Don't miss one of the top shows in the country! Now in its 30th year, the Rio Grande Arts & Crafts Festival will take place in the big white tent at Sandia Resort & Casino. Coinciding with the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, the festival features 200 fine artists and craftsmen from across the nation-creating a truly one-of-a-kind celebration of the arts!
Beneath the ‘Big White Tent' patrons will find a kaleidoscope of color and activity; perfectly complementing the hot air balloons floating overhead. Festival goers can explore a lively market that features the works of 200 painters, sculptors, potters, photographers, jewelers and more. Artists sell directly to patrons, many of them giving demonstrations and sharing stories behind their pieces.