$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Spring Show

March 5, 2014 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival spring show is coming up this weekend but don’t pay the full admission price… get $1 off using the coupon.

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be springing out at EXPO New Mexico from March 7 – 9, 2014.  Around 200 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking and painting to pottery and jewelry… and much more.

Kids can enjoy creating their own work of art at the Kids’ Creation Station, and naturally there will be food vendors to feed you everything from fajitas to gyros, plus specialty food items to buy from the culinary booths – and plenty of free samples! The festival also includes live entertainment, although at time of writing their website doesn’t give the entertainment schedule yet. Hmm, that’s strange, they usually have the line-up in place by now. But previous performers have included Syd Masters and the Swing Riders and Mariachi Fiesta Internacional, so expect some good grooves whoever is on the roster this year.

Regular adult admission is $7 or you can get a 3-day pass for $9, but save a buck by printing out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve.

If you use the $1 discount coupon, it’s good for one admission or pass only, so you need a coupon for each adult going to the show.

  • When: Friday March 7 through Sunday March 9, 2014
  • Times: 10 am – 5 pm

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $5 for parking at the fairgrounds.

–Tania


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$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

March 4, 2012 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival spring 2012 show is coming up this weekend, from March 9-11, but don’t pay full price to get in…

Regular adult admission is $6 or you can get a 3-day pass for $8, but save a buck by printing out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve.

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be springing out at EXPO New Mexico. Over 225 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more.

Kids can enjoy the Kids Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, or enjoy a magic show — all for FREE! And, of course, there will be plenty of food vendors, offering everything from fajitas to gyros, and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths – and plenty of free samples!

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

  • When: Friday to Sunday March 9-11, 2012
  • Times: 10 am – 5 pm

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $5 for parking at the fairgrounds.

–Tania

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Native Heritage Art Market on Thanksgiving Weekend

November 21, 2011 by  
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The first Native Heritage Art Market debuts this Thanksgiving weekend in Albuquerque, and what a debut!

The Native Heritage Art Market runs from November 25-27 at Hotel Albuquerque, and admission is free for all. In addition to work for sale from more than 15 different tribes, such as jewelry, pottery, carvings, paintings and sculpture, the event also includes artist demonstrations, and traditional music and cultural performances.

The Opening Reception at 5 pm on Friday November 25 look well worth a visit, as it pays tribute to Indian Arts and Crafts Association Artists of the Year over the last 30 years, many of whom will be present. Ceremonies start with an invocation by Haywood Big Day, Sundance Leader for the Crow Tribe, and the whole event is MC’d by the wonderful Harlan McKosato, host of Native America Calling. How cool is that?
I often listen to Native America Calling on KUNM, and I LOVE it!

Other highlights over the weekend include:

  • Turquoise Workshop at 10 am on November 26 by Joe P. Lowry, owner of the Turquoise Museum
  • Jerry Pardilla, Penobscot singer & flute player, at 12 noon on November 26
  • Plus talks/demonstrations on Navajo silver jewelry and sandpainting, Laguna Pueblo pottery, Zuni Pueblo weaving, Taos Pueblo pottery, Santo Domingo Pueblo Heishi-making, Hopi basket weaving, and more…

See the full Native Heritage Art Market schedule for details on what’s happening when. I’m not sure how you’re supposed to pick your fave time to go, though. It all looks pretty great to me. And to get us in the festive spirit, they’ll have a tree with Native-made holiday ornaments.

As the event is organized by the Indian Arts and Crafts Association we can be confident that the arts for sale are all certified as genuine work from American Indian artists.

Native Heritage Art Market takes place:

  • When: November 25-27, 2011
  • Times:
    Friday November 25 from 3 – 7 pm, with the opening reception at 5 pm
    Saturday November 26 from 10 am – 5 pm
    Sunday November 27 from 10 am – 2 pm
  • Where: Hotel Albuquerque
  • Price: Admission is free!

I can’t be responsible for how much you spend on holiday shopping, though!

Hotel Albuquerque is located just north of Old Town at 800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW.

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Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival $1 Off Admission

November 21, 2011 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 12th Annual Holiday show runs over this Thanksgiving weekend.  

Regular adult admission is $6 or you can get a 3-day pass for $8, but save a buck by printing out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve.  

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be getting festive over the weekend of November 25-27, 2011 at EXPO New Mexico. Over 200 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more.

Kids can enjoy the Holiday Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, enjoy a magic show or maybe see Santa — all for FREE!  Of course, there will be food vendors and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths – and plenty of free samples.  

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

  • When: Friday to Sunday November 25-27, 2011
  • Times: Friday and Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $5 for parking at the fairgrounds.

–Tania

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$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

March 10, 2011 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival spring show is coming up this weekend, from March 11-13, but don’t pay full price to get in…

Regular adult admission is $6 or you can get a 3-day pass for $8, but save a buck by printing out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve.

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be springing out at EXPO New Mexico. Over 200 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more.

Kids can enjoy the Kids Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, or enjoy a magic show — all for FREE! And, of course, there will be plenty of food vendors, offering everything from fajitas to gyros, and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths – and plenty of free samples!

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

  • When: Friday to Sunday March 11-13, 2011
  • Times: 10 am – 5 pm

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $4 for parking at the fairgrounds.

