March 10-12, 2017

Lujan Exhibit Complex
EXPO NM Fairgrounds


Oct 6-8 & Oct 13-15, 2017

Sandia Resort & Casino  


November 24, 25, 26 2017

Lujan Exhibit Complex
EXPO NM Fairgrounds


Welcome, Artists!

Congratulations to all who were accepted into our Fall 2017 festivals!  Stay tuned to see a preview of their work on our online galleries.



Three of the Best Fests in the Southwest!

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 29 years. Rio Grande’s three annual juried art shows, each with their own distinct flavor, are ranked among the top 20 art festivals in the nation. Combine those rankings with Albuquerque’s status as a top-ten art destination, and it’s no wonder these bustling markets have lured thousands of shoppers, avid collectors, and a continually evolving lineup of cutting-edge artistic talent!

In October, the leaves fall, hot-air balloons rise, a big tent pops up and is filled with 200 artists, welcoming flocks of Albuquerque residents and Balloon Fiesta tourists.  Come November, family and friends pile into cars over Thanksgiving weekend to start holiday shopping on the right foot with handmade gifts at Rio Grande’s holiday show. March brings spring, sunny weather, a tree-lined street at EXPO, and the state’s first major art event of the year.

Stay-tuned for the next award winning Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival!