Santa Fe Indian Market 2011
In 2011, Sealaska Heritage Institute and Sealaska Corporation sponsored artists and cultural performances at the world renowned Santa Fe Indian Market, which draws more than 100,000 people every year. Our goals were to introduce ourselves and Tlingit, Haida, and Tsimshian art and culture. Our long term goal is to cultivate a similar market in Alaska. The Santa Fe Indian Market was founded 90 years ago and has been instrumental in creating worldwide demand for Southwest Indian art. Some artists at the market make enough in two days to sustain themselves for the entire year.
SHI had tables for six artists who did demos and sponored cultural events by the Mt. Saint Elias Dancers, Ishmael Hope, and Crystal Worl. SHI also sponsored a Northwest Coast Traditional and Contemporary Fashion Review.
You can see videos at www.sealaskaheritage.org
Aug 30, 2011