The Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festivals have been featuring vibrant collections of fine artists and craftsmen from all over the map for the past 28 years. Rio Grandes three annual juried art shows, each with their own distinct flavor, are ranked among the top 100 art festivals in the nation.
True to its tradition, artists will hail from all corners of the USA to show and sell their work at Expo New Mexico. This years colorful lineup of 185 vendors represents a wide range of original fine art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal and glass art, all for sale directly from the artists.
Visitors will discover live music all day long in both halls of the festival; enjoy tunes from Syd Masters and the Swing Ryders, Mariachi Fiesta, Spanish guitarist Ronaldo Baca, local favorite Oscar Butler, jazz by Calvin Appleberry and more! Kiddos can also enjoy entertainment & art activities just for them!
Food lovers will not be dissapointed with the Culinary Row, that shall feature over a dozen booths of gourmet foods for sampling and taking home, ranging from honey & chocolate to salsa & soups. So, just enjoy a breakfast burrito or bowl of New Mexican posole while watching the live entertainment - plus cocktails, beer & wine are also available for you to sip while you shop!