August 17th - 21st
Toh-Atin Gallery will be in Santa Fe, Wednesday through Sunday, and will be showing the largest selection of Navajo weaving in town! We will also be featuring free lectures on Native jewelry and weaving!
It’s the biggest week in American Indian art as thousands of artists, dealers, collectors, museum directors, art lovers and more than a few crazy people, descend on this Northern New Mexico town!
Since 1922, the Indian Market has taken over downtown Santa Fe, first with booths around the square and, as the event grew, now encompassing most of the streets in the downtown area. It is one of the largest art fairs in the United States and is really something you have to see if you have any interest at all in American Indian art and culture.
In addition to over 1000 artists showing on Saturday and Sunday, August 20th and 21st, there is a second Indigenous Art Market being held in the Rail Yard area of the city, August 18th,19th and 20th.Toh-Atin Gallery annually teams up with the Waddell Trading Company, from Scottsdale, to present a great show of Navajo weaving, classic Indian paintings, collectible Indian jewelry and other treasures in the
Zuni Ballroom at the Inn at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail.
We kick it off Wednesday, August 17, from 5 until 8 pm with our opening reception.
We will then be open the rest of the week: Thursday through Sunday, 10 am until 6 pm daily.
On Thursday and Friday, Jackson Clark, owner of Toh-Atin Gallery, and Gene Waddell, owner of Waddell Trading Company, will give one hour talks at 2 pm and 3 pm.
Clark and Waddell will be sharing stories about the weavers, silversmiths and other artists they have had the pleasure of knowing and working with during their lives in the Indian art business. Between the two of them, they have spent nearly a century learning from, and working with, some of the finest artists in the business. Their talks are a combination of history, legend, experience and tales you might or might not believe!
Clark talks at 2 pm on Thursday and 3 pm on Friday.
Waddell will speak at 3 pm on Thursday and 2 pm on Friday.
The best guide to all of the entertainment and excitement in Santa Fe this week is the Santa Fe New Mexican’s online magazine Pasatiempo.
If you are in Santa Fe and need to get in touch with Jackson, the number to call him on is (970) 946-0882.
Or call Ed at (970) 946-7558
or Antonia at (970) 749-5345.
Please join us and enjoy this celebration of American Indian creativity!
See you in Santa Fe, next week!
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