Canyon Road Arts District
Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road, is a winding thoroughfare lined with centuries-old adobes teeming with art. More than 40 member galleries are found in Santa Fe’s longest-established arts district. Once a residential street, Canyon Road’s status as an art center dates back to the early 20th Century when five emerging painters—Will Shuster, Fremont Ellis, Walter Mruk, Jozef Bakos, and Willard Nash—who dubbed themselves “Los Cinco Pintores,” made it their home.
On today’s Canyon Road, you can find classic Santa Fe art from this period as well as contemporary and modern work all before stopping for tapas and flamenco at El Farol, the first and oldest restaurant in Santa Fe.
Railyard Arts District
In 2016, Santa Fe’s newest arts district was voted one of the nation’s 10 Best Art Districts in a USA Today Readers Choice poll. Here, along Guadalupe Street and near the railroad tracks, the spaces are big and contemporary, and the art is, too. Culture vultures also enjoy nearby SITE Santa Fe, the Santa Fe Farmer’s Market, author George R.R. Martin’s Jean Cocteau Cinema, and free summertime events in Railyard Park.
Look for later hours and opening receptions here the last Friday of the month.
Downtown Arts + Museum District
In walking distance to most of the city’s major hotels, the heart of Santa Fe beats with art. Here, in this area on and surrounding the Plaza, you’ll find more than 30 member galleries plus the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, New Mexico Museum of Art, and Native American pottery and jewelry vendors under the portal at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum.
In summer, enjoy free live music on the Plaza, courtesy of Santa Fe Bandstand.