–Tania

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$1 Off Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival: Thanksgiving

November 25, 2010 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 11th Annual Holiday show runs over this Thanksgiving weekend, from Friday November 26 to Sunday November 28, 2010.  

If you missed our earlier post, remember to print out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Regular adult admission is $6 and it’s $8 for a 3-day pass before the $1 discount.  Kids aged under twelve get in free!  

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be getting festive over the weekend of November 26-28, 2010 at EXPO New Mexico. Over 200 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more.

Kids can enjoy the Holiday Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, enjoy a magic show or maybe see Santa — all for FREE!  Of course, there will be food vendors and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths – and plenty of free samples.  The traditional Cookie Walk lets you fill your box with holiday cookies for $15.  They say there’s over 250,000 holiday cookies to choose from – gulp! I think I’d be there for some time…

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

  • When: Friday to Sunday November 26-28, 2010
  • Times: Friday and Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $4 for parking at the fairgrounds

–Tania

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$1 Off Admission to Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival

November 22, 2010 by  
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The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival 11th Annual Holiday show runs over this Thanksgiving weekend.  

Regular adult admission is $6 or you can get a 3-day pass for $8, but save a buck by printing out the Festival’s $1 off admission coupon valid on either a one day ticket or the festival pass. Plus it’s free admission for kids aged under twelve!  

The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival will be getting festive over the weekend of November 26-28, 2010 at EXPO New Mexico. Over 200 artists and craftspeople from all over the country display their work, give demonstrations, and, of course, sell their arts and crafts. All kinds of creative arts are represented, from glassmaking to painting to pottery to jewelry and much more.

Kids can enjoy the Holiday Creation Station, where they create their own works of art, play in the sandbox, enjoy a magic show or maybe see Santa — all for FREE!  Of course, there will be food vendors and speciality food items to buy from the culinary booths – and plenty of free samples.  The traditional Cookie Walk lets you fill your box with holiday cookies for $15.  They say there’s over 250,000 holiday cookies to choose from – gulp! I think I’d be there for some time…

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival Coupon gives $1 off one admission or one pass – so you need a coupon for each person going to the show.

  • When: Friday to Sunday November 26-28, 2010
  • Times: Friday and Saturday 9 am – 5 pm. Sunday 10 am – 4 pm.

The Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival takes place at the EXPO New Mexico Manuel Lujan building. Be prepared to pay $4 for parking at the fairgrounds

–Tania

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Christmas in New Mexico Zia Arts & Crafts Festival

November 19, 2010 by  
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Get $1 off admission to the Zia Arts, Crafts & Gifts Festival this weekend November 20-21, 2010, and free entry for seniors on Sunday with the coupons…

It’s funny to talk about Christmas before we’ve even tackled the Thanksgiving turkey, but it’ll be here any minute… And what better gift for friends and out-of-state relatives than genuine, handcrafted items made by New Mexico artists?

The 2010 Christmas in New Mexico Zia Arts, Crafts & Gifts Festival now running through the weekend features about 200 exhibitors to make your holiday shopping easy!

Even better, use this $1 off coupon to save on admission. It says it’s good for one admission, so print enough for everyone in your party. Seniors get $1 discount even without the coupon, according to EXPO New Mexico admission info, plus shoppers aged 65+ can use this seniors free admission coupon to get in free on Sunday.

Regular adult admission runs $6, while kids under 15 are FREE! (The kids go free info is on Zia Arts & Crafts website.  Sorry for so many links – the admission info  is all over creation, but not all in one place! We’re trying to pass on all the freebie and cheap admission info we can.)

The Zia Arts & Crafts Festival is open:

  • Saturday, November 20 from 10 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday, November 21 from 10 am – 5 pm

Arts and crafts include ceramics, clothing, dolls, food, florals, furniture, ironwork, leather, jewelry, pottery, painting, photography, stained glass, sculpture, toys, weaving, wood, and more! We don’t have the full line up of exhibitors but in a show this large there will no doubt be crafts from out of state as well, and also expect entertainment and food vendors.

Zia Arts & Crafts Festival  at EXPO New Mexico is held at the Manuel Lujan building. Enter from the gate near San Pedro and Copper. Be prepared to pay $4 for parking at the fairgrounds.

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$1 Off Admission: Zia Arts & Crafts Festival

November 17, 2009 by  
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What better gift for friends and out-of-state relatives than genuine, handcrafted items made by local, New Mexico artists?!

The 15th annual Zia Arts & Crafts Festival features over 160 exhibitors in a variety of art and crafts categories,  to make your holiday shopping easy! Use this $1 off coupon to save on admission. Regular adult admission runs $5, while kids age 15 and under are FREE!

The Zia Arts & Crafts Festival runs on the following dates and times:

  • Friday, November 20 (2009), 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Saturday, November 21, 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday, November 22, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Over 160 exhibitors will be showcasing their fine arts and crafts in a multitude of categories, including ceramics, clothing, dolls, food, florals, furniture, ironwork, leather, jewelry, pottery, painting, photography, stained glass, sculpture, toys, weaving, wood, and more! Of course, a show this big includes artisans from beyond New Mexico, as well. Nonetheless, you’re sure to find something handcrafted for everyone on your gift list.

The Zia Arts & Crafts Festival is held at the Manuel Lujan building at EXPO New Mexico. Enter from the gate near San Pedro and Copper. Be prepared to pay $4 for parking at the fairgrounds.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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