Saturday, July 28, 2012

61st Annual Spanish Market in Santa Fe

Guests of The Hacienda Nicholas Bed & Breakfast Inn won't want to miss the 61st Annual Spanish Market, happening on the Santa Fe Plaza, just a few blocks from the inn.  This event features traditional Spanish art from over 350 local Hispanic artists, as well as music, dance and tasty foods.

The Santa Fe Spanish Market is the oldest and largest such market in the United States, and offers visitors a unique opportunity to not only view and purchase traditional handmade crafts, but to learn about the process of creating these works of art by speaking directly with the artists and their families.  On display will be paintings and carvings of saints, intricate straw appliqué work, weavings, tinwork and hand-carved furniture.  Of course the addition of Spanish music, dance and food showcases the city's Spanish culture on a myriad of levels.

If you miss the summer Spanish Market, you can see a wide array of this artwork at the Spanish Colonial Arts Museum, or plan to be in Santa Fe for the smaller Winter Spanish Market, which takes place every December - a perfect place to do your Christmas shopping!

Spanish Market, 2012
July 28 and 29
Santa Fe Plaza

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