This past weekend, the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market arrived in the capital. This eclectic art market showcases thousands of artisans, representing about 60 different countries. The market stands for more than just a weekend shopping experience. Artists see it as an opportunity to not only share a piece of their culture but, in return, receive profits that help sustain entire communities. With many indigenous cultures diminishing at a rapid rate, events like the International Folk Art Market help provide the income needed to create water sources, transportation means, or new technologies. So, you can shop knowing that each purchase you make will be going towards making positive change, globally. If you did not have a chance to make it out this year, do not worry, the International Folk Art Market visits Santa Fe each summer! Start planning now, so you can take the time to immerse yourself in the wide array of cultures and expand your worldview.