Things To Do During Indian Market | 2022 Indian Market Week Around Town Events |
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In addition to the SWAIA Indian Market Events, many museums, art galleries, and other venues all around Santa Fe are having events for Indian Market, too! Here is what is going on around town during the 2022 Indian Market.

Albuquerque Museum

Performance: Chatter
On the third Thursday of each month, Albuquerque Museum is “Live After 5” with free admission, music, special programs, and more! At 6 p.m., Chatter (Albuquerque’s local chamber music collective) performs music related to the exhibitions Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche and Wit, Humor, and Satire. You can also enjoy yoga, make-and-take art, and guided exhibition tours throughout the evening.
Thursday, August 18, 5 – 8:30 p.m.

Exhibitions on view include Traitor, Survivor, Icon: The Legacy of La Malinche, and Between Two Worlds: The Photography of Lee Marmon.
Tuesdays – Sundays, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

2000 Mountain Road NW, Albuquerque

Andrea Fisher Fine Pottery

Mega Miniature Madness exhibit
August 5 – 31

Richard Zane Smith: New Works and Demonstration
Friday, August 19, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Best of the Best Parade of the Artists
Friday, August 19, 5:30 p.m.

100 W. San Francisco St.

Blue Rain Gallery

Annual Celebration of Native American Art Group Exhibition
Thursday, August 18, 5 – 8 p.m.

Preston Singletary Artist Reception
Friday, August 19, 5 – 8 p.m.
544 South Guadalupe St.

Painting Demonstration with Hyrum Joe
Thursday, August 18, and Friday, August 19
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Glass Blowing Demonstrations with Preston Singletary and Dan Friday
Friday, August 19, and Saturday, August 20
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Painting Demonstration with Helen K. Tindel
Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino

Poeh Cultural Center’s Pathways: Indigenous Arts Festival
Visit with more than 400 artists while shopping for jewelry, pottery, sculpture, paintings, beadwork, and apparel. Native food vendors will offer fresh flavors and traditional recipes. Participate in youth activities, art demonstrations, film screenings, artist panels, and the Pueblo Fashion Showcase.
Free to attend.
August 19 – 21, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (4 p.m. on Sunday)

30 Buffalo Thunder Trail

Cara Romero Photography Studio & Gallery Grand Opening

Join the celebration and grand opening of Cara Romero Photography’s new studio and gallery in the heart of downtown Santa Fe. The gallery will be filled with large-scale sneak previews of her newest work for Santa Fe Indian Market and other all-time favorites. Come enjoy music, refreshments, and contemporary Native art in the first Native-woman-owned gallery in Santa Fe!
Thursday, August 18, 4 – 8 p.m.

333 Montezuma Ave., No. 5

Form & Concept

Exhibit: Kristin Gentry
Kristin Gentry is passionate about using her art to create different ways to preserve her traditional Southeastern tribal culture of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. She uses her art to educate and restore the beauty of her people’s journey to where they are as Chahta Okla, The Choctaw People, today. Through her art, she finds her Indian identity as a Chahta ohoyo, Choctaw woman, and ishki, mother. She understands that her cultural art is necessary for the future of her daughter and her people.
Ongoing exhibit

435 S. Guadalupe St.

Glenn Green Galleries + Sculpture Garden

Indian Market Exhibit
Exhibit of paintings, sculpture, and jewelry by luminaries Allan Houser (Apache), Melanie A. Yazzie (Navajo), and Brenda Kingery (Chickasaw).
Wednesday – Sunday, August 17 – 21
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Indian Market Event with Brenda Kingery
Join us at the gallery for an artist talk by Brenda Kingery and exhibit of new paintings on canvas and paper. Space is limited, so call 505-820-0008 to reserve your spot.
Wednesday, August 17
10:30 a.m.

