When are Santa Fe’s art galleries open?

Generally, our member galleries are open daily year-round and including weekends. Some of our members in the Railyard district are closed on Sundays.

When are gallery openings?

Most are on Friday evenings.

Is there a first-Friday art walk?

Actually, there is such a substantial art scene in Santa Fe that there is something going on EVERY Friday of the month, not just first Fridays! Visit the SFGA Facebook page, or if you’re in town, pick up a copy of THE Magazine for specifics about what’s happening this weekend.

Canyon Road is where all the galleries are, right?

There are approximately 40 member galleries on Canyon Road, but there are about 30 more in downtown Santa Fe, a dozen in the Railyard district around Guadalupe Street, and even more to discover in off-the-beaten-path locations in our city of about 70,000 people. Pick up a print copy of our annual ArtMap when you’re in town, or download the PDF to learn more.

Where can I get an ArtMap?

Download the PDF, or find a print edition at visitor’s centers, downtown hotels, member galleries and museums, or sidewalk dropboxes along the Plaza, in the Railyard, or on Canyon Road.

I’m an artist looking for gallery representation. Can you help me?

This is not a service SFGA provides. Our purpose is to offer professional development for gallerists and museum professionals, and to promote Santa Fe as a travel destination for art collectors. However, we recognize that artists are essential to the creative economy and that with so many galleries in Santa Fe, it’s difficult to know where to begin! We suggest downloading the ArtMap. Then, use it as a checklist as you visit the websites of our member galleries to discern which ones are looking for new artists and what their submission guidelines are.

I have a piece of art I bought in Santa Fe a while back, but I don’t remember the name of the artist or the gallery. Can you take a look at it and tell me if it’s worth anything?

You’re seeking art appraisal. Use the internet search term “Santa Fe art appraisal” to find a service that suits your needs.


Photo credit: Douglas Merriam Photography, Inc.