I needed this! My spirit needed this -- a community outpouring of hospitality, kindness, inspiration, opportunity, art, beauty, delicious food, fun and great shopping! Last weekend, Santa Fe hosted its 15th International Folk Art Market (IFAM) and it was a doozy. At the opening ceremony, hundreds of Santa Feans warmly welcomed 160 artists from 50 countries as they promenaded around the central plaza and then onto the stage where they sang, danced, laughed and waved to the locals.

As you'll see below, the parade was a bonanza of colorful costumes and compelling faces. Here are some of my favorites. You can see all 43 of the 'keepers' at:


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