An angel with wings made of sticks and stones hung beside a long-armed mermaid with dangling jewels.

"I'm a dreamer," said their creator, Armando Adrian-López. "Every day, every night I dream. … When I see things I see something else, simple forms, faces, creatures and that's how I was inspired."

Adrian-López is one of the roughly 270 artists and crafts people selling their work on the Santa Fe Plaza at the 36th annual Contemporary Hispanic Market and the 70th annual Traditional Spanish Market this weekend.

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Artist Jason Younis Y Delgado demonstrates tinwork during the Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market on Saturday in downtown Santa Fe.

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Crowds visit the booths at the Contemporary Hispanic Market on Saturday in downtown Santa Fe.



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Katie Lopez, left, helps her daughters Sara Jane Lopez, right, and Emily Lopez while working on their own art in the Los Maestros tent Saturday during the Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market in downtown Santa Fe.

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Cruzito Castaneda, 10, plays in his father's woodworking booth Saturday during the Traditional Spanish Market and Contemporary Hispanic Market in downtown Santa Fe.

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