Santa Fe Indian Market | August 21 – 22, 2021 |

2021 Indian Market Artist Directory & Booth Locator Map

Enjoy this virtual edition of the guide! Click the double-pointed arrows to view a fullscreen version of the guide, then flip through the pages.

Santa Fe Indian Market | August 20 – 21, 2022 | 100th Market

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One of Santa Fe’s most iconic and popular events is one that pays tribute to the Indigenous people of the United States and Canada. The Santa Fe Indian Market provides a spectacular opportunity for Native American artists to exhibit and sell their art over the two days of the market on and around the Santa Fe Plaza. Organized by SWAIA, Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, this event draws thousands of collectors to Santa Fe to stroll the booths, speak with the artists, and perhaps take home something special.

Since 1922, Santa Fe Indian Market has been North America’s largest and most important juried Indigenous art market. Originally focused on the Indigenous art of the Southwest, the market has expanded its reach over the years to include Indigenous artists from all regions of the United States and Canada.

SWAIA will also present its first-ever Art Indigenous: a contemporary art show featuring sculpture, painting, photography, installation, and performance from worldwide galleries exhibiting Indigenous artists from the United States and Canada. The four-day art show will be held at Santa Fe’s El Museo Cultural, located in Santa Fe’s Railyard Arts District. The show will commence with a VIP opening night party on Thursday, August 18.

The Santa Fe Indian Market, begun as a weekend art market, has grown into an Indigenous art mecca adopted by Santa Fe’s top galleries and cultural institutions. “2022 will be like none other for Indigenous art collectors and visitors to Santa Fe. The City of Santa Fe is embracing our centennial and many of the leading galleries and institutions are producing Indigenous-themed content and producing shows by top Indigenous artists throughout the year,” said SWAIA’s executive director Kim Peone (Colville Confederated Tribes/Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians).

Check back often for updates about this year’s Indian Market, including a digital version of the official Indian Market Artists Directory & Booth Locator Map (you can see the 2021 version above), which will feature articles to help deepen your knowledge of Native American art and help you navigate this year’s market.



Indian Market 2022 Private Preview & Artist Reception
By invitation only


Art Indigenous Opening Night Preview
Located at the El Museo de Cultural
6 – 10 p.m.
Art Indigenous Santa Fe, a cutting-edge Contemporary North American Indigenous Art Fair, will debut in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Thursday, August 18, through Sunday August 21, 2022. The new gallery focused art show will be directed and produced by Kim Martindale for the Southwestern Association for Indian Arts.


Best of Show Ceremony and Luncheon | 12 – 2:30 p.m.
This exclusive, members-only event celebrates the top award-winning artists of the year. The event begins with the awards ceremony, followed by a luncheon for the best of show and best of classification winners, their guests, and SWAIA ticket holders. It is also an opportunity to be among the first to see this year’s award-winning artwork.

Members Only: Sneak Peek of Award-Winning Art + Silent Auction
SWAIA Members get an early sneak preview of the year’s award-winning art.

General Preview of Award-Winning Art + Silent Auction
The General Preview offers yet another opportunity to preview the Best of Show and Best of Classification artwork ahead of the weekend market. The General Preview is the public’s first chance to see Indian Market 2022 artwork and takes place immediately after the Sneak Peak event. 

NEW in 2021: The Best of Show Silent Auction
Friday’s Best of Show Silent Auction is sponsored by Bob and JoAnn Balzer.
This year, SWAIA is adding a new auction opportunity for artists and visitors. Artists may choose to enter work submitted for the Best of Show judging into an online silent auction. Bidding starts at the fair market value as determined by the artist. Bidding will start 4:30 p.m. after the “Best of” Ceremony and close promptly at 6:30 p.m. Online bidding will be open to collectors from throughout the world at

Saturday, August 20

100th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market on the Plaza
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Plaza Entertainment
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Indian Market Gala Reception/Shiny Drop Centennial Party, Fashion Show and Auctions
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Sunday, August 21st

100th Annual Santa Fe Indian Market on the Plaza
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Plaza Entertainment
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

V.I.P. Indigenous Fashion Show Pre-Party
Time To Be Determined

Indigenous Fashion Show
Time To Be Determined

Indigenous Fashion Trunk Show
Time To Be Determined

About SWAIA:

The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) is a non-profit organization supporting Native American arts and culture. It creates economic and cultural opportunities for Native American artists by producing and promoting the Santa Fe Indian Market, the biggest and most prestigious Indian art event in the world since 1922; cultivating excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms; and developing programs and events that support, promote, and honor Native artists year-round. 


This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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