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Exploring the Santa Fe Indian Market

Program Number: 4445RJ
Start and End Dates:
8/13/2013 - 8/19/2013; 8/18/2015 - 8/24/2015;
Duration: 6 nights
Location: Santa Fe, New Mexico
Price starting at: $1,098.00 - Price may vary based on date, departure city
Program Type: Festivals, Misc.; Native American Studies
Meals: 15; 6 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners    
Meal Options: Vegetarian    

More than 1,000 artists share their artistic traditions at Santa Fe’s internationally renowned Indian Market. Experience the festivities as you enjoy musical performances, fashion shows, great food and more! Learn about traditional and contemporary Native American art as you meet the artists and learn about their lives and work. Walk amid the artists’ booths filled with pottery, jewelry, weaving and more, and in your spare time, enjoy the gallery scene.




Highlights

• Attend the Indian Market Preview to see the stunning pieces of art submitted for judging and also the award-winning art. Be the first to see the 2015 winners in each category!
• Visit the Indian Arts Research Center at the School for Advanced Research and the Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts.
• Delight in field trips to the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, the Museum of International Folk Art and Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian.



Activity Particulars

Walking over uneven pavement up to as much as 3 miles over course of day; some uneven terrain, standing for up to two hours. Elevations of 7,000 feet.




Date Specific Information

8-13-2013

For this date: comfortable hotel five blocks from downtown Plaza area.



Coordinated by Road Scholar.




Santa Fe

A cosmopolitan city famous for its world-renowned opera, chamber and choral music and for its art and artists, Santa Fe is situated at the base of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. Nearby, eight historic, continuously occupied pueblos and small Hispanic villages divulge a heritage that is impeccably preserved in this multi-cultural state capital.



Accommodations
Full service hotel near historic downtown Plaza.

Road Scholar Instructors
These instructors are participating on at least one date of this program. Please note that changes may occur.
Marianne Fugate

Marianne Fugate holds degrees in American Southwest history, archeology, museum management and scientific illustration. Her many jobs have included working in photographic curation at the Arizona State Museum, running her own business, and working as a photographer and researcher at the Steward Observatory/NASA Near Infrared Photographic Sky Survey. Presently, Marianne is the Assistant Curator of Archeological Research Collections at the Museum of Indian Art and Culture Laboratory.
 
Meals and Lodgings
   Santa Fe Sage Inn
  Santa Fe, NM 6 nights
 Santa Fe Sage Inn
Type: Hotel
  Description: The Santa Fe Sage Inn is located in the downtown area at the entrance to the historic Plaza, Museum Hill and the Guadalupe, Railyard District, and Canyon Road shopping areas. The hotel is in one of the most exciting parts of Santa Fe.
  Contact info: 725 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501 USA
phone: 866-433-0335
web: www.santafesageinn.com
  Room amenities: Complimentary local calls, wireless Internet access, electronic room key access, in-room coffee, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, remote color TV, AM/FM radio/alarm clock, individual climate control, Southwestern decor
  Facility amenities: Business center with complimentary wireless Internet access, free parking for cars and RVs, recently redecorated guest rooms, outdoor heated swimming pool, laundry/dry cleaning service available, safe-deposit box at front desk area, 24-hour front desk, newly renovated exercise room, breakfast and meeting rooms.
  Smoking allowed: No
  Additional nights prior: Best seasonal rates offered Call in advance to reserve your pre and post program stay
  Check in time: 3:00 PM
  Additional nights after: Best seasonal rates offered Call in advance to reserve your pre and post program stay
  Check out time: 11:00 AM


Travel Details
  Start of Program:
Check into the hotel anytime between 3:00-5:30 PM on first day of program. Register with program's group leader in designated location at the hotel between 4:00-5:30 PM. You will be staying at Santa Fe Sage Inn that night.
  End of Program:
Program ends after breakfast - checkout time at the hotel is 11:00 AM. You will be staying at Santa Fe Sage Inn the night before.
  Required documents:
The Road Scholar Health & Safety Form is required.
  Parking availability:
Courtesy parking is available.
Transportation
To Start of Program
  Location:  Santa Fe, NM
  Nearest city or town:  Santa Fe
  Nearest highway: I-25 and Highway 84/285
  Nearest airport:  Albuquerque International Sunport
  From End of Program
  Location: Santa Fe, NM
    (Additional transportation information same as above)
Travel Details
 

Santa Fe

 

To Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Sandia Shuttle Express
phone: 888-775-5696
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$28
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 70 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

65 miles

   

From Santa Fe to Albuquerque Airport (Sunport), let shuttle service know which hotel you'll need to be picked up at in Santa Fe and when you'll be returning to Albuquerque.

