Santa Fe Art Trifecta in "Travel Pulse" May 28, 2013

Santa Fe Art Trifecta to Take Place in July

Destination & Tourism | May 28, 2013

 Three art events will come together in Santa Fe, N.M., as the Santa Fe Art Trifecta July 10-15. The three events — the International Folk Art Market, Art Santa Fe and Site Santa Fe — are collaborating for the first time on a single art event. The three events take place in different parts of the city.

The 10th annual International Folk Art Market, which takes place July 12-14, brings artisans from some of the most remote communities in the world to show and sell handmade works in an outdoor market on Museum Hill. The event features art, music, dance, food and traditional dress. The artists come from distant and often troubled areas of the globe. Their sales support their families, communities, and artists’ collectives.

ART Santa Fe, which takes place July 12-14, features contemporary and modern art from Europe, Asia, North America and Latin America. This event takes place at Santa Fe’s convention center. Guests can mingle with artists and gallery owners and attend demonstrations. The keynote speaker this year is Robert Wittman, a former FBI agent and author of the book “Priceless: How I went Undercover to Rescue the World’s Stolen Treasures.”

SITE Santa Fe, which opens on July 13, is known for its provocative exhibitions of contemporary art. It will take place in an industrial-style building in the Santa Fe Railyard and will feature “Enrique Martinez Celaya: The Pearl.” The Cuban-American artist, originally trained as a physicist and an artist, expresses his ideas through painting, sculpture, writing and installation.

A combined marketing strategy includes a combined ticket that will admit purchasers to all three events. The organizations also are working on developing a new event that incorporates elements of all three organizations.