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Museum of International Folk Art and the Friends of Folk Art present the Annual Folk Art Flea Saturday, May 4

March 19th, 2024

Santa Fe, NM – Museum of International Folk Art (MOIFA) and the Friends of Folk Art (FOFA) present the 13th annual Folk Art Flea Saturday, May 4 at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds. Admission to the event is free. Although admission is free, FOFA members enjoy early-bird admission to the Flea from 9-10 a.m. Public admission is from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Folk Art Flea supports MOIFA’s excellent education programs and world-class exhibitions such as La Cartonería Mexicana / The Mexican Art of Paper and Paste, Staff Picks: Favorites from the Collection, and Between the Lines: Prison Art & Advocacy. Funds raised at the Flea will have a lasting impact on the Museum and all the diverse communities it serves. 

“The Folk Art Flea is a Santa Fe favorite; people come back year after year for the great selection and bargain prices,” said Marcia Lenihan, co-chair of the Flea. “You’re sure to find a wonderful new addition to your collection, your wardrobe or your home.”  

 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 folk art treasures and support the MOIFA at the same time. 

 The Folk Art Flea is the largest fundraising activity of the Friends of Folk Art (FOFA). Over the past 12 years, the Flea has raised over $900,000 in support of the museum. “Shopping the Folk Art Flea is such a great way to support the Museum of International Folk Art.,” noted Linda O’Leary, Co-chair of the Flea.  

 The Flea can’t be held without the amazing donations made by generous folk art fans from around Santa Fe. FOFA now accepts donated items for the Flea year-round; simply call 505-476-1201 to arrange a drop-off or pick-up. There are also four drive-through Flea donation days coming up:  Saturday, April 6, Sunday, April 7, Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donation day drop offs are accepted in the rear parking lot of the Museum of International Folk Art,706 Camino Lejo. 

 Event info: Folk Art Flea Saturday, May 4, 2024 Santa Fe County Fairgrounds 3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM 87507  

 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 160,000 objects from more than 100 countries. 

 About the Friends of Folk Art  

The Friends of Folk Art (FOFA), organizer of the Folk Art Flea, is a volunteer support group of the Museum of New Mexico Foundation; it is enthusiastically dedicated to supporting the exhibitions and programs of the Museum of International Folk Art and to advancing educational programs and experiences in the world of folk art. To join go to museumfoundation.org/FOFA or call 505-982-6366 -ext 100. 

 

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