Created: 12/26/2013 8:51 AM
By: The Associated Press
ALBUQUERQUE (AP) - This marked the first year for Winter Spanish Market to be held in Albuquerque, and organizers say it was a success.
The two-day event organized by the Spanish Colonial Arts Society drew some 5,000 people. That number is more than twice the visitors the event had drawn in Santa Fe in recent years.
Marketing director Maggie Magalnick tells The New Mexican the plan is to hold the winter arts and crafts festival in Albuquerque again next year.
She says the idea to move to Albuquerque was to open the venue to a new audience. A total of 100 artists participated.
The art society started the summertime Spanish Market in 1965. That event draws up to 40,000 visitors.
There are no plans to move the summer market from Santa Fe.
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