Shopping for the holidays gets a huge boost every winter when The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) hosts its annual Winter Indian Market. Over 150 indigenous vendors, representing artwork from SWAIA’s ten juried classifications, set up shop indoors, along with musical and dance performances, an in-person silent auction, raffles, delicious food and more throughout the weekend. The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts’ Winter Indian Market takes place at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, November 25 – 26, 2023.
“We are so thrilled to be returning to the Santa Fe Convention Center for this year’s Winter Indian Market,” said Jamie Schulze, SWAIA’s executive director. “Winter Market includes so many sublimely talented SWAIA artists and is a great opportunity to get your holiday shopping started.”
What Is The SWAIA Winter Indian Market?
The Winter Indian Market is not only a great place to shop for the holidays, but to get in touch with those deep American roots that have been ignored for far too long. In addition to providing a showcase for the best traditional and contemporary Indigenous arts in the world today, it also features an in-person silent auction and a benefit raffle to support SWAIA’s mission. SWAIA creates economic and cultural opportunities for Native North American artists by producing and promoting not only Santa Fe’s renowned Indian Markets – cultivating excellence and innovation across traditional and non-traditional art forms – but by developing programs and events that support, promote, and honor Native artists year-round. Online bidding will begin on Saturday, November 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., and on Sunday, November 26, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Attendees are encouraged to donate a present for SWAIA’s annual holiday gift drive. This year, SWAIA is partnering with the Santa Fe Public Schools – Native American Student Services pre-k through 12th grade – and is requesting new toys and games. Please wrap gifts and label the appropriate age for each item. A designated SWAIA staff member will receive donations on both Saturday and Sunday, during market hours.
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.
The 2023 SWAIA Winter Indian Market is open Saturday, November 25, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, November 26, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 per day, or $25 for both days. Get yours now. For more information, visit the website.