The New Mexico Artisan Market (NMAM) is set to return this Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25-27, at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW. The New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation, the nonprofit organization that oversees the artisan market in partnership with Heritage Hotels, will showcase high-quality handcrafted products by New Mexico’s finest artisans.
“Hotel Albuquerque is honored to bring back our New Mexico Artisan Market with 130 artisans,” said Randy Vasquez, General Manager of Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town. “Over the course of three days, our space transforms into a highly curated experience filled with locally crafted goods and we invite everyone to come shop.”
Over 100 selected local artisans will be at NMAM, allowing visitors to explore the rich arts and culture of New Mexico. Artisans who are exceptional in their creative field will be selling a mix of contemporary and traditional handcrafted styles. This year’s artisans include a range of styles, from woodworker Danny Hart to photographer Janet Maes Gagliano to owner of Southwest Sigil jewelry Emily Peck.
The New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation is a nonprofit that strives to promote the multiple cultures within the state of New Mexico and educate locals and visitors alike about these cultures. The tradition of connecting the community with artisans and makers is at the heart of the NMAM. The market’s mission is to support local businesses and authentically preserve the creative culture that has thrived for generations while reaching toward the future with visionary creations.
“Our entire team at Heritage Hotels takes pride in being a statewide leader in promoting New Mexico’s culture and heritage throughout our hotels and with our artist collaborations,” said Molly Ryckman, VP of Sales and Marketing at Heritage Hotels & Resorts. “Partnering with The New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation has allowed us to further strengthen the creative economy of New Mexico by supporting and promoting our local creative talent. And what better time to shop locally than the holiday season.”
New Mexico Artisan Market will be open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday, November 25; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 26; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 27. Early-bird tickets are on sale now for $10 and will be available until October 31.
ABOUT NEW MEXICO ARTISAN MARKET
The New Mexico Artisan Market (NMAM) was launched by the – and Heritage Hotels & Resorts in 2018 to expand and strengthen the creative economy of New Mexico by supporting and celebrating local artisans and makers who are exceptional in their fields. Merchants and their goods and products are hand-selected by a group of judges to ensure a highly curated experience. In 2018 and 2019, NMAM was a semiannual, three-day shopping experience that brought together artisans and art lovers, featuring more than 100 local artisans. In 2020 and 2021, NMAM held pop-up market events at Sawmill Market and Spur Line Supply Co. In 2022, New Mexico Artisan Market will return as a multiday market experience over Black Friday weekend, November 25-27. To learn more about the New Mexico Artisan Market, please visit https://nmartisanmarket.com/ or follow on Facebook and Instagram.
ABOUT HERITAGE HOTELS & RESORTS Founded by Jim Long in 2005, Heritage Hotels & Resorts is a collection of culturally distinct hotels in New Mexico and is the largest independent hotel brand in New Mexico. Through their architecture, interior design, landscaping, cuisine, art, entertainment and music, Heritage Hotels & Resorts provide guests with a rich, authentic, cultural experience. Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Hotel Chaco and The Clyde Hotel are located in Albuquerque, NM; Hotel St. Francis, Eldorado Hotel & Spa, Hotel Chimayó de Santa Fe, and Inn and Spa at Loretto are located in Santa Fe, NM; Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces is located in Las Cruces, NM; and El Monte Sagrado and Palacio de Marquesa are located in Taos, NM. For more information about Heritage Hotels & Resorts, visit hhandr.com or follow on Facebook and Instagram.