Under Santa Fe Skies

by Susan Tungate

Indian Market Week in Santa Fe

A reader asked me when Indian Market is held. Perfect timing. Welcome to Indian Market week in Santa Fe,  when life hits its yearly loud, crowded, colorful and even fragrant crescendo. The Opera is presenting “Carmen.”  The Santa Fe Bandstand on the Plaza will be rock ‘n’ rolling.

The flowers are in perfect full bloom.

Vegetables bountiful.

Chiles are roasting. The smell of roasting chiles at the Farmers Market woke me up with a smile last Saturday.

The hotels and restaurants are as crowded as they will be in 2014 as people gather for this week of shows and openings on Canyon Road, the Plaza and the Railyard. Dealers and galleries from all over the country will be in attendance for the Antique American Indian Art Show Santa Fe held at El Museo Cultural in the Railyard from opening night on Tuesday, August 19, through Thursday, August 21.

The eighty-second annual Indian Market organized by SWAIA  arrives this weekend on the Plaza with over 1,000 artists exhibiting and a whole lot of good food. The inaugural Indigenous Fine Art Market will be held outside at the Railyard this Thursday through Sunday.

That’s it in a nutshell. Have further questions? Please drop me a note.

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