Friday, June 27, 2008


Become an integral part of making Indian Market Happen
The Southwestern Association for Indian Arts (SWAIA) is calling for volunteers to help produce Santa Fe Indian Market. In 2008, Indian Market takes place August 23 & 24, 2008. Hundreds of positions are available to interested volunteers. Volunteers are needed in SWAIA's Santa Fe office beginning in May, with more positions available beginning in June and increasing to hundreds for the weeks before Market in August.

SWAIA volunteers have a wide range of skills and interests. Possibilities for volunteers include helping staff to answer calls and prepare materials in our office, providing information to visitors or selling beverages during Market, and even being a part of SWAIA's grand Preview of Award-Winning Art. SWAIA also encourages teams of volunteers-like family members, workplace associates or old friends-to work together with SWAIA in accomplishing some of the huge tasks we have, like setting up the hundreds of artist booths in the hours before market.

"I look forward to meeting and working with the dedicated individuals who return year after year to volunteer at the Santa Fe Indian Market," said Elizabeth Harris, SWAIA Development Associate. "And I also look forward to welcoming new people. The time and energy that volunteers bring to SWAIA is really important to us, and much of the success of Indian Market rests on their shoulders."

Those wishing to volunteer are encouraged to download a volunteer sign-up form from SWAIA's website at Volunteers can also contact Elizabeth Harris by email at or by phone at 505-983-5220 extension 238. For more information about SWAIA or the Santa Fe Indian Market, please visit SWAIA's website at or call 505-983-5220

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