Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival is the United States’ largest and oldest recycled art market and is dedicated to showcasing art created from discarded materials. It kicks off with Friday night’s Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, then continues with an art market, adult and student juried art exhibits, and make-and-take art activities. More than 100 artists (including BAG members) offer their original pieces for sale in the Art Market and display their work in the juried art exhibit. 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 perfect gifts.
All art consists of a minimum of 75% recycled materials—everything from vintage tin cans turned into 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.
Friday, November 30
Art Market 5 pm to 9 pm; $5 general admission
Trash Fashion show 7 pm; $15-20 for assigned seating; includes general admission to the art market. You can buy fashion show tickets ahead of time at www.ticketssantafe.org or at the door.
Saturday, December 1
Art Market 9 am to 5 pm; free admission (Reminder: BAG Annual Holiday Party is at 1 pm at SFCC’s Jemez Room)
Sunday, December 2
Art Market 10 am to 5 pm; free admission