International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe, Summer Market

at Arlington, Texas

June 16-17, 2017

The Green at College Park

University of Texas at Arlington

The Future is Handmade… 

A thriving community built upon industry, innovation, and diversity, the City of Arlington is an ideal partner and uniquely positioned to expand the global impact of the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe—a partnership of shared values and readiness to change the world.

The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe (IFAM | Santa Fe) is the largest and most celebrated folk art festival in the world. Since 2004, more than 800 artists from 90 countries have traveled to Santa Fe and participated in the Market, a catalyst for sustainable economic opportunities. Indeed, the artisan sector is the second most widespread means in the world for building micro-economies that raise the well-being of entire communities. Click here to download more information on the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe.

Silk weaving is a way of life in the rugged central highlands of Madagascar. The Silkies of Madagascar by award-winning filmmaker David Evans tells the inspiring story of how a cooperative of ninety talented women silk weavers transformed their community and continue the ancient tradition of weaving with the help of a Peace Corps volunteer and the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe.

IFAM | Santa Fe at Arlington will connect a world-renowned arts and cultural organization with a multi-national city proud of its entrepreneurial spirit and history. As the parent organization and producer IFAM | Santa Fe, the not-for-profit International Folk Art Alliance offers a roadmap and expertise for building community collaborations and key partnerships. Much of the Market’s success—voted #1 arts festival in the country (USA Today ReadersChoice)—is built upon creative, cross-sector partnerships and support from businesses seeking to enhance their brand. Volunteer groups establish strong bonds, as well.

CBS Sunday Morning 

From volunteer recruitment to marketing and promotion, there is ample opportunity to join the effort to make IFAM | Santa Fe at Arlington a reality in June, 2017, establishing it as another benchmark event within a community known for world-class entertainment, family fun and true to the partnership’s shared values turning entrepreneurs’ dreams into reality.

Watch a video that features Meeri Tuya, a folk artist and community leader, who exemplifies the spirit of social entrepreneurship.