All’s fair in Indian art and books The Indian Arts and Crafts Association’s (IACA) Spring Market kicks off at noon Monday, April 4, at La Fonda, on the Plaza at 100 E. San Francisco St. and runs through Thursday, April 7. Among the main attractions are the artistic exhibitions and offerings, the artist awards banquet, and a business-of-art seminar, but the event also features a strong literary component in the form of the IACA Spring Market Book Fair, which takes place Wednesday and Thursday, April 6 and 7, at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center, 201 W. Marcy St.
The book fair, co-hosted by IACA and Clear Light Books of Santa Fe, features more than 500 books on Native American arts and culture, as well as book signings and author talks. It opens with a 6:30 p.m. reception on Wednesday, April 6. Joe Dan Lowry signs Turquoise: The World Story of a Fascinating Gemstone, and Mark Bahti of Bahti Indian Arts signs copies of Pueblo Stories and Storytellers and other books.
Most of the author appearances take place on Thursday, April 7, when the fair runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. At 11 a.m., Stacia SpraggBraude signs her photo-driven book To Walk in Beauty: A Navajo Family’s Journey Home. For those interested in the Pueblo Revolt of 1680, Herman Agoyo of Ohkay Owingeh discusses his book Po’pay: Leader of the First American Revolution at 2 p.m. Visit www.iaca.com for the full schedule of events.