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Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival November 15-17, 2019

The 21st annual Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival will take place November 15-17, 2019 at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center (201 W. Marcy Street). The event will include approximately 90 artists in the Art Market, over 30 artists in the adult juried art exhibit, numerous local classrooms participating in our student juried art exhibit, and amazing outfits in the Trash Fashion Show and tons of treasures created in our Make and Take art area!

Interested in being a part of all of the fun? There are still a few spots open for the 2019 Art Market. Click here to learn more and download an application. Awaken your environmentally conscientious fashion warrior by participating in the 2019 Trash Fashion & Costume Contest.

Friday general admission (purchased at the door) $5 and under 12 are free. The Friday night recycle fashion show is at 7pm, tickets include general admission and are $15-20 and may be purchased ahead of time starting October 11, 2019 through or by calling 988-1234. Fashion show tickets can also be purchased at the door, but seating IS limited. Free Saturday & Sunday. Make and Take art activities for kids of all ages take place on Saturday and Sunday.

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. Each year we bring in more than 100 artists from around New Mexico, but also stakes such as Colorado, New York, 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.

Ever wonder what Recycle Santa Fe Artists are up to aside from being in our annual show? Recycle Santa Fe Artist, Mitch Berg, recently launched a recycled art studio and school in Shipping Containers in Albuquerque’s South Valley.

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!


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