Save the date for 2022 - November 11, 12, and 13, 2022!!
It's time to start making those upcycled treasures to join our art market in 2022. The dates are set Nov 11-13, 2022 and the 2022 application now open! Applications are due September 30, 2022, but the sooner you get it in the better! Learn more and apply online HERE
Find out more information about attending the event HERE
Come visit our spin-off creative reuse center: RESOURCEFUL SANTA FE! Resourceful Santa Fe has its own physical space off of Siler Road and is a great way to find items to reuse/repurpose into art!
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 includes an inspiring art market, adult and student juried art exhibits, and make and take art activities on Saturday and Sunday. Each year we bring in more than 100 artists from around New Mexico, but also stakes such as Colorado, New York, Arizona, and elsewhere that offered their original pieces for sale in the Art Market and display their work in the juried art exhibit. Every year, 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 the perfect gifts.
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.
Check out a few images from past events HERE
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Recycled Art Waste Exchange
Please click here if you have discarded items that you think a recycled-material artist would be interested in or if you are a recycled-material artist and you are looking for source materials for your art. We'll work to connect donors and artists and to keep items out of the landfill.