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The Santa Fe International Folk Art Market Returns for Its Seventh Year

SANTA FE, NM.- The largest event of its kind in the world, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market provides an unparalleled chance to collect cultural treasures, meet the artists who created them, and have a direct and even profound impact on the lives of not only the artists but also their communities around the world. For this year’s event, more than 170 master folk artists from 52 countries have been selected from nearly 400 applicants. The Market begins the evening of Friday, July 9, 2010, and runs through the afternoon of Sunday, July 11. This is an especially auspicious year for the Market, with the city of Santa Fe celebrating its 400th Anniversary in 2010, an occasion that is expected to draw multitudes of visitors. Traditionally, the International Folk Art Market kicks off the summer art market season for which the city is famous. “The quality of the art this