive fashion art event. Designers will create looks inspired by ‘I Will Carry You’, a children’s book authored by Colleen Farwell (Crow). 1pm.
  19. Orlando Dugi Pop-Up Boutique @ Bar Alto: Pop-Up shop by fashion designer Orlando Dugi. Bar Alto is located on the rooftop of the Drury Hotel. 2-4pm.
  20. Panel Event: Native Women on Art, Culture, & Resilience @ SITE Santa Fe: Join us for a lively panel discussion celebrating the leadership of four extraordinary Native women in the arts. The panelists will explore their work in connection to current debates around gender rights, and the position of women in tribal communities and the greater society. 2:30-4pm.
  21. Spirit Line: Woven Together For Our Missing & Murdered Indigenous Relatives CD Release Event @ Santa Fe Indian Center: Join us in releasing this prayer-album into the world at the “In Solidarity” event at the Santa Fe Indian Center! All proceeds from this album will be donated to the Sovereign Bodies Institute’s MMIW database. Live performances, food, music and community. 5-7pm.
    **HIGHLY RECOMMEND!**
  22. Visual Voices: Contempary Chickasaw Art Reception @ MoCNA: showcases the diversity of expression in contemporary Chickasaw art across different media and multiple perspectives. The artworks analyze the complex relationship between contemporary Chickasaw life and rich tribal history and culture. 5-7pm.
  23. Opening: Heidi Brandow @ Form & Concept: Hailing from a long line of Native Hawaiian singers, musicians and performers on her mother’s side and DinĂ© storytellers and medicine people on her father’s side, her artistic career came naturally. Brandow draws inspiration from everyday life and international travels, distilling a myriad of cultural influences into powerful—yet playful—creations. 5-7pm.
  24. Neighborhood Codices Opening @ Keep Contemporary:
  25. Sovereign Social Club @ La Fonda On The Plaza: curated by Randy L. Barton, a Neo Contemporary, Navajo multi-disciplined artist, fashion designer and the creative director. Attendees will be in good company in a boiler room atmosphere with music, fashion and performance art featuring Rezcoast GRIZZ, Liv The Artist, Neon Nativez & NEO (No End Of designs) and more TBA. 6-10pm.
  26. Chapter House presents Weedrat/Laura Ortman/Lilith/The Flossies/The Dimensions @ Second Street Brewery Rufina Taproom: Meet us at Rufina Taproom for one of the loudest and most intense shows during SWAIA weekend. Experimentations in sound and experience. Invite a pal and do not miss out!! 8-11pm.
  27. Indian Market Reggae @ Boxcar: Boxcar presents yet another one of the most winning combinations for Indian Market when Brotherhood Sound & Don Martin meet DJ Dynamite Sol to bring you Indian Market Reggae 2019 !!! The two selectas will buss the best new & classic reggae jams from 10pm until close.

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Saturday, August 17

  1. SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market: the original market, located downtown, near and on the plaza. Check out the plaza stage for various performances all weekend long. Also get a guide when you arrive to locate your favorite artists and plan your route. 7am-5pm
  2. IAIA Student & Recent Graduate Art Market @ MoCNA: held at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Portal during SWAIA – Santa Fe Indian Market weekend. 8am-5pm. **I personally recommend this one, the IAIA artists always have interesting and new art (and sometimes more affordable prices)**
  3. Santa Fe’s Free Indian Market Show @ the Scottish Rite: Featuring Native American Elders, Master Artists and their families. Top-Award Winners, Lifetime Achievement Award Winners and Living Treasures. 8am-5pm.
  4. INDIAN MARKET: EDGE (IM: EDGE) “Honoring the Strength and Resilience of Native Women” @ Convention Center: a curated, gallery-type show and sale. IM: EDGE offers another glimpse into the fine art that Natives are producing. IM: EDGE has not changed the identity of the Santa Fe Indian Market, has enhanced the scope, and offers our community a chance to highlight new forms and narratives. 9am-5pm.
  5. Visual Voices-Gallery Session @ MoCNA: Join us for a gallery tour of Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art. Artists Kristen Dorsey, Brenda Kingery, and Dustin Mater will discuss their works in the gallery and share their insights on current themes and trends in contemporary Chickasaw art. 9-10am.
