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.
"Embudo Fabric Design is a small, family owned business that specializes in one of a kind originally designed silk screened Potholders. We produce all of our pieces out of our home studio in Dixon, New Mexico. We hand mix our own colors and hand screen our pieces in order to insure that the colors we see in our natural surroundings can be genuinely reproduced onto our garments. By doing this we hope to bring some of the beauty we see each day to our customers."
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.
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.
Leather bracelets, bags and more.
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.
Hand built pottery made in Sarah Sadler's home studio in Corrales, NM. Her vessels try to capture the forms and shapes she sees in the human body—a hip, a shoulder—and plants—the shaft and arc of a stem, the opening of a flower—in the shapes of her pots. The pots are usually polished raw clay body on the outside, some with glaze on the inside, to honor the voice of the pot by trying not to distract from its form.
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.
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.
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!
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!