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.
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Paintings, drawings, unique hand-crafted tee-shirts, greeting cards, prints, fabric design and more.
Divine Nature Arts is a collection of unique artwork by New Mexican visionary artist, Ramona Snow Teo. Her “up-cycled” earrings and accessories are made from used bike tire tubes; her clothing is locally screen-printed with original designs; and her stickers, prints, and laser-etched crystals are inspired by the fractal geometries of nature. The mandala is a constant theme in her artwork. Ramona’s latest project, The Jade Oracle, is a 52-card oracle deck featuring the deities and symbols of Ancient Mexico.
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.”
ETHEREAL is part of a family-owned business of makers known as Random Acts of Brilliance. We have been creating a variety of unique works of art for over ten years. We express our individual visions using our own chosen mediums. We carry an array of works including screen printed t-shirts, patches, and odd printed, dyed and altered clothing, and vinyl stickers. We also produce paintings, collage, handmade books, and cardboard art.
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.
Kumbengo Koras are created at the workshop of Renaissance Builders Instruments in southern Colorado. We also build fine African and Latin style hand drums such as Djembes, Ashikos, DunDuns, and Congas under the name RBI Drums.
La Parada offers a rich and eclectic array of items from local artists and artisans from around the world. Talavera garden pottery and benches from Mexico, oil-drum art from Haiti, textiles from Brazil and India, jewelry from Oaxaca, and folk art from New Mexican artists are examples of items you will find at La Parada. You can also visit us at our Albuquerque North Valley home in a historic stage-coach stop on a 13 acre property of lush grass and alfalfa (8917 4th Street NW). There we host free community events several times a year like Día de los Muertos Celebration & Workshop in October, North Fourth Holiday Stop & Shop in December, Women & Creativity in March, Cinco de Mayo Folk Art & Music Festival in May, and the Summer Solstice Sale in June.
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!”
Project Have Hope works with a group of 100 women in the Acholi Quarter of Uganda and helps them transform their lives and the lives of their families. Through the sale of their beautiful, handmade paper bead jewelry, the women can feed their families, send their children to school, and look forward to a richer future.
Sean’s artwork has been featured on internationally distributed beer labels (Cerveza de los Muertos), nationally distributed wine labels (La Catrina Vino) and New Mexico Lottery Scratchers, for which she received a national award for top scratcher design. She is an award-winning 5th generation Spanish Colonial artist and juried member of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society in the retablo category, promoting the traditional arts through her television show, New Mexican Santera. She is proud to be a Little Sister from the Big Brother Big Sister program of New Mexico. Through art, Sean aspires to bring an appreciation for the Hispanic traditions and culture of Northern New Mexico to a broader audience. Sean received “Best Visual Artist 2016” by the readers of Albuquerque the Magazine.
Your skin is the largest sensory organ you possess. It is also the most exposed to environmental elements and damage. Our body care is designed to help you cherish and care for yourself while feeling and smelling awesome.
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.
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At SunPower® by Positive Energy Solar, we firmly believe that It Pays to Be Positive™. By combining best-in-class solar technology with expertise and superior customer service, we have brought clean, efficient solar energy to thousands of homes and businesses across New Mexico. Since 1997, our top-tier team has been designing and installing photovoltaic (PV) systems for our customers. We are a trusted source for helping residents and business owners in New Mexico become energy independent with a beautiful custom solar design. They’ll also be powering the Cottonwood Stage on Saturday!
“There is something special about the perfect French crepe. And that is what Amazing Crepes is all about! Sweet or savory offerings with a mad variety of toppings, from traditional French crepes to crepes with a New Mexican twist to the special ¡Globalquerque! crepe, there is an Amazing Crepe for all tastes!”
For centuries, wood fired ovens have been the center of the community and the place where exceptional food and the best memories are made. Today is not so different, especially in New Mexico, as we see many cultures within our state continue their family traditions gathering around the beloved horno. HAWT Pizza Co. was born out of a dream of sharing the same sense of community while celebrating the deliciousness of rustic Italian cuisine with you. BTW, HAWT is an acronym for “Have A Wonderful Time”. This is always our goal for you and your guests.
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!
Our mission is to offer high quality, probiotic teas that taste good, feel good, and do good. We’re building a socially responsible food business that pays high wages, supports sustainable farming, reduces food waste and listens to our community’s needs. Join us.
“Home of the Go-Go Green Chile Spice Mix.” Dip mixes, spice blends, rubs and more from Lawrence J. Clark, aka the “Mountain Man Gourmet.”
Chef Nath carries on the spirit of Khmer cuisine by delivering the best-quality ingredients, carefully balanced, but draws from her Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese heritage to create dishes all her own. Her creative instincts draw her to innovative cooking methods and integration of local ingredients such as Hatch red chile or dry roasted cumin and coriander. Chef Nath often blends in grated daikon and legumes to add depth, body and nutrients to her dishes. You will find Chef Nath’s creations surprising, engaging and satisfying, true to the tradition and always ready to incorporate the best new ingredients the market can deliver.
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!