Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival 

~Mark you calendars for November 20-22, 2015!~


The 17th annual Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival will take place November 20-22, 2015 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.  Mark your calendars!

2015 Applications NOW AVAILABLE.  Due September 30, 2015. Download the 2015 Recycle Santa Fe Art Market Vendor Application here.

2015 Juried Art Exhibition Applications NOW AVAILABLE. Due October 23, 2015.  Download the 2015 Recycle Santa Fe Juried Art Exhibition Application here.

Thank you for helping to make the 2014 16th annual festival a huge success!  We had nearly 90 booths in the art market this year, artists from across the country participating, amazing fashion show outfits and canyon road worthy student and adult juried art exhibits.

Click here for 2014 trash fashion results

Click here for 2014 student exhibit results

Click here for 2014 adult juried exhibit results

Want to order items from one of the 2014 Recycle Santa Fe Art Market Artists, please visit the following links.

2014 Art Market Exhibitor List

2014 Art Market Booth Layout 

The country’s largest and oldest recycled art market, Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival, is dedicated to showcasing art created from discarded materials.  This exciting weekend-long event kicks off with Friday night’s famous Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, then continues with an inspiring art market, adult and student juried art exhibits, and make and take art activities. We’re excited to bring in more than a hundred artists for the 2014 show from New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, Missouri, Wyoming, Arizona and elsewhere that offered their original pieces for sale in the Art Market and display their work in the juried art exhibit.  Every year, this event attracts thousands of art lovers and the eco-conscious holiday gift-giver attracted by the art deals, family friendly art making activities, gallery-worthy exhibits and the perfect gifts.

All art consists of a minimum of 75% recycled materials – everything from vintage tin cans turned into beautiful earrings to scrap metal sculptures.  Artists successfully upcycle trash into treasure, combining recycling and innovation to show creative ways to save our resources, while making one of a kind art. The event demonstrates the resourcefulness of the artists and has grown into a powerful economic development tool for existing and emerging artists.

So much to take in!

Friday Highlights

  • Corazon Santo VIThe famous, wild and crazy Trash Fashion & Costume Contest. The most original fashion show in Santa Fe at 7:00 pm! .
  • Trash Fashion & Costume Contest will include an American Sign Language Interpreter
  • Announcement of Juried Art Exhibit winners (adult & student) following the Trash Fashion Show.

Saturday & Sunday Highlights

  • vainglory_necklaceKids of all ages can enjoy the recycled art activities all day on Saturday and Sunday (make and take art) The ever popular Make and Take section is always a great activity for young and old to create a recycled work of art to take home and enjoy. There are lots of odds and ends materials that you can use to create your own unique work of art, including recycled tins, records, fabrics, wire, magazines, and so much more!