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CAV Arts & Crafts Fairs

2016 Dates

2016 Arts & Crafts Fair Dates:

  • Lilac Festival: May 20, 21 & 22
  • Freedom from Violence: July 2, 3 & 4
  • Summer Arts & Crafts Fair: August 13 & 14
  • Yuletide Arts & Crafts Fair: November 25, 26 & 27

For more information, contact organizer Annette Bowden by calling 575-770-1372 (evening hours) or email abowden@newmex.com


November 2016

2016, CAV Yuletide Arts & Crafts Fair 34th Yuletide Arts & Crafts Fair, at the new location, The Sagebrush Inn!

Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 25-27 (Fri. & Sat, 10-6, Sun.11-4)
Visit the Yuletide A&C Fair, and shop for locally handmade gifts!

A benefit for Community Against Violence

Featured this year is a special silent auction stocked by prominent Taos artists in support of Community Against Violence. The auction will be displayed Friday and Saturday, bidding will close at 5:30 pm Saturday with an artist reception from 4 to 6 pm on Saturday.

The 2016 Fair will return to the Sagebrush Inn and Suites Convention Center which proved last year to be an excellent venue, praised by the artisans and public alike. This fair traditionally has local artists and craftspeople exhibiting their work as the premier community kick off to the holiday season. Even Santa Claus stops by to visit with the children on all 3 days from 1 to 3 pm! Photos of the little ones with Santa are available for a reasonable price. Fair hours are Friday, November 25th and Saturday, November 26th 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday, November 27th 11 to 4.

A reasonable and quality lunch buffet offering by the Inn is available at the event daily. Renowned Taos chef Tim Wooldridge has assumed the helm of the Sagebrush kitchen. Meals in their restaurant are exceptional treats. A cash bar is open in the Convention Center for the fairgoers from 4-6 pm Friday and Saturday.

Many hundreds of Taos visitors and residents will enjoy the artists’ work, finding the perfect items to fill stockings and grace their trees, many of them made by neighbors or friends. Those handcrafts include wooden toys, carvings, cutting boards and sculptures; fiesta skirts, quilts, aprons, scarves and other fabric arts; fine silver and beaded jewelry pieces; fine organic soaps and skin care items; paintings, prints, sculptures, photography, ceramics and furniture. Find traditional New Mexican arts including bultos, crosses, tinwork and retablos. See exquisite Native American jewelry, fetishes and pottery.

Artist booth fees and sponsors support Community Against Violence, an organization committed to supporting families in crisis in our community.

Please join us for this premier community event!

Questions about the Fair and artisans interested in exhibiting should contact Annette Bowden at jabowden@newmex.com or by phone at 575-770-1372

The Sagebrush Inn is located at 1508 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos NM.
Find a map here


August 2016

Join CAV at Kit Carson Park for our Summer Arts & Crafts Fair, August 12-14!

If you have questions about reserving a booth space for the Fair, please call Annette Bowden at 575-770-1372!


July 2016

Join us at Kit Carson Park for our Freedom From Violence Arts & Crafts fair, July 2, 3 & 4!


May 2016

Visit the Arts & Crafts Fair in Kit Carson Park, and shop for hand-crafted items made by talented artisans of ceramics, leather, wood, metalwork and jewelry.

As you shop, you support Community Against Violence. Stop by the CAV booth for information or to buy one of our special Cows Against Violence t-shirts!


Applications for the July "Freedom from Violence" Arts & Crafts Fair, July 2-4, can be found here:
Freedom from Violence A&C Fair, 8.5x11 Applications are due June 1, 2016!

Applications for the Taos Summer Arts & Crafts Fair, August 12-14, can be found here:
Taos Summer Arts & Crafts Fair 8.5x11 Applications are due June 1, 2016!


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