Friday, December 6, 2019

Shop Small, Shop Local & Shop Indie

This is important, remember, remember, the 7th of December! Tomorrow, Saturday, is a big holiday shopping day for many attending local artisan markets. I encourage you to visit and patronize the small, indie, local artists in your hood as well as online. Perhaps mixing up some of your purchases from various venues, instead of purchasing all online from big corporations like the one named after the rainforest.

Santa Fe, NM is a beautiful, bustling hub of diverse arts, individuality and colorful people, this is why we are called The City Different. Our town is also the oldest capital city in US, a place where you will find people of all ages meeting to chat, get a bite, browse, buy real things and bump into locals on a daily basis....while enjoying the scent of burning pinon in the winter.

I'd like it to stay local, without the conglomerates that have started to filer in the last few years. My sense is that may have happened with the icky governor that was luckily voted out in our last election. Our town is filled with tiny, terrific local food spots, galleries and sweet, locally owned stores.

I say NO to a homogenized, generic ghost town and choose not to support those businesses. If your town means something to you, please have a think about supporting local, independent businesses this Holiday season. The fate is in our hands. Support the little gals & guys.

And here is a reminder of a local tour/market I will be participating in...


Come visit me and talented other local makers at @CAFECITO

👉🏿 December 7, 2019 / 10am – 4pm

👉🏿 922 Shoefly St. Santa Fe, NM 87505

👉🏿 (505) 310-0089

Fellow artisans featured with me at Cafecito include:


Wrapped Rockz and Bridget Green

The 19th Annual Arts Holiday Sale begins at the corner of Cerrillos Road and Baca Street, everything is within walking distance. Glassblowing, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, gem stones, pottery, clothing, paintings, cards, refreshments, and so much more!

The Baca area is the southern end of the Railyard that has been transformed into a mecca of modern and dynamic architecture, a nice contrast to the adobe tradition within this beautiful and historic city.

You can find tour maps and more info at Liquid Light Glass @ 926 Baca Street #3, Santa Fe, NM or by calling 505-820-2222

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