136 Tesuque Village Rd.

Haciendas: A Parade of Homes

Experience the stellar work of area builders and join the 30th annual Haciendas for an immersive Santa Fe-style experience. Witness both cutting-edge design and old-world craftsmanship handed down through generations, not to mention the innovative use of materials that continues to make Santa Fe architecture and design famous.
Friday – Sunday, August 12 – 14 and August 19 – 21
Parade route is available on 

Hecho Gallery

On View: Daniel McCoy: Lucid Landscapes for the Southwestern Dreamer
McCoy’s (Creek/Potawatomi) work has been described as abstract expressionism, Low-Rez, Lowbrow, and Pop Surrealism — but McCoy says he’s thankful that none of those characterizations have stuck with him. “I am attempting to create something new,” he says. “I am attempting to show my fondness for New Mexico and its school of art. It is a lifelong dedication that I have to the painting — hopefully my art will outlast any labels.”

Indian Market Preview
Internationally recognized, award-winning jeweler Robin Waynee (Chippewa)
Thursday, August 18
5 – 7 p.m.

129 West Place Ave.

Hilton Hotel

Sunwest Silver Co. Exhibit and Sale
Celebrate the romance of New Mexico. This family business has been a trusted trader in the Southwest since 1972, specializing in historical and contemporary styles of handmade jewelry, pottery, paintings, kachina dolls, art, and sculpture.
Wednesday – Sunday, August 17 – 21
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

100 Sandoval St.

Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe

The House of Stamps Exhibit
Friday – Sunday, August 19 – 21

125 Washington Ave.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Allan Houser Art Park

Opening Reception: Summer 2022 Exhibition
Opening reception of the 2022 summer/fall exhibitions: Art of Indigenous Fashion, Athena LaTocha:Mesabi Redux, and Martillineal: Legacies of Our Mothers.
Friday, August 19
5 – 7 p.m.

Matrilineal: A Fife Family Discussion
Join MoCNA for a panel discussion with guest curator Laura Clark (Mvskoke Creek Nation) and artists from the exhibition.
Saturday, August 20
9 – 10 a.m.

Words of the People and Abalone Mountain Press present Yoo’to Beaded Water Reading
The Beaded Water Reading will be poets, authors, and creatives coming together to read their work and celebrate Indigenous poetry.
Saturday, August 20
2:30 – 5 p.m.

108 Cathedral Pl.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Helen Hardin Media Gallery

Making History: Premiere and panel discussion with Reel Indian Pictures filmmakers, Ramona Emerson, and Kelly Byars
Making History explores IAIA and MoCNA through the eyes of ten IAIA alumni who have made huge contributions to their villages, communities, and the world at large.
Saturday, August 20,
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

108 Cathedral Place

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Museum Portal

IAIA Student and Recent Graduate Art Market
IAIA recent graduates will be showing work in this year’s Art Market and proceeds from booth fees will go to the Academy for Technology and the Classics’ Native American Club.
Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

108 Cathedral Pl. under the museum’s portal

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, North Gallery

Gallery tour with Matrilineal guest curator Laura Clark (Mvskoke Creek Nation)
Saturday, August 20
10 – 11 a.m.

108 Cathedral Pl.

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Store, Lloyd Kiva New Gallery

Alumni Artist Showcase
Friday, August 19
all-day event

Student Designer Pop-Up Shop with Jontay Kahm
Friday – Sunday, August 19 – 21
all-day event

IAIA Alumni Event: Shutter reading and book signing with Ramona Emerson (Diné)
Equal parts gripping crime thriller, supernatural horror, and a poignant portrayal of coming of age on the reservation, Shutter is set in New Mexico’s Navajo Nation. This reading and book signing with author Ramona Emerson gives readers a chance to interact with the women behind the words.
Saturday, August 20
1:30 – 3 p.m.

IAIA Alumni Event
Reading and talk with T’cha-Mi’iko Cosgrove (My Visions — Inside and Out) and Brian Lush (Roger’s War)
Sunday, August 21

T’cha-Mi’iko Cosgrove: 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Brian Lush:  1 – 2:20 p.m.

Printmaking demonstrations with IAIA Alumni Adam Billie (screenprinting).
Sunday, August 21

108 Cathedral Pl.

Kenneth Johnson Studio

Visit the downtown studio of designer, bronze sculptor, and jeweler Kenneth Johnson (Mvskoke/Seminole). Come by and enjoy a great visit and conversation.
Thursday, August 18
4 – 7 p.m.

135 W. Water St.

Keshi, The Zuni Connection

Artist reception: Kateri Quandelacy Sanchez and Sandra Quandelacy
Exhibit and sale of Zuni fetish carvings. All proceeds go directly to the artists.
Friday, August 19
3 – 6 p.m.

Artist reception: Anthony Gchachu
Exhibit and sale of paintings. All proceeds go directly to the artist.
Saturday, August 20, and Sunday, August 21
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Artist reception: Octavius and Irma Seowtewa Exhibit and sale of traditional Zuni jewelry.
All proceeds go directly to the artists.
Saturday, August 20
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

227 Don Gaspar

La Fonda On the Plaza

Federico: Jewelry exhibit and sale
Tuesday – Sunday, August 16 – 21

IAIA Making History 2022 Scholarship Event
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) celebrates its 60th anniversary and the 50th year of the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
(MoCNA) with this online auction and event to raise critically needed funds for IAIA’s talented students. The online auction opens Monday, August 8, at 10 a.m. and closes Wednesday, August 17, at 11:30 p.m. at
Wednesday, August 17
8 – 9 p.m

100 E. San Francisco St.

LewAllen Galleries

Indian Market Weekend Reception
Join LewAllen Galleries for a reception of the current exhibitions on view: Jivan Lee (July 22–August 22), John Nieto (July 22–August 22), William Shepherd (July 29–August 27)
Friday, August 19
5 – 7 p.m.

1613 Paseo de Peralta

Manitou Galleries

Indian Market Open House
This exhibit features Diné artists such as Arland Ben, Jennifer Curtis, Harrison Jim, and B Tom.
Thursday, August 18, and Friday, August 19
5 – 7 p.m.

J.D. Challenger: Stories of the Ancestors
This artist focus event will highlight J.D. Challenger and his magnificent paintings.
Opening reception: Thursday, August 18, 5 – 7 p.m. On view: August 18 – 29

Oreland Joe: Healers & Medicine People
Premiering 20 new works of paintings and stone and bronze sculptures.
Opening reception: Friday, August 19, 5 – 7 p.m.
On view: August 19 – 29

123 West Place Ave.

New Mexico History Museum

Honoring Tradition + Innovation Exhibit
This exhibit highlights 100 years of Santa Fe’s Indian Market through more than 200 works of art, historical and contemporary photographs, and interviews with artists and collectors.
Opens August 7

113 Lincoln Ave.

Niman Fine Art

Presenting New Work by Dan, Arlo, and Michael Namingha
Dan Namingha (Tewa-Hopi) has been showing professionally as an artist for more than 40 years and has earned international acclaim. His works command unwavering respect for the earth and spirit of his ancestry, the beautiful heritage that is the heart of his creativity. Arlo is Dan’s eldest son. An internationally known, award-winning artist in his own right, Arlo’s work not only reflects the figurative aspect of his native people, but also the ideas of scenery, landscape, and symbolism. Michael is a visual artist with a spare contemporary aesthetic. He works in the medium of digital inkjet images on canvas and paper and numerous types of installations.
Monday – Saturday
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

125 Lincoln Ave., Suite 116

Nordwall Gallery and Studio

Annual Indian Market Exhibition and Artist Reception
This exhibition features Raymond Nordwall (Pawnee/Ojibwe) introducing watercolors on vintage maps, oils, and mixed media.
Friday, August 19
5 – 7 p.m.

618 Canyon Rd. #B

Palace Jewelers

Annual Indian Market Exhibition
Browse contemporary works by 30 Native artists and historical works by 10 Indigenous artists.
August 19 – 22

123 W. Palace Ave.


Indigenous Ways Festival
Headline performer at the August 17th Indigenous Ways Festival is legendary musician, Keith Secola. Dubbed by critics “the Neil Young of the Native rock world” and “the Native Bruce Springsteen,” Keith Secola (Ojibwe) achieved rockstar status for his Native anthem “NDN Kars.” Opening for Keith is the mesmerizing heavy metal musician, Sage Bond. This young, incredibly powerful singer is an icon for youth battling depression and anxiety through music. Get ready to be inspired by hoop dancing demonstrations from the Pueblo of Pojoaque Youth Hoop Dancers. Acclaimed Traditional Navajo weaver, Dennis Long will demonstrate the basics of Native weaving.
Wednesday, August 17
4 – 7 p.m.

