Photo: IFAM

The organizers of the16th annual International Folk Art Market (IFAM) in Santa Fe last week were determined to use the event to emphasize two important themes — the use of natural materials in folk are and the retention of cultural heritage and art-making traditions passed down through generations.   Now they hope to scale the festival to other regions and continue to encourage the use of responsible land, water, and animal-friendly art-making practices, as well as a return to things more authentic and of the earth. To do this, IFAM has created new show categories such as Innovation, Sustainable Art, Eco Art, and Urban Folk Art and Sustainability Sundays, which shines a prominent spotlight on artists who are using sustainable materials.  So cool – we hope this trend keeps spreading!

H/T To Mellissa M for sharing this with us

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