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Canyon Road Arts District
Santa Fe is an art town with over 200 galleries. The largest concentration is on historic Canyon Road. Stroll this charming byway and check out the galleries that call to you. Know what genres... Read More
Santa Fe is an art town with over 200 galleries. The largest concentration is on historic Canyon Road. Stroll this charming byway and check out the galleries that call to you. Know what genres interest you? The Santa Fe Gallery Association lists their members by category. Many galleries showcase sculptures out front or in sculpture gardens out back. These art houses welcome visitors and are staffed by knowledgeable people who can answer any questions. For serious collectors, the galleries may be able to arrange meetings with their artists if they live in the area. Friday evenings, especially during summers and holidays, bring artist openings which are generally held between 5 and 7pm. Some offer refreshments and even live music. There are also clusters of galleries on Lincoln and Palace Avenues downtown as well as other scattered locations. The Railyard District has become home to a number of contemporary galleries.
PO Box 9245
Santa Fe, NM 8754-9245
- Free Things to Do: "Canyon Road goes uphill. Start at the top and walk down – it's easier. Santa Fe Pick-up, a free shuttle service, goes from the Railyard through downtown to the top of Canyon Road. Check the city's website for pick-up spots and times."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Gallery hopping in Santa Fe is part of the overall experience in this city, one of the most vibrant art markets in the USA.