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An Evening of Community
Celebrating “Indigenous Modern” in Santa Fe

Hosted by Inspired Living Design

Event Location:
343 W. Manhattan Ave., Santa Fe

July 7, 2022
VIP Reception & Shopping (RSVP required): 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Public Event: 6:30 – 9 p.m.

The International Folk Art Market (IFAM) is one of the most exciting, and certainly one of the most international, events hosted in Santa Fe. Along with the shopping and mingling that happens at the market itself, there are other related activities around Santa Fe you can enjoy.

Inspired Living Design Group (ILD), as an official sponsor and community supporter of the International Folk Art Alliance, will host an evening of celebration honoring Santa Fe’s International community of artisans and designers, collectors, and connoisseurs. Food and refreshments will be served under a magnificently appliquéd tent recently delivered to Santa Fe from International Folk Art Market (IFAM) exhibitor the Tentmakers of Cairo. Carved folk birds

Other participating artisans come from Argentina, Brazil, and Colombia. New Mexican creatives like Loren Aragon (textiles and clothing) and Jonathan Juanico (graphic designer) from Acoma Pueblo will also be part of this event. IAIA, the Institute of American Indian Arts, has also been invited to collaborate to share local Indigenous works of art within this international gathering.

ILD, which lays claim to being the originator of the design esthetic “Indigenous Modern,” has melded contemporary furniture with tribal craftsmanship from around the world.  The evening will feature an exhibition of designer collections curated by the ILD Design Team bringing furniture from Brazil, pillows from Mexico, plus ILD’s custom creative lamp interpretations from the Zenú and Werrengue peoples of Colombia.

The IFAM VIP reception and private shopping opportunity are scheduled from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Libations are courtesy of Santa Fe Spirits; edibles are graciously provided by La Boca and Jambo Restaurants. A salsa dance presentation will be featured.

The evening of world music will continue with DJ “Dynamite Sol” spinning, creating an evening of dancing under the stars. A local African dance and drum troupe will be sharing their talents as a highlight of this celebration during the International Folk Art Market.

RSVP to 505-333-9096 to attend. RVSP is required to join the VIP guest invitation list.

This article was posted by Cheryl Fallstead

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