 

Santa Fe

 

From Airport

 
 

Service:

 

Commercial Van/Shuttle
Sandia Shuttle Express
phone: 888-775-5696
Advanced Reservations Required

 

Per Person/One Way:

 

$28
Prices are subject to change.

 

Travel Time:

 

Approximately 70 minutes 

 

Distance:

 

65 miles

   

Sandia Shuttle Express offers regular service between the Albuquerque Sunport (not the Santa Fe airport) and Santa Fe. Let shuttle service know, when you make reservations, the hotel at which you'd like to be dropped off in Santa Fe, and when you wish to return to Albuquerque. Reservations for the shuttles must be made at least 24 hours in advance of your travel date, or your place on the shuttle will not be guaranteed.

 
Driving Directions
  Albuquerque International Sunport and I-25 All Directions Exit the airport west onto Sunport Boulevard, which will take you to Interstate 25. Go north on I-25 to Santa Fe exit 272, St. Francis Drive, (approximately 65 miles). Travel about 3 miles on St. Francis Drive to the intersection of St. Francis Drive and Cerrillos Road. Turn right on Cerrillos Road. The Sage Inn is at the corner of Cerrillos Road and Guadalupe Street on your left, just after the stoplight at that intersection.
  US 84/285 from the north Coming from the north on US 84/285, as you come into Santa Fe; the highway turns into St. Francis Drive. At the "fork in the road," bear left onto North Guadalupe Street. Follow North Guadalupe Street for 1.5 miles. Santa Fe Sage Inn is at the intersection of Guadalupe Street and Cerrillos Road at 725 Cerrillos Road. Cross Cerrillos and turn immediately to your right into the Sage Inn parking lot.
Elevation Note: Santa Fe is 7,200 feet above sea level.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.


Daily Schedule

Day 1: Hotel check-in/ Orientation and introductions
(Tuesday, August 13)
   
 Afternoon: Hotel check-in anytime between 3:00-5:30 PM. Register with program's group leader in designated location at the hotel between 4:00-5:30 PM.
 Dinner: Dinner at a selected restaurant from 6:00-7:30 PM
 Evening: Welcome, orientation, introductions, and overview of the week in hotel meeting room
   
Accommodations: Santa Fe Sage Inn
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 2: Morning classes about Native American life and contemporary Native American literature/ Walking and driving exploration of Santa Fe/ Visit to the School of Advance Research
(Wednesday, August 14)

Note: Walking up to one mile on paved terrain and standing up to one hour



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: From 8:15-11:00 AM there will be classes on Native American life and traditions and contemporary Native American literature. Walking and driving exploration of Santa Fe from 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM.
 Lunch: Lunch at Blue Corn Cafe
 Afternoon: This afternoon you'll visit the School of Advanced Research, including a walk through the Indian Arts Research Center.
 Dinner: Dinner at a selected restaurant
 Evening: Free evening
   
Accommodations: Santa Fe Sage Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Classes on the pueblos of the Rio Grande Valley and the Indian Market experience/ Field trip to Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art/ Roundtable presentation(s) at Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian
(Thursday, August 15)

Note: Standing up to an hour at a time at museums. Walking up to one mile over the course of the day over paved and packed dirt terrain.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: From 8:30-9:30 AM, learn about the pueblos of the Rio Grande Valley.

There will be a break from 9:30-9:45 AM.

From 9:45-10:45 AM, you'll hear about the Indian Market experience from a fellow participant who has attended many times.

At 11:00 AM, bus departs for Museum Hill.

