As I mentioned in my article, August in Santa Fe: SWAIA Indian Market and So Much More, there are events and markets throughout Santa Fe during the Indian Market Week. We Are The Seeds is held in the Santa Fe Railyard, walkable from the Plaza if you like walking!
We Are the Seeds is a 2-day event at the Santa Fe Railyard Park that highlights Indigenous fine art. It’s a festive celebration that includes music, dance, fashion, literary arts, and traditional Native foods.
The event will host approximately 60 artists representing a diversity of cultures and regions. Artists include renowned painter Baje Whitethorne, Sr. (Navajo), innovative potter Brenda Hill (Tuscarora/Choctaw), master jeweler Fidel Bahe (Navajo), award-winning basket weaver Sally Black (Navajo), and high fashion jewelry designer Kristen Dorsey (Chickasaw). During the event, four featured artists will share their art by demonstrating techniques and artistry for visitors.
The Seeds Stage includes Master of Ceremonies Sherenté Harris (Narragansett) and performances by singer songwriter Zachariah Julian (Jicarilla Apache), DJ Celeste Worl (Tlingit), Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Euchee/Muscogee-Creek) with modern flute music, and Pojoaque Youth Hoop Dancers.
Seeds Santa Fe will feature a variety of interactive experiences for visitors including an “Art Creation Station”, a youth workshop, a social dance and dinner, and “Rise to Our Voices” a spoken word poetry workshop for Indigenous women.
We Are the Seeds Santa Fe Event Schedule:
Art Show and Sale
Thursday, August 16, 2018 – 10a-6p Friday, August 17, 2018 – 10a-6p
Thursday, August 16, 2018 – 11a – 5:30p
Friday, August 17, 2018 – 11a - 9p
We Are the Seeds Social (open to the public) and Benefit Dinner by Jambo Cafe (ticketed)
Thursday, August 16, 2018 – 5:30p
ACONAV Fashion Event (aconav.com)
Friday, August 17, 2018 – time TBA
Youth Art Workshop – Screen Printing with Damian Charette
Thursday, August 16, 2018 / Friday, August 17, 2018 – 10a-12p and 2p-4p
Rise to Our Voices: Spoken Word Poetry Workshop for Indigenous Women with Nicole Kahbah Johnny Friday, August 17, 2018 – time TBA
For more information, visit We are the Seeds on Facebook.