IT’S TIME FOR ZOZOFEST

AND THE ZOZOBRA

ART EXHIBIT

Come to Santa Fe Place Mall to get

A FIRST LOOK AT ZOZOBRA

ZozoFest is back and the FUN IS FREE!

It’s that time of year again –– time to meet Santa Fe’s iconic disrupter, the king of gloom, trouble-maker extraordinaire –– ZOZOBRA himself!
Gather the gang and head Southside to be among the first to meet Old Man Gloom at the FREE Annual ZozoFest and Zozobra Art Show, sponsored by Del Norte Credit Union and the Del Norte LOV Foundation, Friday through Sunday, August 26-28, 2022, in the space next to Boot Barn on the western end of Santa Fe Place Mall at 4250 Cerrillos Rd, Santa Fe, NM, 87507.
Come get a first look at Zozobra in person before he travels to Fort Marcy Park to meet his immortal foe, the Fire Spirit, at the 98th Annual Burning of Zozobra on Friday, September 2, 2022 at Fort Marcy Park.

 

This year, the Zozobra Decades Project takes Zozobra into the 1990s, the time of boy bands, Rugrats, plaid shirts and Pokémon cards. Who better than Zozobra himself to give everyone a totally rad way to connect to Santa Fe’s most historic tradition?
The Zozobra Art Exhibit recognizes the importance of Zozobra as an icon for the City of Santa Fe and ZozoFest brings inspired depictions of Santa Fe’s favorite monster together in one place. Dedicated collectors can purchase one-of-a-kind artwork in a variety of media. Hundreds of drawings created by Santa Fe Public School students will be on display, showcasing the enduring love for Santa Fe’s oldest malcontent.
“When the Kiwanis Club builds Zozobra, we accept that we also have to get rid of him,” says Zozobra Event Chair Ray Sandoval. “This is his purpose but the artwork created in his likeness lets him stay alive all year-round as a meaningful part of our history and culture. The art show is for all artists, all ages and all media –– and it doesn’t matter if it’s their first art show or their 100th!”

 

The Zozobra Art Show will have lots of fun items on display: historic artwork, paintings, drawings, prints photography and contemporary works for sale by local artists.
Friday, August 26, 2022, 5 – 8 pm 
  • First chance to see Zozobra 2022 in all his gloomy glory
  • Get into an 90s mood with hot tunes, which will sound even better if you’re dressed 90s style – check out the mall shops for a great look!
  • Take selfies with Zozobra photobombing over your shoulder.
  • Stuff your glooms inside Zozobra to make your worries go up in smoke when he gets torched.
  • Get first dibs on collectible one-of-a-kind Zozobra art.
Saturday, August 27, 2022, 10 am – 6 pm 
  • Admire the amazing Zozobra Art Exhibit.
  • Score the new Zozobra merchandise and collectibles.
  • Meet Zozobra poster artist, Bobby Sandoval.
  • Make your own Zozobra Art at the free crafts tables
  • Rock out to a 90s playlist of your favorite tunes.
Sunday, August 28, 2022, 12 – 4 pm:  
  • Last chance to see the Zozobra Art Exhibit

 

THE GOOD NEWS:

You can purchase 2022 Zozobra Tickets, Posters,

T-Shirts and Collectibles at

ZOZOFEST

General Admission Tickets will be on sale $20 each, take $5 off with the New Mexico residents discount; kids 10 & under free. Express Entry tickets $25 with $5 off for New Mexico residents. Buy in advance and save! General Admission tickets will be $25 and Express Entry will be $30 on ZOZOBRA DAY ONLY, Friday, September 2, 2022.
General Admission and Express Entry Tickets are available for purchase online at https://burnzozobra.com or at these in-person ticket locations!
  • NUSENDA CREDIT UNION
  • DEL NORTE CREDIT UNION
  • U.S. EAGLE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION
  • GUADALUPE CREDIT UNION
  • STATE EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION
As for only-in-Santa-Fe experiences, nothing is more amazing than Zozobra Premium Viewing AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY AT https://burnzozobra.com/ If not sold out Premium Viewing ticket prices increase by 10% on Friday, September 2, 2022, Zozobra Day only.
Posters, tees and other great Zozobra gear are available online at burnzozobra.com and will be available at the ZozoFest Merchandise Booth from Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28 and at the Burning of Zozobra, Friday, September 2 at Ft. Marcy Park.

Get this year’s cool 2022

ZozobraGear!

The Official 2022 Zozobra Poster created by Bobby Sandoval and the 2022 Youth Poster by Su Walker will be available at both the ZozoFest Merchandise Booth and the Burning of Zozobra on Friday, September 2.
(Top) The Official 2022 Zozobra T-Shirt designed by Jim Cruz and the Zozobra 2022 Youth T-shirt designed by Felix Medrano
(Bottom) Toddler T-shirt and the 2022 Commemorative T-shirt

 

REMEMBER TO SAVE THE DATE

TO SAY GOOD-BYE TO GLOOM AT

THE 98TH BURNING OF ZOZOBRA

ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2, 2022

Coming to Zozobra in person? No COVID restrictions. Masks are optional but encouraged and free masks will be available at the venue, along with increased hand-washing stations and hand sanitizer.
Can’t come to Zozobra? Your $15 donation in place of a New Mexico residents’ ticket purchase at this linhttps://burnzozobra.com/ helps Kiwanis keep this cherished event alive and fund programs that help our youth. That’s right! After Zozobra pays its bills, the net proceeds go to fund nonprofits that help our kids. And that $15 you donate–– the same amount as a movie ticket or two lattes –– means that our Kiwanis mission of helping kids dream, learn, grow, and thrive can continue.
Please consider pitching in. We’re counting on you. You’ll make your life less gloomy knowing that you made a child’s life brighter! Thanks!

 

 

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