The Global Village is returning to ¡Globalquerque! 2013 and promises to be a real highlight of this year's festival. Roughly 30 booths of international crafts, culture and cuisine will be available for your browsing and shopping pleasure. Come early so you'll have plenty of time to explore the diverse offerings. Food and drink will be available until late in the evening, but the craft booths will shut down around 8 or 9. Local cultural groups are invited to bring information about their activities, put out mailing lists and free materials for distribution at the Community Booth.
- Friday: 4 PM to close
- Saturday: 10:30 AM to close
Note: The Global Village will be open during the free day programming, from 10:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday.
Handmade, one-of-a-kind items, including leather goods, jewelry, and pieces made with cruelty-free feathers.
Blastedworks was founded by Ella Myrick in the 1980s. She has worked in sand blasting, foil and lead stained glass and glass fusing. Recently, Ella has done work in clay, tin and other mixed media. Ella expresses her interests in New Mexican culture and Mexican Folk art as well as her love of animals through her artwork. She was joined by her partner, musician and digital /mixed media artist George Tassara in 2004, who has since started working in glass fusing. George's artwork is influenced by the folk art of the Latin America, United States and Africa, jazz, dada, surrealism, pop culture and even occasionally his decidedly left of center political views of the world.
Body Mind Spirit Boutique
Crystal Bio-mats, yoga mats, clothing, bags, hand-made East Indian jewelry, purses.
"I create unique one-of-a-kind pieces that you will cherish for a lifetime. I work exclusively with jasper, jade, agate and crystals because of the vast array of colors, shapes, and sizes available. I also make custom pieces."
Fabulous and fantastic glass work by Elias Seidel. Items include handblown glass, goblets, pendants, beads, silver handmade jewelry, natural stones and feather quills.
All Women... All Shapes, Sizes & Ages Are Divine Goddesses By Right! Dance, Sing, Shout & Rejoice For The Fire Within To Be Released! Be Free to BE! Ethereal Fire is an unique, unusual & fabulous giftware & belly dance supply shop offering you the very best in size, selection and value! We can offer all the basics for the beginner to more complex & elaborate costumes for the professional dancer, all at amazing prices. We are pleased to announce the emergence of a children's line of dance wear & accessories as well. Ethereal Fire also carries limited, one-of-a-kind, designer items such as precious & semi-precious jewelry, hand crafted hair falls & headdresses, and more, by & signed by Rachel K. Be adventurous and feel free to explore. You are sure to discover a delightfully interesting treasure trove of items, most hand crafted, by a variety of artisans around the world.
Flying Pig Studio
Whimsical images, riddled with folk art nuances such as the Day of the Dead, Frida, roadrunners, and other traditional images inherent to New Mexico.
Adorn your body in the garments that make you feel like the goddess you are! Garments are 100% rayon batiked and silk-screened in Bali. Easy to care for and washable in cold water. Perfect for casual or dressy occasions and great for travel! Also part of the Goddess Garb line are necklaces, bags made of African textiles, and scarves.
La Parada offers a rich and eclectic array of items from local artists and artisans from around the world. Talavera garden pottery and benches from Mexico, Oil-drum art from Haiti, textiles from Brazil and India, Jewelry from Oaxaca, and folk art from New Mexican artists are examples of items you will find at La Parada. You can also visit us at our Albuquerque North Valley home in a historic stage-coach stop on a 13 acre property of lush grass and alfalfa (8917 4th Street NW). There we host free community events several times a year like Día de los Muertos Sugar Skull Workshop in October, North Fourth Holiday Stop & Shop in December, Women & Creativity in March, Cinco de Mayo Folk Art Festival in May, and Shop Around the World in July/August.
Theresa Laferriere of Laughing Hare Hot Glass creates stained glass and fused stained glass mosaics. "In 1994 an old friend of mine was killed in a boating accident in Alaska. Because I could not attend her funeral, I decided to go down to the Rio Grande River and say goodbye to her there. That was the day I found the glass dump. Piles and piles of glass left over from garbage discarded many years ago. I knew instantly that I was supposed to do something with this glass. I spent that day building glass sculpture at the dump, and I came back the next day and did the same thing. Needless to say I brought some glass home and began the process of glass and me. Ten years later I've come to a whole new place with glass. Melting glass, cutting glass and creating mosaics and kaleidescopes is what it is all about now. No doubt this will change too over time. I continue to pursue creativity as a reason for living."
