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Recycle Santa Fe Art Festival

November 17, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Santa Fe Boasts Nation’s Largest & Oldest Recycled Art Market

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 is celebrating its 19th  year in 2017 and kicks off with Friday night’s famous Trash Fashion and Costume Contest, then continues with an inspiring art market, student juried art exhibits, and make and take art activities.

  • Each year the event attracts over 3500 art-lovers from around Santa Fe, New Mexico and the region attracted by the art deals, family friendly art making activities, gallery-worthy exhibits and perfect gifts.
  • Every school in Santa Fe (public and private) is invited to participate for free in the student juried art exhibits. The exhibits often correlate with a lesson plan noting the importance of recycling and reducing waste.
  • The weekend event includes a gallery-style adult juried art exhibit.
  • Santa Fe boasts numerous recycled-media artists that have participated in the event since its inception and are available for studio tours and interviews (a few such artists include kathleenoneillart.com, http://pasquals.com/The_Gallery/Rick_Phelps-Paper_Mache/index.html). Contact Sarah Pierpont for details and to help coordinate an interview and/or photo opportunity.
  • Artists travel from across the state and country to participate in the art market. Many artists make their living from selling recycled art. This show is an important economic development tool for artists.
  • More than 90 artists from New Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, California, Arizona and elsewhere offer their original pieces for sale in the Art Market.
  • The Festival has been utilized by organizations in Colorado, Illinois, Australia, Albuquerque and Canada as a model or template for other Recycled Art Shows
  • 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.


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 through www.ticketssantafe.org or by calling 988-1234. Free Saturday & Sunday. More information can be found at www.recyclesantafe.org


2017 Santa Fe Recycling Festival
Friday, November 17 – 5 PM to 9 PM
Saturday, November 18 – 9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday, November 19 – 10 AM to 5 PM

Santa Fe Community Convention Center
201 W. Marcy Street (Downtown Santa Fe)

For more info call Sarah Pierpont 505-603-0558 (cell) or visit www.recyclesantafe.org


Date: November 17, 2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Address: 201 W. Marcy , Santa Fe,NM87501United States
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Phone: 5056030558


Organizer Name: Sarah Pierpont
Phone: 505-603-0558


Is this your first time hosting an ARD event? No
How did you find out about ARD? State Recycling Organization
Organization type Nonprofit/Civic Group
Affiliation Local Recycling Organization
Number of participants (estimate # of participants, volunteers, and staff attending your event) 3500
Number of organizations (estimated # of organizations Involved in activities) definition of an organization: non-profit, city/county/state government, schools, churches, civic organizations, businesses, etc. 5
Do you plan on having a media event: Please describe We send out press releases, etc and usually get fairly good press coverage from local media outlets
Could you build any of your events into one that could be a visible “showcase event” where a National Sponsor would be able to exhibit (e.g. set up a small tent and table), meet your local participants and interact with the media. Absolutely! We'd love to do that!! It's a great venue for this

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