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The world’s most renowned Native American arts show, the Santa Fe Indian Market, will take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on August 21 – 22, 2021. This event brings the artwork of over 600 of the most talented Native American artists from across the United States and Canada to the Santa Fe Plaza. The Santa Fe Indian market offers a unique opportunity for visitors to buy art directly from the artists themselves. Organized by SWAIA, Southwestern Association for Indian … Read More
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