"At Laughing Turtle Soap Company, quality is no laughing matter. We pride ourselves on individualized care and attention, crafting our products in small batches using superior, all natural ingredients. Quality and fairness are values that we celebrate in all aspects of our business. We will never offer any product that we would not otherwise purchase, nor will we ever sell a product that we do not use in our homes, in our baths, or on our skin."
Leather bracelets, bags and more.
Meena Mahal Arts assisted in the creation of Poetic Threads of Pakistan, a socially conscious, Pakistan-based non-profit organization. PTOP works with artisans from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan to build sustainable livelihoods and preserve cultural hand-crafting traditions. Located along the Afghan border, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa region is generally represented in mainstream media as a site of ongoing conflict and instability; Poetic Threads aims to highlight the positive within the country, sharing their ancient, rich and dynamic art with the world. PTOP teams up with established artisan cooperatives, as well as independent families, who produce everything from Moghul Kundan jewelry to fine embroidery.
Brooke Gold is an art educator and glass-fusing artist who loves melting glass. Layering colors to create depth in her work has been her focus for the last several years. However, as of late she's had fun sculpting her own molds for bowls and vases. Re-purposed glass has allowed her to find new uses for the common wine bottle and insulator caps. These have become fantastic conversation pieces. In addition, Brooke considers her Judaica her most creative work to date. The mezuzahs allow her to work in metals, while the menorahs are complex in the way the fusing is managed.
Sandals, belts, water bottle carriers, and more, made from recycled rope (40% recycled material). Manufacturing takes place both in the U.S. and in Nicaragua, where the company has helped support a small community for the past 12 years. Nomadic has always believed in positive contributions to the world around them, and is committed to remaining true to their roots.
Original designs hand painted on 100% silk, including silk scarves, clothing, paintings, Judaica, and home decor. "Painting has always been a passion for me. Vivid color and pattern are a constant in my work. I have been painting on silk since January of 2000. I have studied many processes of painting on silk, including gutta serti, shibori, and batik techniques. The intensity of the colors you can achieve and the sinuous, illustrative quality of the resist lines draws me in! Watching the dye flow from the brush across the silk is a wonder!"
Project Have Hope works with a group of 100 women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda and helps them transform their lives and the lives of their families. Through the sale of their beautiful, handmade paper bead jewelry, the women can feed their families, send their children to school, and look forward to a richer future.
RBI Drums is a small, owner operated drum building workshop in southern Colorado. They specialize in high quality hand drums such as Ashikos and Djembes, as well as Koras, the calabash backed harp that was played at ¡Globalquerque! 2007 by Senegalese performer Lankandia Cissoko. RBI Drums' founder, Michael Schraud, comes from a long line of woodworkers and is himself an instrument builder, wood turner and musician with many years of experience. The drums are lightweight, easy to play and stay in tune very well.
"Recycled & Revived gives new life to plain, pre-worn t-shirts! I use tie-dye and batik to create fun, new shirts without the new resources. I love New Mexico, and it shows. My tie-dye is subtle and earthy, and my batik designs revolve around native animals, symbols and local events. If you're a fan of our fantastic New Mexican breweries, look for my 'Drink Local' shirt!"
"We sell hemp and organic cotton clothing & accessories, eco-friendly paper products, recycled/upcycled goods, hand-crafted gifts and collectible potteries, locally-produced music, new & used books, and a number of other interesting items. We got into this business because we recognized the need for a focus on natural products, organic clothing and handcrafted goods. Politically and socially-minded media also became an important part of the business."
