Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival

Join us at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center

December 5-7, 2014

Gilbert-Candelaria-image-pressWe’re excited to celebrate our 16th year the weekend of December 5-7, 2014 at the downtown Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

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!

If you realized you need a few more recycled art pieces and you’d like to contact any of the 2013 Recycle Santa Fe Art Market Artists, please visit the following links.

Click here to see a list of 2013 Art Market Vendors

Click here to see the 2013 Art Market booth layout

Carol Ware - jj_nm120126_7450If you were a contestant in the 2013 Trash Fashion & Costume Contest and you would like to purchase your photos by portrait photographer LuAnne Jackson, please email LuAnne at lujac22@gmail.com

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!