The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market is the largest market of its kind that provides an opportunity for folk artists and custom designers from around the world to feature their beautiful products, showcase their unique techniques, and sell through international marketing opportunities.
Olga will be taking representatives from local Guatemalan women’s cooperatives to the festival this year, July 13-15, 2012, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. She has been mentoring cooperatives so that they can display, demonstrate, and sell their work. Many women see this as an opportunity to support their families. Selling products internationally also allows these women to help their children and grandchildren further their education.
Local weavers are preparing now for the activities at the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market in July. A lot of planning and preparation goes into such a large event, from cultivating the materials, designing and planning the textiles, and preparing hand-woven products and other artistic designs to show at the Market. Watch for more updates, as the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market gets closer!