Highlighting the art and influences of southwest New Mexico lifestyle, the 21st Annual Charity Antique & Vintage Show is said to attract thousands of people from the United States and around the world featuring pieces of work such as fine arts, antiques, and Native American and Mexican pottery.
Beginning in 1999, the show originally began as a way for traditional artisans and crafters to continue their trading practices that have been passed down for hundreds of years as promoter Terry Schurmeier explains.
Schurmeier says that vendors and attendees of the shows are enthusiasts of the American West with many pieces having a rich history and cultural significance.
Schurmeier and show manager Victoria Roberts brought in a traditional Cochiti Pueblo drum that was made around 1900. While strikingly unique, the drum is only an example of what can be discovered at the show as Roberts states that they have seen anything from wrought iron Spanish colonial cooking tools to
The Great Southwestern Antique & Vintage Show takes place August 3rd and 4th at the Expo New Mexico State Fair Grounds in Albuquerque. To purchase tickets to the event, click here.
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