 Lunch: Lunch at Museum Hill Cafe from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. There will be several menu choices, including a vegetarian item.
 Afternoon: This afternoon, you'll attend an artists discussion at the Wheelwright Museum. The Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian is dedicated to contemporary and traditional American Indian art, with an emphasis on the Southwest. Its architectural design traces its inspiration to the traditional Navajo hogan and the Case Trading Post is modeled after some of the old trading posts of the southwest, creaky floors and all! The Case Trading Post will be hosting its annual Indian Market exhibition at this time. This must-see event will feature artists, roundtable discussions, conversations with collectors, and artist demonstrations.

You'll also visit the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art. These two museums, part of the State of New Mexico museum system, are two of the finest museums in the world. Their collections are vast and beautifully displayed. Bus will return to hotel by 5:00 PM.

 Dinner: Dinner at a selected restaurant from 5:30-6:30 PM
 Evening: Presentation on Southwest jewelry from 7:00-8:30 PM
   
Accommodations: Santa Fe Sage Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Artists' demonstrations at the Wheelwright Museum/ Visit to the Institute of American Indian Arts campus/ Indian Market preview
(Friday, August 16)

Note: Walking up to one mile over course of the day over paved and unpaved terrain, some relatively uneven. Standing up to two hours at Convention Center.



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: At 8:30 AM, bus departs for the Wheelwright Museum for artist demonstrations from 9:00 AM to noon.

Bus departs at 12:00 PM for the campus of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA).

 Lunch: Lunch at Bon Appetit Cafe at IAIA
 Afternoon: Guided exploration of the IAIA campus.

The bus departs for the hotel at 3:30 PM, where you'll have some free time from about 4:00-5:30 PM.

Bus departs for dinner destination at 5:30 PM.

 Dinner: Dinner at a selected restaurant from 5:45-7:15 PM
 Evening: At 7:15 PM, walk to the Santa Fe Convention Center, where you will attend the long-awaited Indian Market General Preview and see the juried submissions and the award-winning pieces.

This evening's event is a feast for the eyes, with the best of classification and division well represented.

Take the opportunity to note some of the artists' booth numbers so you can find more of their work at Indian Market.

Bus will depart for the hotel at approximately 9:30 PM.

   
Accommodations: Santa Fe Sage Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Indian Market
(Saturday, August 17)

Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day over paved terrain

Standing for several hours during the day at Indian Market



   
 Breakfast: If you're an early-bird Indian Market attendee, we'll have the breakfast room open with most of the food out by 6:00 AM (if you want to go to the Plaza this early, you'll need to walk - it's about six blocks). Regular breakfast from 7:00 to 8:00 AM
 Morning: If you've chosen to walk downtown, plan to arrive at the Plaza for the official opening of Indian Market at 8:00 AM.

For those who want transportation, the bus will leave the hotel at 8:00 AM to take you downtown. Then, spend the day at Indian Market viewing the dazzling array of Native American arts and crafts from around the country.

 Lunch: Lunch will be on your own - there will be many food vendors near the Plaza selling all kinds of traditional Native American and Northern New Mexican food, and there are many restaurants in the Plaza area as well.
 Afternoon: Indian Market activities continue on the Plaza. When you're tired of looking at the artwork, you can find a seat and listen to the music, enjoy the demonstration booths or taste some of the native cuisine.
 Dinner: Dinner will be on your own tonight to allow you to explore some of the local cuisine! There are many wonderful restaurants in the Plaza area and within walking distance of the Sage Inn.
 Evening: Have a free evening to continue your Indian Market festivities or return to the hotel to rest after the long day.
   
Accommodations: Santa Fe Sage Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 6: Indian Market/ Visit to the Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts/ Dinner at Hotel Santa Fe
(Sunday, August 18)

Note: Walking up to two miles over the course of the day

Standing for long periods of time at Indian Market and the museum



   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel
 Morning: At 8:30 AM, bus departs for downtown Plaza, where Indian Market continues.

At 9:00 AM, the Native American style show will be presented on the stage in the center of the downtown Plaza. This event gives you an opportunity to see another form of Native American art, as the clothing designs are as intricate and magnificent as the pottery, jewelry, and paintings you'll be seeing this week.

