March26th Annual Spring Show

Spring Show Overview:

This March, the original Rio Grande Arts and Crafts Festival celebrates its 26th consecutive year in Albuquerque. True to tradition, artists will hail from around the country; this time representing 25 different states and dozens of mastered mediums. This competitive lineup of 200 artists and craftsmen will represent a wide range of original two-dimensional art, sculpture, photography, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, wood, metal and glass art – all available for purchase directly from the artists!

Not only will customers find great arts & crafts, but they will also enjoy the whole experience, from talking to the artists to listening to live music, grabbing a bite to eat in ‘Culinary Row’, and watching artists demonstrate their crafts.  Youngsters will have the opportunity to create their own works of art for free at the ‘Kids’ Creation Station’.

BEST IN TOWN!  This is the top-rated indoor festival in the state, attracting over 20,000 visitors annually.  This show has also been named in the nation’s Top 100 Shows (Sunshine Artist Magazine) for a decade!

FRESH WORK!  Approximately 25% of participating artists are brand new to Rio Grande Festivals.  

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DATES

March 7, 8, 9, 2014

HOURS

Friday: 10AM–5PM
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: 10AM–5PM

LOCATION

The Festival will be held indoors in the Lujan Exhibit Complex at Expo NM Fairgrounds in Albuquerque, New Mexico. From I-40, exit south on Louisiana Blvd. – turn west on Lomas Blvd. – turn south on San Pedro Blvd. Turn in at Gate 3 or 4 to enter the Expo New Mexico Fairgrounds.

ONE-DAY PASS $7

(Kids under 12 are FREE)

FESTIVAL PASS $9

(Admission for all 3 days)

GRANDE PASS PATRONS

FREE Unlimited Admission to October, November & March Shows with Grande Pass (Grande Passes only available for purchase at October show)

200 ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN

Shop from the works of 200 of the best artists & craftsmen from all over the country, including a great selection of new artists!

ENTERTAINMENT

Take a break from shopping and enjoy ongoing entertainment throughout the festival!

AND MUCH MORE…

This family–oriented festival features something for everyone – great shopping, dozens of ‘Artists at Work’, food sampling, the Kids’ Creation Station™ and More!

For a complete list visit the Spring Show Highlights Page.