740 Cerrillos Rd.

Ralph T. Coe Center for the Arts

Giving Growth Installation Opening
The opening event with Eliza Naranjo Morse and Jamison Chas Banks is the culmination of a months-long community art project centered on growing plants and relationships. The event is free and open to the public and will include food, music, a visit from the Axle Contemporary mobile art gallery, and immersive artworks.
Thursday, August 18
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

1590-B Pacheco St.

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi Library

Waddell Gallery Jewelry Show & Sale
This jewelry show and sale features handmade Native jewelry featuring Indigenous artists including Charles Loloma, Lee Yazzie, Richard Chavez, Vernon Haskie, and many more.
Wednesday – Sunday, August 17 – 21
10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Special opening: Thursday, August 18, 4 – 7 p.m.

113 Washington Ave.

Santa Fe Community Convention Center

Whitehawk Antique Indian & Ethnographic Art Show In 2022
Whitehawk celebrates 44 years of bringing world-class art and the best antique Indian art and tribal art dealers from around the country to Santa Fe. The Whitehawk art show is a unique event featuring the top tier of dealers in both American Indian and ethnographic material. Collectors at every level will have more than 90 well-curated, high-quality booths for browsing, learning, and buying.

August 12, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
August 13 – August 15, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

201 W. Marcy St.

Santa Fe Opera

The Barber of Seville
Figaro, Figaro, FI-GA-RO! The Count is in love with Rosina, but how will he win her love? How will she escape the clutches of her guardian, Doctor Bartolo? With assistance from Figaro, the Barber of Seville, he will liberate her, of course! This classic comedy with playful energy springing from Rossini’s ebullient music returns in a whimsical new production by Stephen Barlow.
August 6, 10, & 20
8 p.m.

301 Opera Dr.

Santa Fe Plaza

Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series Indigenous Showcase
IAIA is sponsoring a show for the free Santa Fe Plaza Concert Series titled Indigenous Showcase featuring Indigenous bands Joe Tohonnie Jr. and the White Mountain Apache Crown Dancers, Lyla June, and Ailani.
August 15
6 – 8 p.m.

Sorrel Sky Gallery

David Yarrow Reception and Talk
Thursday, August 18, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Indian Market Group Show Reception
Friday, August 19, 5 – 7:30 p.m.

Navajo Weavings Educational Talks
Thursday, August 18, 3 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 21, 12 – 1 p.m.

Sorrel Sky Indian Market
Saturday – Sunday, August 20 – 21
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

125 W. Palace Ave.

Steve Elmore Indian Art

The Sikyatki Revival
Attend the opening reception of The Sikyatki Revival, a show and sale featuring pottery by Nampeyo, America’s first modernist artist (1856 – 1942), and her direct descendant, Hopi master potter Rachel Sahmie.
Friday, August 19
4 – 7 p.m.

839 Paseo de Peralta, Suite M

TOKo Santa Fe

Melanie Yazzie Jewelry and Scarf Exhibit
Visit TOKo’s showcase of the contemporary sterling silver jewelry and scarf designs of Navajo artist Melanie Yazzie in conjunction with Glenn Green Galleries & Sculpture Garden. Please note the artist will not be present.
Thursday, August 18, and Friday, August 19, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

101 W. Marcy St.

True West Gallery

Artist Reception and Market Opening Party
Among the many gallery artists at this reception, you will have the opportunity to meet Choctaw artist Karen Clarkson.
Karen painted the image on the cover of the current edition of the Native American Art Magazine. This edition celebrates the 100th year Santa Fe Indian Market and is the official magazine of the market. 

This is an invitation-only event, Please RSVP to [email protected] or call 505-982-0055 by August 13 to reserve your space. 

August 18, Thursday
5 – 8 p.m.

130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite F


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