Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Arts, crafts festivals complement fiesta.(Balloon Fiesta)

Byline: Jane Mahoney

About 300 exhibits have wares on sale

Hundreds of artists and craftspeople from New Mexico and elsewhere will be selling their handcrafted wares at two large outdoor arts and crafts festivals during the Balloon Fiesta. Items ranging from jewelry to pottery, from paintings to wearable art garments, will be among the many items available.

The 12th Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival, under a "Big Top" tent longer than a football field, will open Fridays through Sundays at Interstate 25 and Paseo del Norte. Although there is no charge for parking, there is a $4 admission fee to the festival. More than 250 exhibitors will be on hand in this juried arts and crafts event. …

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