  6. OXDX Presents: OFF-MARKET The Official Unofficial Underground Market @ 137 W San Francisco St: basement level storefront that faces San Francisco St near the Plaza in Santa Fe. Enjoy pop-up shopping featuring OXDX, Winston Paul, Quw’utsun’ Made, Trickster Company, Kreations by Kris, Molina Parker, D.Daye Hunter, Ty Nez Jewelry, Jermatik’s Custom Kicks, and Obsidian Collective. 10am-5pm. **I personally recommend this one, gonna be good, check it out!**
  7. Sovereign Santa Fe @ La Fonda On The Plaza: Organized by FaraHNHeight Fine Art, Tony Abeyta, & Randy L Barton. Sovereign allows one to view and interact with over 20 different contemporary native artists including but not limited to Craig George, Melissa Cody, George Alexander, Avis Charley, Aaron Kiyaani, Sandra Cohoe, Jamie Chavez, Antoinette Thompson, Monty Little, and Jordan Craig just to name a few. 10am-10pm.
  8. Back-to-School PowWow @ Santa Fe Indian School: JOIN US for the 5th Annual POWWOW at SFIS Pavilion on August 17th. Many amazing performers and artists will be in attendance. MOST IMPORTANTLY, this event will benefit our school’s Natural Helpers Program. 12-10pm.
  9. The Blessing-Film & Dialogue @ MoCNA: This panel focuses on MoCNA’s current film program, The Blessing. The film is considered a vital piece of modern Native storytelling—the filmmakers receiving unprecedented access to a Navajo family’s personal story. 1-2:30pm.
  10. Sandra Cohoe Artist Reception @ FaraHNHeight Gallery: Sandra (Diné) works in acrylics, oils, and watercolors. Being around weaving helped in creating rug designs that become focal motif of her paintings. Allot of the rug designs are found on the bodies of her deities. Sandra loves to experiment with different mediums. 1-4pm.
  11. Native Artist Roundtable @ Ellsworth Gallery: Join Ellsworth Gallery for a roundtable discussion with Doug Coffin, Chaz John, and Dylan McLaughlin. This summer we will be featuring three different shows, all highlighting indigenous artists practicing in different media. 3-4:30pm.
  12. Reconciliation-Panel Discussion & Performance @ MoCNA: moderated by Reconciliation guest curator and former state historian Dr. Estevan Rael-Gálvez, discusses Pueblo and Hispano artists’ responses to the aftermath of last year’s ending of “La Entrada”. Santa Fe’s “Entrada” reenactment depicted a particular version of the late 17th century “re-conquest” of the region by Spanish authorities, following the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. 3-5pm.
  13. Skate Jam BBQ @ the Skate School: Join us for our 9th Annual Indian Market Event here at Skate School! This free all ages show always brings out amazing local artists, musicians and skaters! & BBQ. 3-9pm.
  14. OFF-MARKET Fashion Show @ Casa Espana: OXDX x Trickster Company x Section 35 are teaming together to host a collaborative fashion event at Casa Espana in downtown Santa Fe. Be prepared for a night of fashion, music, drinks, and instagram-able decor. 5:30-8pm. **I personally recommend this one…I have been helping the OXDX team plan this since this spring and it’s gonna beÂ đŸ”„**
  15. Nourish the Matriarchy: featuring many exciting events that include, “The Art of Indigenous Resistance” art show, spoken word, and vendors. 6pm-9pm.
  16. Sovereign Presents Rumble on the Roof @ La Fonda On The Plaza: This is an arts and music event on the roof of La Terraza at La Fonda On The Plaza hotel, overlooking Santa Fe’s famous Cathedral and the plaza. Performing are two talents from up north, Scotti Clifford ( Oglala/ Lakota) and his family band, Spirits Cry, followed by Attic Ramblers featuring Derek Miller ( Mohawk). 6:30-9:30pm.
  17. Native Guitars Tours ROCK-N-ROUND DANCE @ Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery:
    Social gathering for Saturday night welcomes the art community and it’s supporters for a night of Music, Art, Fashion, Food and of course the pride of Santa Fe’s best brews at Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery. 7pm-12am.
  18. Native Cinema Showcase Family Night: Ralph Breaks the Internet @ the Railyard park: Families are encouraged to bring chairs/blankets and arrive in time to secure a spot on the lawn. Food available for purchase from a variety of local food trucks. The movie will begin at sunset. 8-10:30pm.
