The Global Village is returning to ¡Globalquerque! 2018 and promises to be a real highlight of this year’s festival. Roughly 30 booths of international crafts, culture and cuisine will be available for your browsing and shopping pleasure. Come early so you’ll have plenty of time to explore the diverse offerings. Food and drink will be available until late in the evening, but the craft booths will shut down around 8 or 9. Local cultural groups are invited to bring information about their activities, put out mailing lists and free materials for distribution at the Community Booth.
– Friday: 4 PM to close
– Saturday: 10:30 AM to close
Note: The Global Village will be open during the free day programming, from 10:30 AM to 4 PM on Saturday.
Elevate Nepal focuses on rebuilding infrastructure damaged in the 2015 earthquakes. Their current fundraising goals are geared towards the reconstruction of a 700-student primary school that was destroyed in the earthquake. They sell hemp bags and raffle paintings that were imported from Nepal as a way to generate additional funding. All products are made of material grown, harvested and manufactured on the free trade market in Nepal.
“Embudo Fabric Design is a small, family owned business that specializes in one of a kind originally designed silk screened Potholders. We produce all of our pieces out of our home studio in Dixon, New Mexico. We hand mix our own colors and hand screen our pieces in order to insure that the colors we see in our natural surroundings can be genuinely reproduced onto our garments. By doing this we hope to bring some of the beauty we see each day to our customers.”
HoonArts is dedicated to bringing unique, high quality handmade arts and crafts from Tajikistan and other countries along the Great Silk Road to the US market, using Fair Trade principles. HoonArts is the fusion of the Tajik word “hoonar” or “hunar,” meaning “art” or “craft,” and the English word “arts.” We hope that HoonArts will serve as the first major handicrafts bridge between Tajikistan and the US, helping to preserve and promote traditional Tajik handicrafts while also promoting economic development for the artisans.
Theresa Laferriere of Laughing Hare Hot Glass creates stained glass and fused stained glass mosaics. “In 1994 an old friend of mine was killed in a boating accident in Alaska. Because I could not attend her funeral, I decided to go down to the Rio Grande River and say goodbye to her there. That was the day I found the glass dump. Piles and piles of glass left over from garbage discarded many years ago. I knew instantly that I was supposed to do something with this glass. I spent that day building glass sculpture at the dump, and I came back the next day and did the same thing. Needless to say I brought some glass home and began the process of glass and me. Ten years later I’ve come to a whole new place with glass. Melting glass, cutting glass and creating mosaics and kaleidoscopes is what it is all about now. No doubt this will change too over time. I continue to pursue creativity as a reason for living. See glass, enjoy light!”
Guitar straps individually designed & handwoven by Annie MacHale. “For the last 40 years, I have been weaving colorful straps on an inkle loom. Each one is woven in a unique pattern, created spontaneously in the setup process. Playing with color and pattern is an endless joy for me. I use cotton for the best quality and feel. The straps are soft, strong, flexible, breathable and very comfortable. I make straps for many types of instruments, cameras, luggage, purses, etc. If you carry it, I can make a strap for it.”
We proudly offer Traditional Healing Arts inspired by Latin American and Ayurvedic techniques, as well as Herbal-infused Artisan Hand-Crafted Organic Therapeutics in small batches from our studio in Albuquerque. Unique gift ideas for those you love or to pamper yourself.
¡Globalquerque! Community Booth
A clearinghouse for local activities and events. Local cultural groups are invited (and encouraged!) to drop off information in the booth to share with the public, including mailing lists and free materials for distribution at the Community Booth.
Visit the booth of KUNM 89.9 FM, New Mexico’s premiere public radio station, and pick up free bumper stickers and program guides. Meet the staff and DJs. KUNM—one station, many voices.
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A fresh idea in street food, Firenze’s Wood Fired Pizzas are done just like you’d find on the streets in Italy. The 10″ individual sized pizzas start with fresh (local when possible) ingredients and house made dough, sauces and specialty toppings. After assembly by Firenze’s “pizzaioli” the pies make their way to the tiles of the Italian constructed oven for a delicate firing at temperatures in excess of 850 degrees Fahrenheit. This “old world” baking technique cooks the pizza in about 90 seconds and creates a tasty char that you can’t get from conventional pizza ovens.
The exotic locale of Lamu Island, off the coast of Kenya, with its fusion of Swahili of European, Arabic and Indian influences, is at the heart of Owner-Chef Ahmed Obo’s spirited cuisine. It was there, in his mother’s aromatic kitchen, that Ahmed mastered his homeland’s unique gastronomic delights, beginning a culinary adventure that would ultimately lead him to New Mexico. Come dine with us and enjoy a journey into Africa and the Caribbean!
Santa Fe Brewing Company is New Mexico’s oldest microbrewery, distributing only naturally conditioned beers in its home state of New Mexico and surrounding states. Santa Fe Brewing Company brews their beer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. All of their beers are made from the finest hops shipped directly from the grower in Washington along with specialty malts imported from the UK. They pride themselves on not only using high quality ingredients but also using no preservatives or pasteurization. Look for the SFBC ¡Globalquerque! Pale Ale!
Vivác Winery is the creation of brothers Jesse and Chris Padberg, along with their wives, Michele and Liliana Padberg, respectively. In November of 1998 Jesse and Chris embarked on a new mission: “to make the best wine possible and have a good time doing it!” This meant professionally crafted, world-ranked, dry red wines—a first for New Mexico. Through extensive travel around the world and mentorships with other local winemakers, they learned about the wine business in general and more specifically about the wine business in Northern New Mexico. The word “Vivác” is a Spanish term meaning “high-altitude refuge,” and Vivác Winery is just that. With record-breaking ratings in Wine Enthusiast Magazine, Vivác Winery has earned the title of “Highest Rated Red Wine Producer in New Mexico’s History.” Sunset Magazine has named Vivác “Notable up and coming wine makers” and “Winery to discover now!” With a commitment to excellence, the Vivác Winery family has pushed the boundaries of what New Mexico wine can be!