History of Recycle Santa Fe

joe-best-in-show-2011The Recycled Art Market was the core idea for this whole festival. Conceived at a local craft show on a lazy Sunday afternoon in 1999 by Mark Dabelstein and Joe Buffalo Nickels, they both wanted a specialized market to showcase recycled art. A serendipitous connection with Nancy Judd, the Recycling Coordinator for the City of Santa Fe, propelled the idea to our first efforts that November.

Fifteen years and four venues later, the Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival is, according to the Santa Fe Reporter, “… a shockingly good time… the weekends biggest can’t miss event… a highlight of the fall season.”



2013 Santa Fe Recycling Festival Hours

Friday, November 15th ≈ 5 PM to 9 PM

Saturday, November 16th ≈ 9 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, November 17th ≈ 10 AM to 5 PM

Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy Street (Downtown Santa Fe)

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Nancy Judd


Joe Buffalo Nickels awarding Steve Meadows & Sharon Haugh Best in Show 2010