The 400 plus year history of Hispanic culture and art in the State of New Mexico is making its way once again to the downtown Santa Fe Plaza when the 61st Traditional Spanish Market comes to town on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29. The long time event is well attended and loved by both locals and visitors. It features handmade traditional art made by 350 plus Hispanic craftsman and artisans, plus there will be live dance, music, demonstrations and foods from the region available to attendees during the entire two day event.
This event, the Traditional Spanish Market, is the biggest and longest juried Spanish Market, in the U.S., and it brings 70,000 plus people, including both collectors and visitors from all over the planet. For 61 years now during the month of July the Market has showcased 350 plus artisans and craftsman that are at the event to sell, exhibit and discuss/share their rich culture with people attending the event. The entire event takes place on the historic Santa Fe Plaza, which is encompassed by places to eat, places to shop and wonderful museums, some of which have been in existence for over 70 years. The 2012 Traditional Spanish Market is the pinnacle event of the annual week-long festival of the culture, heritage, art, dance, food and music of the Hispanic community that has been part of New Mexico for over 400 years. People are encourage to come to the Santa Fe Plaza and greet and meet all the artists and their loved ones as they celebrate their Hispanic history and heritage.