Going on 93 years, the Santa Fe Indian Market is a direct reflection of the lives of Native peoples and the communities they represent. Despite the current leadership transition, we are very encouraged that our artists believe in and support what is being done at the Southwestern Association for Indian Art, which puts on the market. No artists have canceled their participation in Indian Market, including more than 100 artists on the waiting list.
We have a professional full-time staff and many dedicated volunteers who are continuing to work hard to ensure that our yearlong programs and events move forward while making preparations for the 93rd annual event. We are a nonprofit organization that raises just more than half of our modest operating budget through booth fees and the generosity of artist donations on an annual basis.