In Santa Fe, New Mexico, along the south side of the Palace of The Governors, sit Native American artists and craftspeople who sell their handmade goods to tourists and local Santa Feans almost every day of the year, rain or shine. The 900+ vendors represent forty-one tribes, pueblos, chapters and villages in New Mexico, the Navajo Nation, and parts of Arizona. The Vendors Committee creates and enforces rules for those who sell their work under the portal. The rules emphasize authenticity (a maker's mark is required on all goods), traditional materials, and handmade work produced as generations of Native artisans have created it.

The vendors at the Palace of the Governors sell only the highest quality merchandise: handmade by the vendors themselves, not mass-produced or imported. How can you tell the difference between real handmade art and cheap knock-offs? Check out our Guide to Buying Native American Art. Looking for the perfect present or keepsake? Items in the Artists Directory are for sale!

Featured Artist:
Vicky Calabaza