After 46 years of producing the third largest market on the Santa Fe Plaza, Girls Inc. of Santa Fe has made the difficult decision to no longer host our annual Arts and Crafts Show.

Held on the first weekend of August, the show has served as an annual fundraiser to support the Girls Inc. mission to inspire local girls to be Strong (healthy), Smart (educated) and Bold (independent) through mentoring and research-based programming.

However, over the past several years, mounting regulations, difficulty filling booths, and increased fees have led to a significant decline in funds raised to support our non-profit organization.

While we have worked hard to maintain the event because we care deeply for our artists, vendors, volunteers, donors, visitors, and the community, it is no longer fiscally viable to continue the show. Our focus must remain on our mission to serve girls and help them reach their full potential.

We are tremendously grateful to the Santa Fe community for supporting this show for so many years. During the run of the Arts and Craft Show, we welcomed some of the finest artists, locally and nationally, and have enjoyed the support of countless volunteers who have given their time and talent.

Moving forward, Girls Inc. will continue to host its new fundraiser Conquer Heights-Empower Girls, an urban rappelling event at La Fonda on the Plaza. We welcome everyone to learn more about this event, scheduled for August 3, 2019, by visiting girlsincofsantafe.org/conquer-heights-empower-girls

 

Kim Brown

CEO

Girls Inc. of Santa Fe.