Thursday, June 29, 2017


On July 4th the City of Santa Fe and the entire Southside won’t just have the Declaration of Independence to celebrate: before the fireworks begin, the Santa Fe Farmers Market will officially launch El Mercado Del Sur, a Southside Farmers’ Market bringing fresh, healthy, local food to Plaza Contenta every Tuesday between 3pm-6pm. The grand opening celebration will be from 3pm-6pm July 4th, and Mayor Javier M. Gonzales, the City Council, the City of Santa Fe, and the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market invite the public to join in the fun.

Where: Plaza Contenta, 6009 Jaguar Drive, across from Cesar Chavez Elementary School
When: July 4th, from 3:00-6:00PM

The first 100 customers will receive free food, compliments of the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market.
Mayor Gonzales said, “El Mercado Del Sur is an important investment in equity for our Southside, one we’re proud to be a part of. Every Santa Fean, no matter what neighborhood they’re in, should have access to affordable and fresh food grown and the ability to support jobs and livelihoods at our own local farms, and this new market makes that a reality.”
“We’re very excited about our new location and becoming a part of the neighborhood,” said Lani Ersfeld, director of El Mercado Del Sur. “The grand opening is just the beginning. In addition to all of the great produce that will be for sale at the market, throughout the summer we’ll be providing health screenings, food demonstrations and samples, live music and a host of other great things.”
The opening celebration will have activities for kids, including water games and a Bounce House, traditional dance performances by Los Niños de Santa Fe, a “Hands for Land” art workshop and activity led by the Creative Activist Network, and much more.
El Mercado Del Sur will be open every Tuesday from 3:00-6:00PM until September 26. WIC and EBT are accepted at the market by qualifying vendors, and EBT transactions with be matched, doubling their purchase power, thanks to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market Institute and the New Mexico Farmers Marketing Association.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Gracias show and fundraiser to honor Charlie & Debbie Carrillo at Collected Works during the month of July

Gracias is a new show at Collected Works Bookstore for the month of July. Charlie and Debbie Carrillo were victims of a terrible car accident in February. Charlie and Debbie were unable to work, had tremendous hospital bills, and their car was totaled. To help with the expenses, Collected Works Bookstore and LPD Press/Rio Grande Books have sponsored a benefit with art and books of Charlie and Debbie. Gracias is a “thank you” to the community for helping the Carrillos.

Retablos,, pottery, and tiles will be on display at Collected Works and well as the last Charlie Carrillo: Tradition & Soul book, Saints of the Pueblos, Shoes for the Santo Niño, and many more books will be on sale. Proceeds from sale of art and books will go to the Carrillos for medical expenses.

July 2, is the opening of the art show until July 27, and a reception with the Carrillos will be July 16, at 4pm at the Collected Works store.

Contact Rio Grande Books at for information.

Friday, June 02, 2017

June 2017 Art Displays at SFPL

Stop by and peruse our great art shows that will be on display during the month of June:

Main Library Tybie Satin Davis Gallery: Jamie Winslow, “Abstract to Realism”.

Main Library Display Cases: Santa Fe Public Library Children’s Department, “Build a Better World, 2017 Summer Reading Program”.

La Farge Branch Library: Santa Fe Public Library Children’s Department, “Build a Better World, 2017 Summer Reading Program”.

Southside Branch Library: Robert Zumwalt, “Mostly Maryland” (Acrylic paintings).