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In-Person Indian Market Returns to Santa Fe This August


By Audrey Rubinstein

Santa Fe, NM — The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA), the nonprofit organization that produces the annual Santa Fe Indian Market, is pleased to announce that an in-person and ticketed Santa Fe Indian Market will be held on Saturday, August 21, and Sunday, August 22, 2021.

“After last year’s pivot and presentation of a virtual Indian Market, we are excited to welcome visitors and artists back to our beloved, 99-year-old event. We will remain flexible and creative in our planning to align with COVID-safe practices in the state, but we are confident that we will produce an event that showcases the best of Native American art and delights visitors,” said SWAIA Executive Director Kim Peone (Colville/Eastern Band Cherokee).

Santa Fe Indian Market

View of Lincoln Avenue north, past Santa Fe Indian Market

SWAIA’s 2021 event will be a hybrid—combining both the new online marketplace and a smaller curated, in-person market at 75 percent capacity of the 2019 event. This year’s event will be ticketed; visitors will be able to purchase a limited number of tickets to shop the market in time slots over the two-day event.

SWAIA Volunteers

A curator and Native artist volunteering for SWAIA’s Santa Fe Indian Market

“The health and safety of our artists and the general public remain our priority and concern. We are excited to innovate safe and creative solutions and presenting the 99th Indian Market —in addition to welcoming back many beloved events like the fashion show and our live auction.”

A schedule of events and limited tickets for the 99th Santa Fe Indian Market will be released as soon as possible on the SWAIA website.


Note: This post has been edited to reflect the correct dates for SWAIA’s 2021 Santa Fe Indian Market.



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