A half-mile walk earns one access to over 100 galleries, artist studios, jewelers, boutiques, restaurants, and much more in Santa Fe.

Few fine art events can offer so much within such a small area. The Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out packs over 100 galleries and many more artists into one half-mile. Organizers say, “Since its early Native American and Spanish roots, Canyon Road has been a trail of abundance — initially as a farming community, later as the site of an art colony, and today as one of the country’s top shopping experiences. While gracious adobe architecture gives Canyon Road its Old World charm, diversity is its claim to fame. Whether you prefer contemporary, traditional, or Native American fine art, it’s all here, including paintings, indoor and outdoor sculptures, glass, jewelry, clothing, accessories, home furnishings, gifts, antiques, rugs, folk art and crafts. The array of specialty shops, boutiques, and galleries is vast.”
As the popularity of the event continues to grow, organizers expand the scope, adding sculptors to the roster in 2014. This year the event is open to all creative artists in any medium, which is sure to guarantee the best festival yet. Organized by the Canyon Road Merchants Association, the scheduled events offer amazing opportunities for the public to witness artists working en plein air who actively involve onlookers in the creative process.
Looking to relax indoors? Over 100 galleries line the street, each offering world-class art from artists around the world. A complete list of the galleries can be found here. Beginning Friday, October 16, the Canyon Road’s eighth annual events kick off with an Art Walk before the Paint Out & Sculpt Out begins on Saturday, October 17, at 10 a.m. in the Historic District of Santa Fe, New Mexico.
To learn more, visit the Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out.
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Andrew Webster is the former Editor of Fine Art Today and worked as an editorial and creative marketing assistant for Streamline Publishing. Andrew graduated from The University of North Carolina at Asheville with a B.A. in Art History and Ceramics. He then moved on to the University of Oregon, where he completed an M.A. in Art History. Studying under scholar Kathleen Nicholson, he completed a thesis project that investigated the peculiar practice of embedded self-portraiture within Christian imagery during the 15th and early 16th centuries in Italy.


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