Connects New Mexico’s youth, their families and communities to the IFAA artists.
Each year IFAA reaches out to underserved communities in Santa Fe and Northern New Mexico through a wide range of programs and activities.
Folk Art Education: In partnership with the Museum of International Folk Art, IFAA provides folk art education through hands-on activities in schools and at the Museum. IFAA distributes 1,000 complimentary tickets to youth groups and their families, connecting participants directly to the artists in the Market.
Family Day and Children’s Passport Project: Retired teachers present this program to 1,000 children and their families, who visit the artists’ booths and learn about their unique art and cultures. through Breakthrough Santa Fe, teenagers from underserved public schools are enlisted to mentor younger children on the program which takes place during Family Day at the Market. In addition, IFAA gives 500 tickets for Family Day to teachers, along with packets designed around ideas on how to integrate Market themes into their curricula.
Community Celebration: IFAA also produces the annual Community Celebration, featuring a procession of Market artists, artists’ demonstrations, hands-on activities for children, and international food and music. It is attended by an estimated 5000 people.