Culture Vulture, July 7, 2011

- July 7, 2011

"I saw nothing but smiles and the procession of artists looked fabulous coming down the path."

What a celebration at the Railyard Park to welcome the artists of the Folk Art Market and what a perfect setting! With all the recent talk in cyberspace and articles in the paper about whether the park could handle events like the arts & crafts markets that currently crowd the Plaza during the summer, it is important that Folk Art moved this big community event to the Railyard Park.  I saw nothing but smiles and the procession of artists looked fabulous coming down the path. People picnicked on the sloping lawn and applauded as each country’s artists made their way down the path lined with Santafeans and made it to the stage to be announced and applauded by all of us. Some came in a formal procession; others danced their way across the stage, down the steps and took their place in front of the bandstand. When all had been introduced, we were all encouraged to join them and greet them personally. I have already decided what booths I need to visit during Market – I’m sure I will find some wonderful jewelry for Miss Thea, who was busy throughout the evening with her camera – as a photographer should.


More, later, on Folk Art Market and Art Santa Fe – the two extraordinary shows that share this weekend.

Happy to have Lynn Cline join us as a food blogger here at SantaFe.com. Gourmet Girl RULES!  As I commented on her Facebook announcement, “Welcome to the party”.  Although I am now sure she will remind me that I still owe her my Cheese and Onion Pie recipe.