Thank you for a great 2023 festival! 2024 dates are November 8-10, 2024
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The 24th annual festival was so much fun on Nov 10-12! We had over 90 artists in the Art Market, mind blowingly amazing trash fashion show outfits, 27 student classroom projects and a ton of fun!
Thank you to Santa Fe and our community to help make the 24th annual festival a success! Are you inspired to make art for the next one or create a trash fashion show outfit? Add your name to our email list (scroll down to bottom of this page) and we will notify you when the 2024 applications are ready (June of 2024)! Save the date for November 8, 9 and 10, 2024!
Location: The Santa Fe Convention Center is located at 201 W. Marcy Street
Need some more recycled-art inspiration or raw materials? Come visit our spin-off creative reuse center: RESOURCEFUL SANTA FE! to find items just waiting to be reused, repurposed and upcycled! 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 event 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
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.