First time in Santa Fe? Or seasoned Santa Fe traveler? Be sure to check out some of the great sights, art, and culture that make Santa Fe a destination city.


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Travel + Leisure – April 2016
Ranked #3 in World’s Best Cities and America’s Favorite Towns Awards out of 30 cities listed–selected largely for Santa Fe’s lively and diverse art scene.

Money Magazine – April 2016
Ranked #7 in their Best in Travel for Domestic Destinations–the best experiences await!

USA Today – May 2016
Ranked # 4 in the 10 Best Reader’s Choice Travel Awards–a leading contemporary art show with a slate of galleries and artists from all over the globe.




The New Mexico Museum of Art was built in 1917 and was intended to be the art gallery for the Museum of New Mexico. In its formative years, the museum embraced an “open door” policy and encouraged artists working in New Mexico to exhibit their work.

Today, the core of the museum’s art collection represents artists who have worked, lived or have been influenced by travel through the region. The museum holds more than 20,000 works of art in its collection. The curators select works from this collection to craft ever-changing exhibitions, creating new and contemporary interpretations of New Mexico’s rich history of Native people, adventurers, settlers and seekers.

107 West Palace Avenue,
Santa Fe, NM 87501


Canyon Road Galleries

Nestled into the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Canyon Road is a magical half-mile in the Historic District of Santa Fe. Stroll this picturesque trail to experience fine art, great shopping, and exquisite dining. Over 100 galleries, artist studios, jewelers, boutiques & restaurants await you daily.
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.
It’s all the pleasures of the Old World combined with the amenities of the 21st Century!
Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM

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Canyon Road Galleries



SITE Santa Fe nurtures innovation, discovery, and inspiration

SITElines is a radical rethinking of SITE Santa Fe’s signature biennial exhibition. It represents a collaborative structure for planning our biennials, a vision for continuity between biennials, a commitment to community and place, and a dedication to new and under recognized art. much wider than a line is the second exhibition in this new biennial series at SITE.

In July 2016, SITE Santa Fe opens much wider than a line, the second installment in SITE’s reimagined biennial series SITElines: New Perspectives on Art of the Americas. The exhibition will feature over 30 artists from 15 countries and 5 new commissions organized around intersecting ideas brought together by a team of five international curators – Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Kathleen Ash-Milby, Pip Day, Pablo León de la Barra, and Kiki Mazzucchelli.

much wider than a line is an articulation of the interconnectedness of the Americas and various shared experiences such as the recognition of colonial legacies, expressions of the vernacular, the influence of indigenous understandings, and our relationship to the land.
much wider than a line takes its title from Leanne Simpson’s, Dancing on our Turtle’s Back, a book about life ways of Nishnaabeg people. In her accounts of non-colonial conceptions of nationhood and sovereignty, it is the joint care taking required in the overlapping territorial boundaries between one indigenous nation and another that are traditionally relationship-building. The relationships that emerge are, like the borders themselves, much wider than a line.
1606 Paseo de Peralta
Santa Fe, NM 87501



From July 7–17, 2016, three major arts organizations present the Santa Fe Art Trifecta, the summer’s most diverse and exciting art event.

The Trifecta is an extraordinary alliance between three highly original arts organizations: Art Santa Fe, a Spectrum contemporary art show; the International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe, an annual event by the International Folk Art Alliance; and SITE Santa Fe, a contemporary art center designed for the production and presentation of artistic and curatorial innovation.

Art Santa Fe is an internationally recognized art show featuring contemporary and modern art from the finest galleries in the world. Celebrating its 16th year, Art Santa Fe provides a unique opportunity for exhibitors and attendees alike to honor the region’s deeply rooted cultural traditions while launching into the future with cutting-edge artwork and inspiring events.

The International Folk Art Market | Santa Fe is a colorful, cultural outdoor gathering presented annually by the International Folk Art Alliance. It is the largest market of its kind, during which 20,000 people come to meet the artists, enjoy traditional food and music, and buy cultural treasures, knowing that the money the artists bring home will do great things for their families and communities.

SITE Santa Fe celebrated its 20th anniversary last year. The organization, known for its provocative art exhibitions, nurtures innovation, discovery, and inspiration through the art of today.
A UNESCO Creative City, Santa Fe is a vibrant art center with a rich multicultural community and stunning landscapes that attract visitors from around the world. A town of only 82,000 people, Santa Fe boasts over 250 galleries and is historically, culturally, and creatively defined by its commitment to artistic exploration. Santa Fe is ranked as the third largest art market in the country and was recently ranked #3 in Travel & Leisure’s “America’s Favorite Places” poll.

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Santa Fe, NM 87501

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