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Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

Friday 7/12 8:30a: The 16th annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market runs July 12-14. It will feature more than 150 master artists from 50 countries. As of 2018, the Market has generated more than $31 million in earnings for artists. That can have a tremendous impact, especially for artists from developing countries. Those earnings often support families and build infrastructure for entire communities.

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Santa Fe International Folk Art Market

The Indian art form of painting ritual designs on the floors and walls of houses, called “Madhubani” gradually moved from inside homes to the wider world on paper and canvas.

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Sidr Craft/Folk Art Alliance

The 12th annual Santa Fe International Folk Art Market takes place this weekend. More than 150 artists from around the world will be there - many of them will make the bulk of their income for the year at the market. Many artists also get intensive training and connections to international buyers to help them gain economic independence.