Contemporary Hispanic Market
Contemporary Hispanic Market in Santa Fe presents more than 130 artists drawing from their Hispanic heritage and New Mexico traditions and showcasing contemporary artworks. This annual event is on the last full weekend in July and held downtown on Lincoln Avenue, just off the Santa Fe Plaza.
Founded in 1986, Contemporary Hispanic Market has a mission to provide statewide artists an opportunity to show their work and give the casual and serious collector a rare opportunity to meet and visit with some of the most respected Hispanic artists currently producing contemporary art in New Mexico. The first market took place one summer in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors with a small group of 11 free-spirited artists displaying their work, while nearby the traditional artists were on the Plaza during Traditional Spanish Market. Now, the market has grown to over 130 artists juried in 15 diverse categories. Besides the quality of their creations, artists juried into Contemporary Hispanic Market are trusted, on the honor system, to be at least one-quarter Hispanic and residents of New Mexico. This event is downtown on Lincoln Avenue, just off the Santa Fe Plaza between Palace Avenue and Federal Place. Admission is free to the public.