The Artisan Materials Expo — created & sponsored by Artisan Santa Fe, with stores in Santa Fe & Albuquerque — began back in 1997. Peter Hopper from HK Holbein was sitting around having a few beers with Artisan co-founder Jack Young, and commented, “Everybody would love to come to Santa Fe if you guys had a national consumer show.” Jack looked at me and said, “Ron, that sounds like a good idea. Why don’t you explore it?”
That was it! Our first Artisan Materials Expo was held in 2000. In our 7th Biennial Expo in 2016, we had 76 booths, 120 workshops, and numerous Free Demos. In 2018, it will again be even larger, and again held at Buffalo Thunder Resort in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Please join us!