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Making Art in Santa Fe

Santa Fe Workshops
Internationally acclaimed photographers teach week-long workshops in all types of photography.

The Printmaking Center
Monotype, solar plate printing, encaustic painting, woodblock printing- just a few of the workshops offered by local and nationally acclaimed artists.


Get Smart

Lannan Foundation
Where else will you hear luminaries like AS Byatt, Gore Vidal and Margaret Atwood and Howard Zinn read from their latest works? The Lannan Foundation is based in Santa Fe and hosts literary thought-fests in winter/spring at affordable prices.

St Johns College
The Classics are right here in Santa Fe- check out St. Johns summer programs and continuing education programs.

Hands on workshops for living sustainably in Santa Fe.


Santa Fe Community

Santa Fe Convention & Visitor’s Bureau
Begin your reconnaissance trip to Santa Fe here, at the Santa Fe Convention and Visitors Bureau website. Book a hotel, check out special events and make the most of your time.

Palace of the Governors
If there is one building that summarizes Santa Fe history it is the Palace of the Governors, an American Treasure and a registered National Historic Landmark. Plan to take one of their ‘Blue Gate’ walking tours of downtown to understand the importance of the river and the acequia madre.

New Mexico History Museum

El Rancho de las Golindrinas
If you really want to experience historic Santa Fe you need to visit El Rancho de las Golondrinas about 15 miles south of Santa Fe. The living history museum was once an important stop on the Camino Real. The 200 acre ‘rancho’ is in a rural valley southwest of Santa Fe called ‘La Cienega’ – a bucolic village where acequias still water the orchards and small farms of the locals.

Santa Fe Community Foundation
‘We make it easy to care for Santa Fe’ sums it up for the Santa Fe Community Foundation. This tax exempt public charity will help you channel and fund resources for community projects that cover all phases of quality of life for Santa Feans.

Santa Fe Alliance

Santa Fe Southern Railroad
Book a ride on the spur line that connects Santa Fe (in the historic Railyard, California Mission depot)-with the main station in Lamy, southeast of Santa Fe. You’ll get a good look at the open, high desert prairie and the vast sky that defines the landscape southeast of Santa Fe.


Arts & Culture

El Camino Real (The Royal Road)
The Royal Road linked Spain with New Spain/Mexico and eventually the United States. Santa Fe was one of the northern most destinations on this vital 1500 mile trade route. This site is a great educational resource and also provides a driving tour of the historic trail as it wends through New Mexico.

Site Santa Fe
Site Santa Fe brings internationally recognized art and artists to Santa Fe. Peruse this site to see the breadth of exhibitions SITE Santa Fe has mounted in its relatively short history and get a preview on the next international biennial.

Southwestern Association for Indian Arts
Southwestern Association for Indian Arts is the umbrella organization for the exhibition and support of traditional and contemporary Native American arts, primarily from the southwestern United States. SWAI sponsors Santa Fe’s mammoth summer Indian Market and another smaller market in the winter. Check out this site if you are interested in volunteering for either event.

The Lensic – Santa Fe’s Performing Arts Center
Dance, concerts, theatre, literary readings, community events—the Lensic is the performing arts center in the heart of Santa Fe. The restored movie palace lights up year round with big talent presented in a intimate state of the art theatre.

Center for Contemporary Arts
The Center for Contemporary Arts (CCA) is the grassroots art center for contemporary artists working in all mediums. It’s mission is to support the evolution of the arts through exhibitions and educational programs. It also houses the ‘cinematheque’. A great resource for artists and art supporters wanting to get involved in the Santa Fe art community.


Body, Mind, Spirit

Santa Fe Wine & Chile Fiesta
Santa Fe is a world class culinary destination and this is the event to prove it. Check out this site to find out more about the annual event.

Ghost Ranch
Wake up amid the red rocks of Georgia O’Keeffe country – Ghost Ranch offers educational programs of all sorts and lodging for those wanting full immersion in the northern New Mexico landscape.

Ski Santa Fe
Yes, Santa Fe has a ski area just up the road (18miles) from the plaza with runs that satisfy the novice as well as the serious skier/boarder.

Public Lands Information Center
Where to go fishing, hiking, biking, cross-country skiing, horse pack trips - this is the place to get maps and information on conditions in the backcountry surrounding Santa Fe. You can also get permits at this site.


The site name says it all.


Home Resources

Property Management/Rentals

Fine Woodwork, and Furniture Restorations


HVL Interiors


Friends of Stan

Santa Fe Community Foundation

Kathleen McCloud – Visual and Audio Arts

Marguerite Wilson – Fiber Artist

Jennifer Schwalenberg - Contemporary Driftwood Furniture

Paulette Frankl

Bob Basler

Nevada Wier

American JeM

American Red Cross New Mexico