Original Designs Handmade in Albuquerque! Joanne is a native of New York, having spent most of her life on Long Island. She moved to Albuquerque in August of 1998, having traveled between Long Island and New Mexico for approximately 2 1/2 years before settling in the Southwest. During her adult years on Long Island, there were subtle hints that the Southwest would one day be her home. A constellation that she saw every winter made her look back towards her youth and then forward to her future in New Mexico. Joanne takes her inspiration for jewelry design from the beautiful landscapes and skies of New Mexico while keeping her eye on New York.
Solid fruit- and nutwood picture frames, crates, boxes, wood spoons and wood-handeled knives, milled from trees felled in California, Colorado and New Mexico that are seasoned for at least two years in an arid climate.
Vibrational Medicine specializes in crystals, stones and fossils, carrying thousands of gemstones from New Mexico and around the world. All of the products are meant to be a reflection of spirit and everything can be used as an energy tool to bring us in tune with spirit and to feel blessed, beautiful and happy.
¡Globalquerque! Community Booth
A clearinghouse for local activities and events. Local cultural groups are invited (and encouraged!) to drop off information in the booth to share with the public, including mailing lists and free materials for distribution at the Community Booth.
The Celtic Organizations Of New Mexico
Discover your unknown Celtic roots with the Celtic Organizations Of New Mexico: The Irish-American Society Of New Mexico, Saint Andrew Scottish Society Of New Mexico, and the Rio Grande Valley Celtic Festival & Highland Games.
We are three non-profit groups working to connect the people of New Mexico with a Celtic Heritage that they probably did not know they have. This includes roots in Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany (France), Galicia (Spain) and more. Stop by our information booth and find out what we do and what you have been missing!
"Whether you are in need of relief from pain or simply seeking a relaxing escape, I would be honored to help you reach your goals with massage therapy. Come by my booth for a rejuvenating chair massage and to enter to win a free Swedish massage!"
Kadampa Meditation Center New Mexico is located in Albuquerque and is the main Center for Kadampa Buddhism in New Mexico. Everyone is welcome to find refuge from the challenges of busy modern life, receive clear, practical advice from Buddha’s teachings, and gain inspiration from spiritual friends, including Buddhist monks and nuns. We invite you to relax, reflect and rejuvenate at this spiritual oasis in the heart of the city.
KMC New Mexico offers a full program of Buddhist meditation classes, in-depth study programs and retreats to help increase our compassion, love and wisdom. The methods and practices are suitable for every level of interest. They enable us to find more peace of mind and the happiness and meaning that we long for in our lives.
Visit the booth of KUNM 89.9 FM, New Mexico's premiere public radio station, and pick up free bumper stickers and program guides. Meet the staff and DJs. KUNM—one station, many voices.
Medical support at ¡Globalquerque! will be provided by Oak Street Clinic. The clinic has been open since 2010 and provides a wide range of services to its patients. "We offer walk-in hours so our patients don't have to go to the emergency room when they feel ill. We also offer psychotherapy, bio-identical hormone replacement, medical weight management and nutritional counseling services. Additionally we specialize in medical aesthetics including skin rejuvenation, Botox and filler treatment. Oak Street Clinic provides medical support for community events and sponsors community programs and also provides low cost health care for people who lack insurance. We are Certified Nurse Practitioners, which are nurses with advanced training and clinical skills grounded in a nursing background. Nurses take a holistic approach to healthcare and focus on the family, wellness and health promotion. With a background in bedside nursing, we are able to develop deeper and more meaningful relationships with our patients, and this makes us more effective as their primary healthcare provider."
Original Medicine Acupuncture & Wellness is a locally owned and operated medical clinic practicing Chinese Medicine in Albuquerque's historic Downtown Neighborhood. Our licensed practitioners have decades of experience successfully treating conditions such as chronic pain, anxiety, diabetes, allergies, asthma, depression, fibromyalgia and hypertension. Our doctors have also used acupuncture and herbs with great success in the treament of menopausal symptoms, migraine headaches, peripheral neurophathy, sports injuries and have found it to be effective for weight loss and smoking cessation.
We make delicious South Indian Masala Dosas with a variety of fillings. Vegan, Gluten Free and bursting with flavor! Served with Fresh Honey Sweetened Mint Lemonade.
