Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival
For helping to make the 2013 show a huge success!
We wrapped up our 15th year and another successful festival the weekend of November 15-17, 2013 at the downtown Santa Fe Community Convention Center. Thank you to all of the artists, supports, shoppers and recyclers that attended!!
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. The 2013 Festival brought together more than a hundred artists from New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, California, 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.
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.
If 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- The 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
- Kids 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!