For 38 years, the popular Placitas Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Sale was held the weekend before Thanksgiving. When it did not return after the Pandemic, the community came together and organized the Placitas Holiday Market to focus on local artisans. This year, our second, we return to the traditional weekend before Thanksgiving with events at six sites located on or near Highway 165. Pick up a map and follow the Candy Cane signage to the market sites. You will find art, crafts, food, and drink to benefit the good works of local community groups and charities as well. Maps will be available at all venue sites and online. Admission is free.
Site #1 – Wild Hearts Gallery, Homestead Village Shopping Center, 220-B NM-165: Enjoy cider and cookies and the artwork of 16 members of this art collective. A portion of sales will benefit “Rebuilding Together Sandoval County.”
Site # 2 – Placitas Community Library, 453 NM-165: a nonprofit providing children and adult programs, an art gallery and meeting space for community use. With a Holiday Fiesta theme, the library will feature 22 artists, a raffle benefiting library programs, bake and book sale and Mexican food truck.
Site #3 – Placitas Winery, 26 Camino de los Pueblitos: a micro-winery producing fruit wines and a community event center. It will feature 26 artists, a raffle, wine, beer and food to warm the spirits. Raffle sales benefit the Placitas Elementary School art program.
Site #4 – Historic Las Placitas Presbyterian Church, 7 Paseo de San Antonio : This 19th century Spanish village church will feature the artwork of six artists and hand selected crafters. Sales will benefit Placitas Artists Series, a nonprofit that produces annual music performances and art exhibitions in the church.
Site #5 – Historic San Antonio Mission, 43 Paseo San Antonio: established in 1840, serving the Catholic community in Placitas. It will feature 18 local artisans, a raffle and an array of New Mexican foods. Sales will benefit their ongoing philanthropic projects.
Site #6 – Placitas Community Senior Center, 41 Camino de Las Huertas: This heart-beat in our community provides classes, exercise, field trips and more plus services to seniors including congregate meals, meal delivery and transportation. The center will display a variety of art and crafts.
Information and preview of artists may be found here.