  19. Innastate, Native Artists In Action, Macciato Music, Tha Yoties @ Second Street Brewery Rufina Taproom: It’s Tribal 2019! Native American performers and artists come together to make this year’s event one to remember! with live painting by Joeseph Arnoux. 8-11:30pm.

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Sunday, August 18

  1. SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market: the original market, located downtown, near and on the plaza. Check out the plaza stage for various performances all weekend long. Also get a guide when you arrive to locate your favorite artists and plan your route. 8am-5pm
  2. IAIA Student & Recent Graduate Art Market @ MoCNA: held at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Portal during SWAIA – Santa Fe Indian Market weekend. 8am-5pm. **I personally recommend this one, the IAIA artists always have interesting and new art (and sometimes more affordable prices)**
  3. Nourish the Matriarchy: Indigenous medicine market with farmers, seed keepers and herbalists. Grownup Navajo & IGG’s Sáani’s closet will also host a community clothing swap. 8am-1pm.
  4. NdN Market 5k @ the Wheelright Museum: join Wings of America at the Wheelwright Museum for a FREE run through the arroyo south of Museum Hill. Onsite registration will begin at 8:30am with the run/walk beginning at 9:30am.
  5. INDIAN MARKET: EDGE (IM: EDGE) “Honoring the Strength and Resilience of Native Women” @ Convention Center: a curated, gallery-type show and sale. IM: EDGE offers another glimpse into the fine art that Natives are producing. IM: EDGE has not changed the identity of the Santa Fe Indian Market, has enhanced the scope, and offers our community a chance to highlight new forms and narratives. 9am-5pm.
  6. SWAIA Native American Clothing Contest: The contest includes categories for traditional and contemporary Native fashions; featuring children and adult participants with award prizes in a variety of categories. on the Plaza, arrive EARLY for a seat. 9am-12pm. **personal note: this event is loooong and if you don’t have a seat, it’s hot. so either get there early, or show up right at the end to get a quick look at all the designs off-stage when everyone is taking pictures**
  7. OXDX Presents: OFF-MARKET The Official Unofficial Underground Market @ 137 W San Francisco St: basement level storefront that faces San Francisco St near the Plaza in Santa Fe. Enjoy pop-up shopping featuring OXDX, Winston Paul, Quw’utsun’ Made, Trickster Company, Kreations by Kris, Molina Parker, D.Daye Hunter, Ty Nez Jewelry, Jermatik’s Custom Kicks, and Obsidian Collective. 10am-6pm. **I personally recommend this one, gonna be good, check it out!**
  8. Ancestral Ink: A Symposium Honoring Indigenous Tattoo Tradition @ Santa Fe Art Institute: brings together Indigenous tattoo practitioners and cultural bearers from the Pacific and North America who are the forerunners in the revival of traditional cultural practices, providing an informative, engaging and inspiring forum that celebrates the resurgence and resilience of Indigenous peoples and traditional tattooing practices. 10am-4pm.
  9. Joy Harjo-Reading & Reception @ MoCNA: reading and performance by Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek Nation), the first Native American to be appointed United States Poet Laureate. Harjo’s publications will be on sale at the event. 1-3pm.
    **FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN UNITED STATES POET LAUREATE!!!!**
  10. Native Entrepreneurs & Artists Panel @ MoCNA: panel discussion between innovative and groundbreaking Native business owners. The panel will include Angelo McHorse (Taos Pueblo) who owns the body care company Bison Star Naturals along with his wife Jacquelene McHorse. 3:30pm.
  11. Indian Market Haute Couture Fashion Show: The Haute Couture Fashion Show highlights Native designers who push the creative exploration of original and unique fashion inspired by their diverse backgrounds. The show is an innovated expression of fashion, design and art. 4-5pm. **I personally recommending this one but make sure to get tickets ASAP bc it always sells out**
  12. Wings of America Presents: The Great Turtle Talks @ Hotel Santa Fe: Indigenous Perspectives on a world that demands change for survival featuring Oren Lyons, Roxanne Swentzell, Joy Harjo, and Dustin Martin. 5pm.
  13. First Annual Grand Exit @ Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery: Performances by Def-i, Sage Cornelius, Nataanii Means, River Yvhikv, Liv The Artist, Yaz Like Jaws, Macchiato Music, NUH UH, & special guests. Live art by Randy L Barton. Pop-Up Booth by Obsidian Collective Quick Sketch, flyer, & pop-up booth by Chad L Yellowjohn (Lil Coyote). 8pm-12am.