A fresh idea in street food, Firenze's Wood Fired Pizzas are done just like you'd find on the streets in Italy. The 10" individual sized pizzas start with fresh (local when possible) ingredients and house made dough, sauces and specialty toppings. After assembly by Firenze's "pizzaioli" the pies make their way to the tiles of the Italian constructed oven for a delicate firing at temperatures in excess of 850 degrees Fahrenheit. This "old world" baking technique cooks the pizza in about 90 seconds and creates a tasty char that you can't get from conventional pizza ovens. Visit us in our new home at 900 Park Ave SW.
Offering grilled beef, sausage and portobello sandwiches served on Mexican torta-style bread, as well as empanadas. Gauchito Catering is owned and run by Diego Grant, originally from Argentina but a New Mexican by option. Diego buys fresh food in local stores and farms. He buys the meat from Nelson's Meat and the bread from Helen's Bakery. He prepares the empanada fillings and bakes them. He also prepares the chimichurri sauce. Gauchito offers a unique product with high quality. You will not find anything like it anywhere else in Albuquerque.
The restaurant at the National Hispanic Cultural Center is under new ownership and eager to introduce their food to you at ¡Globalquerque!. La Fonda del Bosque is a modern Latin restaurant with a sweeping universe of flavors, cooking styles and ingredients from the 27 countries comprising Central and South America and the Latino Caribbean islands. The menu is one bold statement after another. They will be offering a fixed price dinner Friday and Saturday from 4-8 PM. Reservations are highly recommended. (Click here for reservations.)
La Vida Mocha is a mobile coffee truck offering all types of coffees and teas, including flavored mochas, lattes, espresso, cappucino and chai. And aguas frescas too!
Nile Cafe's mobile kitchen serves wonderful healthy Mediterranean food with a southwest twist, including gyros, falafel and tabouli. Come and taste a bit of Egypt!
Santa Fe Brewing Company is New Mexico's oldest microbrewery, distributing only naturally conditioned beers in its home state of New Mexico and surrounding states. Santa Fe Brewing Company brews their beer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. All of their beers are made from the finest hops shipped directly from the grower in Washington along with specialty malts imported from the UK. They pride themselves on not only using high quality ingredients but also using no preservatives or pasteurization. Look for the SFBC ¡Globalquerque! Pale Ale!
Van Rixel Bros. Gelato handcrafts authentic, made-from-scratch gelatos and sorbets. We use only local milk and cream and produce small batches to assure premium quality.
Xocoatl Chocolate, now the Chocolate Cartel, began in Taos, New Mexico in 2001 by Certified Master Chocolatier and Chef de Cuisine Scott J. Van Rixel. Immediately his chocolate creations drew wild buzz from locals and visitors, giving brother Tim the opportunity to join the chocolate team soon after. Since then the Chocolate Cartel's popularity has grown beyond New Mexico and throughout the U.S. The Van Rixel brothers remain devoted to handcrafting superb chocolates using only the best, fairly traded chocolate and natural ingredients. Scott's knowledge of ingredients, knack for flavor profiles and overall science of foods has led their creations to rival the finest chocolatiers from around the globe.
Vivác Winery is the creation of brothers Jesse and Chris Padberg, along with their wives, Michele and Liliana Padberg, respectively. In November of 1998 Jesse and Chris embarked on a new mission: "to make the best wine possible and have a good time doing it!" This meant professionally crafted, world-ranked, dry red wines—a first for New Mexico. Through extensive travel around the world and mentorships with other local winemakers, they learned about the wine business in general and more specifically about the wine business in Northern New Mexico. The word "Vivác" is a Spanish term meaning "high-altitude refuge," and Vivác Winery is just that. With record-breaking ratings in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Vivác Winery has earned the title of "Highest Rated Red Wine Producer in New Mexico's History." Sunset Magazine has named Vivác "Notable up and coming wine makers" and "Winery to discover now!" With a commitment to excellence, the Vivác Winery family has pushed the boundaries of what New Mexico wine can be!