 Lunch: Meet at the Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza hotel for lunch from 12:30-1:30 PM.
 Afternoon: After lunch, walk to the Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts. The bus will depart for the hotel at 3:15 PM. You can return on the bus or spend some more time at Indian Market, returning to the hotel on your own.
 Dinner: Meet at 5:45 PM and walk to the Hotel Santa Fe for dinner.
 Evening: Program closing and "show and tell," where, if you'd like, you can share some of your experiences and "Indian Market treasures."
   
Accommodations: Santa Fe Sage Inn
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Breakfast and Departure
(Monday, August 19)
   
 Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel from 7:00-9:00 AM
 Morning: Hotel check-out by 12:00 PM.

You may depart anytime after breakfast.

   
Meals Included: Breakfast

Free Time Opportunities
 
  Santa Fe, NM General Overview
Santa Fe abounds with museums. Within 3 blocks walking distance are the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Native Art, Palace of the Governors, the New Mexico History Museum and the Archdiocese of Santa Fe Museum. A city bus goes to Museum Hill which includes the following museums: Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian. Other in-town museums include: Site Santa Fe (contemporary art), Santa Fe Children's Museum, Bataan Memorial Military Museum, and El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe. Just outside town is El Rancho de las Golondrinas, a living history museum of a Spanish colonial village. Many galleries are located in the downtown area just 2 blocks away and along the historic home of many Santa Fe artists, Canyon Road. Santa Fe is famous for its many performance arts. Check the website below for current offerings. Hiking trails abound in and around the Santa Fe area, and there are many wonderful drives to Indian pueblos, Spanish villages or gorgeous scenery for either day trips or half-day trips. The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce (www.santafechamber.com) will send a Visitor's Guide if you 505/983-7317 or contact the New Mexico Convention and Visitors Center (www.santafe.org) (1-800-777-2489) for a New Mexico Vacation Guide to learn about places to go and things to do while you're here. The Fort Marcy Recreation Center, just a block away from Ghost Ranch in Santa Fe, has a pool, gym, track and other programmed activities. For additional information, visit www.nmcn.org
Important information about your itinerary: Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information featured on this website. Itineraries are based on our best information at this time. Circumstances beyond our control may require us to adjust itineraries or other details. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. Information will be sent to you from your Program Provider approximately three weeks prior to the program start date. The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

Suggested Reading List


The Essence of Santa Fe: From a Way of Life to a Style


Author: Hammett, Jerilou & Kingsley


A Century of Masters


Author: Chavez, Nicholasa


Indian Arts of the Southwest


Author: Page, Susanne & Jake


Contemporary Southwestern Jewelry


Author: Pardue, Diana


Migrations: New Directions in Native American Art


Author: Devon, Marjorie


Ancient Child


Author: Momaday, N. Scott


Blue Horses Rush In


Author: Tapahonso, Luci


Native Americans of the Southwest: A Journey of Discovery


Author: Tito Naranjo


Neon Pow Wow: New Native Voices of the Southwest


Author: Anna Lee Walters


Pow Wow


Author: Ben Marra


Prehistoric Astronomy in the Southwest


Author: Malville, J. McKim, and Putnam, Claudia


Description: A good introduction to Southwest Archeoastronomy



Pueblos of the Rio Grande: A Visitor's Guide


Author: Daniel Gibson


Description: One of the best and most definitive books on the Pueblos along the Rio Grande in New Mexico. Information about pueblo events including feast days and special dances included, as well as a page or two of information about the origination and history of each pueblo. An excellent book for anyone interested in New Mexico's pueblos and the people who keep the traditions alive.



Saanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing


Author: Tapahonso, Luci


Secrets from the Center of the World


Author: Harjo, Joy


Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women


Author: Allen, Paula Gunn


The Magic of Bandelier


Author: David E. Stuart


Description: Guidebook featuring the archeology and anthropology of Bandelier National Monument



The Pow Wow Trail: Understanding and Enjoying the Native American Pow Wow


Author: Julia C. White and Diane E. Stanley


The Rememberred Earth: An Anthology of Contemporary Native American Literature


Author: Hobson, Geary


Through the Eye of the Deer: An Anthology of Native American Women Writers


Author: Dunn, Carolyn, & Comfort, Carol


Woman Hollering Creek


Author: Cisnerso, Sandra


Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today


Author: Silko. Leslie Marmon




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