  14. Indian Market Weekend Finale with Innastate @ Boxcar: Part of the Sunday Night Summer Music Series, music kicks of at 8:30 p.m. Indigenous reggae music, straight from the desert southwest! Innastate brings a positive, high-energy approach to contemporary reggae music. 8:30pm-12am.join Wings of America at the Wheelwright Museum the Sunday of Indian Market (8/18) for a FREE run through the arroyo south of Museum Hill. Onsite registration will begin at 8:30am with the run/walk beginning at 9:30am. SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market: the original market, located downtown, near and on the plaza. Check out the plaza stage for various performances all weekend long. Also get a guide when you arrive to locate your favorite artists and plan your route. 8am-5pm
  15. IAIA Student & Recent Graduate Art Market @ MoCNA: held at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Portal during SWAIA – Santa Fe Indian Market weekend. 8am-5pm. **I personally recommend this one, the IAIA artists always have interesting and new art (and sometimes more affordable prices)**
  16. NdN Market 5k @ the Wheelright Museum:
  17. INDIAN MARKET: EDGE (IM: EDGE) “Honoring the Strength and Resilience of Native Women” @ Convention Center: a curated, gallery-type show and sale. IM: EDGE offers another glimpse into the fine art that Natives are producing. IM: EDGE has not changed the identity of the Santa Fe Indian Market, has enhanced the scope, and offers our community a chance to highlight new forms and narratives. 9am-5pm.
  18. SWAIA Native American Clothing Contest: The contest includes categories for traditional and contemporary Native fashions; featuring children and adult participants with award prizes in a variety of categories. on the Plaza, arrive EARLY for a seat. 9am-12pm. **personal note: this event is loooong and if you don’t have a seat, it’s hot. so either get there early, or show up right at the end to get a quick look at all the designs off-stage when everyone is taking pictures**
  19. OXDX Presents: OFF-MARKET The Official Unofficial Underground Market @ 137 W San Francisco St: basement level storefront that faces San Francisco St near the Plaza in Santa Fe. Enjoy pop-up shopping featuring OXDX, Winston Paul, Quw’utsun’ Made, Trickster Company, Kreations by Kris, Molina Parker, D.Daye Hunter, Ty Nez Jewelry, Jermatik’s Custom Kicks, and Obsidian Collective. 10am-6pm. **I personally recommend this one, gonna be good, check it out!**
  20. Ancestral Ink: A Symposium Honoring Indigenous Tattoo Tradition @ Santa Fe Art Institute: brings together Indigenous tattoo practitioners and cultural bearers from the Pacific and North America who are the forerunners in the revival of traditional cultural practices, providing an informative, engaging and inspiring forum that celebrates the resurgence and resilience of Indigenous peoples and traditional tattooing practices. 10am-4pm.
  21. Joy Harjo-Reading & Reception @ MoCNA: reading and performance by Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek Nation), the first Native American to be appointed United States Poet Laureate. Harjo’s publications will be on sale at the event. 1-3pm.
    **FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN UNITED STATES POET LAUREATE!!!!**
  22. Native Entrepreneurs & Artists Panel @ MoCNA: panel discussion between innovative and groundbreaking Native business owners. The panel will include Angelo McHorse (Taos Pueblo) who owns the body care company Bison Star Naturals along with his wife Jacquelene McHorse. 3:30pm.
  23. Indian Market Haute Couture Fashion Show: The Haute Couture Fashion Show highlights Native designers who push the creative exploration of original and unique fashion inspired by their diverse backgrounds. The show is an innovated expression of fashion, design and art. 4-5pm. **I personally recommending this one but make sure to get tickets ASAP bc it always sells out**
  24. First Annual Grand Exit @ Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery: Performances by Def-i, Sage Cornelius, Nataanii Means, River Yvhikv, Liv The Artist, Yaz Like Jaws, Macchiato Music, NUH UH, & special guests. Live art by Randy L Barton. Pop-Up Booth by Obsidian Collective Quick Sketch, flyer, & pop-up booth by Chad L Yellowjohn (Lil Coyote). 8pm-12am.
