Calendar of Events
Crownpoint Rug Auction
An institution since 1968, this community-based event features a diverse selection of Navajo rugs. It's held at the Crownpoint Elementary School, generally the second Friday of every month.
New Mexico Farmers' Markets
Many of New Mexico's farmers markets feature local and handmade fiber products. Although summertime is peak season for Farmers Markets statewide, some remain open year-round.
New Mexico Studio Tours
New Mexico is home to a host of rural art and craft studios and studio tours. Contact individual tours on the list for referrals to the current contact person.
New Mexico Women’s Foundation Rag Rug Festivals
The New Mexico Women's Foundation holds Rag Rug Festivals around the state to exhibit and market the weaving and other fiber arts of their grantee organizations and individual artists.
This celebration of the unique artistic heritage of Hispanic New Mexico and Colorado features many fiber art forms. It is held the last full weekend of July in the Santa Fe Plaza. Winter Market is held in downtown Santa Fe in December.
Santa Fe Indian Market
The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts sponsors this premier event every August that includes work by Native American fiber artists. The Winter Showcase is held in downtown Santa Fe in November , and other events occur year-round.
Annual and Biannual Events
Albuquerque Fiber Arts Fiesta
The Fiesta is held biannually in late May in the Manual Lujan Complex at EXPO New Mexico, home of the New Mexico State Fair. Hosted by the Albuquerque Fiber Arts Council (a coalition of local fiber arts guilds) this event has a vendors mall, demonstrations, workshops, and more – all under one roof.
East Mountain Fiber Farm and Studio Tour
Spend a day with alpacas, sheep, camels, angora goats, llamas, angora rabbits, and knowledgeable fiber farmers and artists. The annual Tour in early June invites visitors to tour fiber studios and farms east of Albuquerque.
www.newmexico.org/calendar or www.perfectbuttons.com to download a Tour map and brochure
Sheep is Life
Held every June, the celebration is sponsored by Diné be’ Iiná, Inc. and the Diné College Land Grant Program, with USDA Risk Management Agency support. Learn about the unique Navajo Churro wool through discussions, workshops, and demonstrations.
Taos Wool Festival
Held the first full weekend in October, and sponsored by the Mountain and Valley Wool Association, the festival includes regional traditional and contemporary fiber arts, yarn, tools, books, demonstrations and workshops, vendors' booths, and fiber critter displays.
Recycle Santa Fe
Hosted each November in cooperation with Keep Santa Fe Beautiful, Recycle Santa Fe includes an art market, juried art exhibits, and a trash fashion show.