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Canyon Road Farolito Walk 2014

It’s Christmas Eve, which means it’s once again time for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. The road will be closed from 6-9 pm tonight so that people can crowd the road with holiday spirit.

Also this year the City of Santa Fe Tourism Department has created a caroling book so that you can join in on the singing along The Road. Download it here, then for ease of use print double sided.

Happy Holidays from Canyon Road.

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One of Santa Fe’s most beloved holiday traditions is the Christmas Eve Farolito Walk, which lights up the hearts and souls of thousands who promenade the famous path on Christmas Eve. The event is from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the historic neighborhood of Canyon Road and Acequia Madre.

The neighborhood will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. on Christmas Eve. Barricades will be set up beginning at 5:30 p.m. and streets will officially close at 6:00 p.m. For those who cannot walk and must tour the neighborhood by car the streets will reopen after 9:00 p.m. for regular operation.

A portable restroom will be available at the City of Santa Fe Parking Lot located at 761 Canyon Rd.

Santa Fe Trails Will Provide Free Bus Service for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. Passengers can pick up the free bus service from Santa Fe Place Mall and the South Capitol Rail Runner Station and be transported to Canyon Road at Paseo de Peralta for the Canyon Road Farolito Walk. Hours of free service are from 5:00 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2014. Buses marked “special” will pick-up and drop-off continuously during this period.  All Transit Routes are Free of Charge after 5:00 p.m.

COUNTDOWN TO PAINT OUT, Part 2

Marshall Noice- Waxlander Gallery- Canyon Road Paint Out

Marshall Noice of Waxlander Gallery at the Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out

The Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out is a week away! As we finalize our list of over 100 participating artists, that age-old question comes to mind: what is art? At our plein air festival on October 18, the answer is… anything and everything. As you stroll up Canyon Road, you’ll have the chance to engage with painters, sculptors, jewelers and even fashion designers. Name a medium, and you’ll probably find someone using it outside our world-famous galleries.

But wait, there’s more! This year, we’re featuring one very special variety of art that you’ve never witnessed before. It’s a special happening at 3:00 PM outside Winterowd Fine Art and GF Contemporary that will answer the question…

Clue to a Special Event at the Canyon Road Paint Out- Experience Canyon Road Blog

 

It’s the birth of a mysterious new art movement, and you can take part! Share this special clue with your friends on social media, and make sure to be there on October 18. Check out our first picture clue here, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on all of our Paint Out events.

 

COUNTDOWN TO PAINT OUT, part 1

Canyon Road Paint Out- Canyon Road Merchants Association

We’re 3 1/2 weeks away from the 7th Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out, and excitement is building. As galleries all along Canyon Road register their artists for the event, it’s shaping up to be the plein air festival’s biggest and most diverse year yet. All day on October 18, art enthusiasts from across the country will have the opportunity to connect with painters and sculptors, jewelers and printmakers, photographers and clothing designers. Though their mediums are diverse, the artists are all tied together by this colorful ribbon of road that has fostered the creative spirit for more than a century.

Check out our last blog for more information on this exciting weekend, and make sure to follow the Canyon Road Merchants Association on Facebook and Twitter for daily updates.

But wait! We’re also planning a top secret event that has never happened on Canyon Road before. Follow our COUNTDOWN TO PAINT OUT blog series over the next few weeks for clues. For now, all we can give you is a time and a place:

Canyon Road Paint Out- Clue 1

CANYON ROAD PAINT OUT & SCULPT OUT: A Guide

Canyon Road Paint Out and Sculpt Out- Canyon Road Merchants Association

Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 2014

Over 150 artists join in this exceptional outdoor event that stretches the length of Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road. The Paint Out & Sculpt Out celebrates the tradition of painting & sculpting “en plein air” that began a century ago on this iconic Santa Fe trail. Experience the creative process of established and emerging artists – including weavers, jewelers, potters, and carvers – who take the opportunity to showcase their world-class talents alongside the sculptors and painters.

Throughout the day at numerous venues, a variety of artistic demonstrations and musical performances take place at myriad locations on Canyon Road. Artists at some locations will be working with children.

A festival parade with marching bands takes place at noon and students from the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program will perform in the early afternoon. Music, food, art shows, and refreshments will be offered at locations all along Canyon Road.

Click here for more information, and connect with the Canyon Road Merchants Association on Facebook and Twitter for daily news from the road!