  25. Indian Market Weekend Finale with Innastate @ Boxcar: Part of the Sunday Night Summer Music Series, music kicks of at 8:30 p.m. Indigenous reggae music, straight from the desert southwest! Innastate brings a positive, high-energy approach to contemporary reggae music. 8:30pm-12am.indigneous medicine market with farmers, seed keepers and herbalists. Grownup Navajo & IGG’s Sáani’s closet will also host a community clothing swap.SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market: the original market, located downtown, near and on the plaza. Check out the plaza stage for various performances all weekend long. Also get a guide when you arrive to locate your favorite artists and plan your route. 8am-5pm
  26. IAIA Student & Recent Graduate Art Market @ MoCNA: held at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Portal during SWAIA – Santa Fe Indian Market weekend. 8am-5pm. **I personally recommend this one, the IAIA artists always have interesting and new art (and sometimes more affordable prices)**
  27. Nourish the Matriarchy:
  28. NdN Market 5k @ the Wheelright Museum: join Wings of America at the Wheelwright Museum for a FREE run through the arroyo south of Museum Hill. Onsite registration will begin at 8:30am with the run/walk beginning at 9:30am.
  29. INDIAN MARKET: EDGE (IM: EDGE) “Honoring the Strength and Resilience of Native Women” @ Convention Center: a curated, gallery-type show and sale. IM: EDGE offers another glimpse into the fine art that Natives are producing. IM: EDGE has not changed the identity of the Santa Fe Indian Market, has enhanced the scope, and offers our community a chance to highlight new forms and narratives. 9am-5pm.
  30. SWAIA Native American Clothing Contest: The contest includes categories for traditional and contemporary Native fashions; featuring children and adult participants with award prizes in a variety of categories. on the Plaza, arrive EARLY for a seat. 9am-12pm. **personal note: this event is loooong and if you don’t have a seat, it’s hot. so either get there early, or show up right at the end to get a quick look at all the designs off-stage when everyone is taking pictures**
  31. OXDX Presents: OFF-MARKET The Official Unofficial Underground Market @ 137 W San Francisco St: basement level storefront that faces San Francisco St near the Plaza in Santa Fe. Enjoy pop-up shopping featuring OXDX, Winston Paul, Quw’utsun’ Made, Trickster Company, Kreations by Kris, Molina Parker, D.Daye Hunter, Ty Nez Jewelry, Jermatik’s Custom Kicks, and Obsidian Collective. 10am-6pm. **I personally recommend this one, gonna be good, check it out!**
  32. Ancestral Ink: A Symposium Honoring Indigenous Tattoo Tradition @ Santa Fe Art Institute: brings together Indigenous tattoo practitioners and cultural bearers from the Pacific and North America who are the forerunners in the revival of traditional cultural practices, providing an informative, engaging and inspiring forum that celebrates the resurgence and resilience of Indigenous peoples and traditional tattooing practices. 10am-4pm.
  33. Joy Harjo-Reading & Reception @ MoCNA: reading and performance by Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek Nation), the first Native American to be appointed United States Poet Laureate. Harjo’s publications will be on sale at the event. 1-3pm.
    **FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN UNITED STATES POET LAUREATE!!!!**
  34. Native Entrepreneurs & Artists Panel @ MoCNA: panel discussion between innovative and groundbreaking Native business owners. The panel will include Angelo McHorse (Taos Pueblo) who owns the body care company Bison Star Naturals along with his wife Jacquelene McHorse. 3:30pm.
  35. Indian Market Haute Couture Fashion Show: The Haute Couture Fashion Show highlights Native designers who push the creative exploration of original and unique fashion inspired by their diverse backgrounds. The show is an innovated expression of fashion, design and art. 4-5pm. **I personally recommending this one but make sure to get tickets ASAP bc it always sells out**
  36. Wings of America Presents: The Great Turtle Talks @ Hotel Santa Fe: Indigenous Perspectives on a world that demands change for survival featuring Oren Lyons, Roxanne Swentzell, Joy Harjo, and Dustin Martin. 5pm.
  37. First Annual Grand Exit @ Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery: Performances by Def-i, Sage Cornelius, Nataanii Means, River Yvhikv, Liv The Artist, Yaz Like Jaws, Macchiato Music, NUH UH, & special guests. Live art by Randy L Barton. Pop-Up Booth by Obsidian Collective Quick Sketch, flyer, & pop-up booth by Chad L Yellowjohn (Lil Coyote). 8pm-12am.
