Española Fall Fiber Fiesta

For the past 6 years, the Española Valley Arts Center has put on the Fall Fiber Fiesta, a fiber show devoted to local fiber artists and artisans. This year’s fiesta is the weekend before Thanksgiving (November 16–18), making it the perfect time to shop for table décor, hosting gifts, holiday presents, or just warm scarves and other accessories now that wool weather is finally upon us.

Fall Fiber Fiesta

Happy wool gnomes.

Due to the size of the event space, the vendor list is kept to just over 40, but don’t let that deter you. According to Director of Programs April Jouse, the vendors are carefully juried and curated for diversity in technique, wares sold, and price point. There will be vendors selling small gifts at low price points as well as Diné weavers selling Navajo rugs and other large-scale weavings. There really will be something for everyone!

For those who want the best selection, the Artists’ Reception on Friday November 16 is the best bet. The reception runs from 5 to 8 p.m. and is the fiber show’s kickoff event; for just $10, attendees will enjoy music, hors d’oeuvres, and local wine while mingling with the artists and getting to shop early. There will also be a silent auction to benefit the Española Valley Arts Center where you can bid on fiber items as well as New Mexico–based experiences (think restaurants and special tours).

Fall Fiber Fiesta

A woman shops handwoven clothing at the Fall Fiber Fiesta.

The rest of the weekend, the Fiber Fiesta is free of charge and open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. In addition to vendors, there will be demonstrations and special craft stations just for children.

Fall Fiber Fiesta

Scottish Rite Masonic Temple
463 Paseo del Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87504
Artists’ Reception, November 16th, 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Fiber Fiesta, November 17th–18th, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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Featured Image: Weaving for sale from a previous Fall Fiber Fiesta. Photos courtesy of the Española Valley Arts Center.

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