08 Jun The #1 Destination for the Santa Fe Art Lover
When searching for a prime destination for art lovers this summer, Santa Fe might not be the first place that comes to the minds of potential visitors. However, Canyon Road is here to prove them wrong. Situated just east of the Santa Fe Plaza, Canyon Road houses galleries featuring paintings, sculptures, and fine and contemporary art as well as restaurants and boutique shopping. The area has been deemed as an art lover’s mecca and highlights a variety of mediums used to emphasize art. Its plethora of art galleries showcase renowned works by famed artists such as Fernando Botero, and offer a look at historical and cultural treasures such as hand-woven Navajo rugs and Southwestern wood carvings.
Many of the galleries and shops along Canyon Road are housed in historic Adobe buildings adorned with vividly-colored flowers, which speaks to the beauty of Santa Fe’s history. With more than 50 different galleries along the street, guests are sure to discover beautiful and artful findings from sculptures and paintings to jewelry and pottery. Art installations are often on display outside along the Road and visitors are treated to the delightfully spicy aroma of chile peppers filling the air from nearby eateries.
Both Santa Fe visitors and locals enjoy strolling down the streets of the arts district and experiencing art outdoors. From the variety of art to the pueblo architecture, Canyon Road is the perfect place for any and every art lover looking to dive into the culture of Santa Fe.
For information on galleries, restaurants, shopping, and special events, visit the Canyon Road website.
*Photo courtesy of SantaFe.org