  38. Indian Market Weekend Finale with Innastate @ Boxcar: Part of the Sunday Night Summer Music Series, music kicks of at 8:30 p.m. Indigenous reggae music, straight from the desert southwest! Innastate brings a positive, high-energy approach to contemporary reggae music. 8:30pm-12am.join Wings of America at the Wheelwright Museum the Sunday of Indian Market (8/18) for a FREE run through the arroyo south of Museum Hill. Onsite registration will begin at 8:30am with the run/walk beginning at 9:30am. SWAIA Santa Fe Indian Market: the original market, located downtown, near and on the plaza. Check out the plaza stage for various performances all weekend long. Also get a guide when you arrive to locate your favorite artists and plan your route. 8am-5pm
  39. IAIA Student & Recent Graduate Art Market @ MoCNA: held at the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Portal during SWAIA – Santa Fe Indian Market weekend. 8am-5pm. **I personally recommend this one, the IAIA artists always have interesting and new art (and sometimes more affordable prices)**
  40. NdN Market 5k @ the Wheelright Museum:
  41. INDIAN MARKET: EDGE (IM: EDGE) “Honoring the Strength and Resilience of Native Women” @ Convention Center: a curated, gallery-type show and sale. IM: EDGE offers another glimpse into the fine art that Natives are producing. IM: EDGE has not changed the identity of the Santa Fe Indian Market, has enhanced the scope, and offers our community a chance to highlight new forms and narratives. 9am-5pm.
  42. SWAIA Native American Clothing Contest: The contest includes categories for traditional and contemporary Native fashions; featuring children and adult participants with award prizes in a variety of categories. on the Plaza, arrive EARLY for a seat. 9am-12pm. **personal note: this event is loooong and if you don’t have a seat, it’s hot. so either get there early, or show up right at the end to get a quick look at all the designs off-stage when everyone is taking pictures**
  43. OXDX Presents: OFF-MARKET The Official Unofficial Underground Market @ 137 W San Francisco St: basement level storefront that faces San Francisco St near the Plaza in Santa Fe. Enjoy pop-up shopping featuring OXDX, Winston Paul, Quw’utsun’ Made, Trickster Company, Kreations by Kris, Molina Parker, D.Daye Hunter, Ty Nez Jewelry, Jermatik’s Custom Kicks, and Obsidian Collective. 10am-6pm. **I personally recommend this one, gonna be good, check it out!**
  44. Ancestral Ink: A Symposium Honoring Indigenous Tattoo Tradition @ Santa Fe Art Institute: brings together Indigenous tattoo practitioners and cultural bearers from the Pacific and North America who are the forerunners in the revival of traditional cultural practices, providing an informative, engaging and inspiring forum that celebrates the resurgence and resilience of Indigenous peoples and traditional tattooing practices. 10am-4pm.
  45. Joy Harjo-Reading & Reception @ MoCNA: reading and performance by Joy Harjo (Muscogee Creek Nation), the first Native American to be appointed United States Poet Laureate. Harjo’s publications will be on sale at the event. 1-3pm.
    **FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN UNITED STATES POET LAUREATE!!!!**
  46. Native Entrepreneurs & Artists Panel @ MoCNA: panel discussion between innovative and groundbreaking Native business owners. The panel will include Angelo McHorse (Taos Pueblo) who owns the body care company Bison Star Naturals along with his wife Jacquelene McHorse. 3:30pm.
  47. Indian Market Haute Couture Fashion Show: The Haute Couture Fashion Show highlights Native designers who push the creative exploration of original and unique fashion inspired by their diverse backgrounds. The show is an innovated expression of fashion, design and art. 4-5pm. **I personally recommending this one but make sure to get tickets ASAP bc it always sells out**
  48. First Annual Grand Exit @ Tumbleroot Brewery & Distillery: Performances by Def-i, Sage Cornelius, Nataanii Means, River Yvhikv, Liv The Artist, Yaz Like Jaws, Macchiato Music, NUH UH, & special guests. Live art by Randy L Barton. Pop-Up Booth by Obsidian Collective Quick Sketch, flyer, & pop-up booth by Chad L Yellowjohn (Lil Coyote). 8pm-12am.
  49. Indian Market Weekend Finale with Innastate @ Boxcar: Part of the Sunday Night Summer Music Series, music kicks of at 8:30 p.m. Indigenous reggae music, straight from the desert southwest! Innastate brings a positive, high-energy approach to contemporary reggae music. 8:30pm-12am.

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