The Global Village is returning to ¡Globalquerque! 2015 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.
Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts Shop is owned and managed by three local female artists: Valerie Isenhower, Charlene Kalbfell and Jennifer Spradlin. Their mission is to provide a fun and casual shopping environment with original art made by artists in New Mexico. Items include fine art photographs, natural jewelry creations, and decorative tiles.
HoonArts is dedicated to bringing unique, high quality handmade arts and crafts from Tajikistan and other countries along the Great Silk Road to the US market, using Fair Trade principles. HoonArts is the fusion of the Tajik word "hoonar" or "hunar," meaning "art" or "craft," and the English word "arts." We hope that HoonArts will serve as the first major handicrafts bridge between Tajikistan and the US, helping to preserve and promote traditional Tajik handicrafts while also promoting economic development for the artisans.
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.
Maria's Mayan Creations
Jewelry by Anndria Cornish. "Connecting with nature, whether on an island or in the mountains, has brought me inherently closer to the stones I use in my collections. I create from my mind and heart to bring people who wear my creations closer to beauty as nature intended. I travel the continent to find inspiration but it is at home in my New Mexico studio that I bring my inspirations to life. Whether wearing a statement piece for esoteric beauty or wearing a piece for its healing properties, how gems grow in their purest form is something everyone should have a chance to experience."
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.
Guitar straps individually designed & handwoven by Annie MacHale. "While a young woman in my teens, I discovered the inkle loom and weaving became a lifelong passion. This type of loom makes narrow pieces, no more than 6” in width. Within this narrow constraint, there are endless possibilities for combining colors into patterns. My idea in creating a woven piece is that it should be both functional and beautiful. I get great enjoyment out of what I do. I play with color, so you can, too!"
E. Christina Herr is a singer, songwriter, musician, artist and jewelry designer living in New Mexico. "I Design & Hand Make Jewelry, Aprons, Accessories and more for Cowgirls & Cowboys , Dia De Los Muertos & Folklorico lovers, Mermaids, Gypsies, Brides, Bridesmaids & Flower Girls, Dreamers, Philosophers, Divas, Mods and Rockers!"
¡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.
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.