The 2023 Festival will be November 10, 11 and 12, 2023! 

Applications for artists are sent via email in June of 2023 - sign up for email below!

Interested in being a vendor in the 2023 art market? Add your email to the email list below and applications open in June of 2023 with an email notification!

We had so much fun with you all at our 23rd annual event in November of 2022 that we can't wait to do it again next year.  The 2023 dates are November 10, 11 and 12!

Did you get inspired at the 2022 festival?  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

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Trash Fashion Contest 2015
Karen Mogen
Karen Mogen
Cynthia Cook
Cynthia Cook

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.