Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) presents the 12th annual Folk Art Flea Saturday, May 6, 2023 at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds. Admission to the event is free, and sales benefit the educational programs and exhibitions of MOFIA. Although admission is free, members of Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) enjoy early-bird admission to the Flea from 9-10 a.m. Public admission is from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Each year patrons, collectors, and folk art lovers donate a broad selection of gently used textiles, clothing, ceramics, masks, wood carvings, paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and more from around the world to be sold at the Folk Art Flea. Shoppers can take home their own treasures and support MOIFA at the same time.
“Shopping the Folk Art Flea is such a great way to support the Museum of International Folk Art,” Anne Vena, Co-chair of the flea. said. “In the past 11 years, sales from the Folk Art Flea have provided more than $750,000 in support to the museum,” noted
The Flea can’t be held without the amazing donations made by generous folk art fans from around Santa Fe. There are three Flea donation days coming up: Saturday April 1, 15 and 22 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donations of folk art should be brought to the rear parking lot of the Museum of International Folk Art, 706 Camino Lejo.
About the Museum of International Folk Art
The Museum of International Folk Art is a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, under the leadership of the Board of Regents for the Museum of New Mexico. Programs and exhibits are generously supported by the International Folk Art Foundation and Museum of New Mexico Foundation.
The mission of The Museum of International Folk Art is to shape a humane world by connecting people through creative expression and artistic traditions. The museum holds the largest collection of international folk art in the world, numbering more than 130,000 objects from more than 100 countries.
About the Museum of New Mexico Foundation
The Museum of New Mexico Foundation supports the Museum of New Mexico system, focusing on fundraising for exhibitions and education programs, retail and licensing programs, financial management, advocacy and special initiatives.
The Foundation was founded in 1962 by Thomas B. Catron III with the goal of providing private support for the four state museums in Santa Fe. The private, nonprofit Foundation has expanded to support eight historic sites statewide as well as the Office of Archaeological Studies and enjoys a robust private-public partnership with the State of New Mexico and the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs.
For more information, visit museumfoundation.org.
About Friends of Folk Art
Friends of Folk Art is a group of Museum of New Mexico Foundation members who love folk art. They promote it through tours, trips and social and cultural events related to folk art. All proceeds benefit exhibitions and educational programming at the Museum of International Folk Art.folk artSanta Fe