Santa Fe is known nationwide for its diverse art scene and delicious cuisine. For one wonderful night in February, it all comes together on Canyon Road for the Edible Art Tour (EAT). The ArtSmart charity walk pairs Santa Fe’s best restaurants with galleries along the famed art route for a night of gazing and grazing.
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More than 30,000 people are expected to travel the length of Canyon Road for this year’s Farolito Walk. The beloved holiday event is a Santa Fe tradition dating back to the 1970’s and celebrates Santa Fe’s traditional holiday decorations — small bonfires of pitchwood called luminarias and votive candles in small bags called farolitos.
Businesses and galleries the length of Canyon Road will line their fronts with farolitos, while carolers sing amongst the revelers. Luminarias beckon travelers with their promise of warmth, and mugs of steaming cider or cocoa will be seen in many a hand. The festive atmosphere permeates everybody and everything, serving to enhance the glow of the flickering candles.
While many businesses will be closed, look for open doors along the path. Waxlander Gallery will be open with a show of small holiday works, perfect for a break from the chill. The Teahouse will host a bonfire and warm beverages will be available for you to buy for your return trip down the road.
The walk starts at 5:30 pm, at which time barricades and police officers will limit vehicle access to the road, after 6 pm no vehicles will be allowed except for emergency crews. Revelers are encouraged to ride the bus in order to enjoy the experience without the stress of finding a parking spot. Buses will run approximately every 15 minutes to and from the PERA parking lot.
Happy Holidays, and enjoy the Farolito Walk.
Scarlett’s Antique Shop and Gallery
Scarlett’s Antique Shop & Gallery, 225 Canyon Road, will host the annual Hot Chocolate and Baked Goods Sale on Christmas Eve during the Canyon Road Farolito Walk for the benefit of The Heart & Soul Animal Sanctuary in Glorieta.
Baked goods and hot chocolate are being provided by volunteers, and include homemade fudge, biscochitos, cakes, assorted cookies, and many other scrumptious goodies. All proceeds benefit The Heart and Soul Animal Sanctuary.
Santa Fe artist, Julian Romero, has created a charming gingerbread Dog House with a Playful Puppy which will be auctioned during the event. You may preview this wonderful creation as well as enter your bid at Scarlett’s beginning December 14th.
Also available are dog biscuits for big and little dogs, donated by the San Marcos Feed Store.
Please stop by during the Farolito Walk for a treat and cup of hot chocolate, or to pick up some sweets for Christmas Day.
From the City of Santa Fe
Canyon Road and some surrounding streets will be accessible until 5:30 p.m. at which time barricades are placed and police officers will allow limited access to residents and guests only until 6 p.m. After this time there will be absolutely no vehicles permitted, except emergency vehicles. No passes will be issued to residents—they are urged to have party guests arrive before 6 p.m.
The streets that are closed are: Paseo de Peralta at Halona; Paseo de Peralta at E. Alameda; Paseo de Peralta at Old Santa Fe Trail; Canyon Road; Acequia Madre at Garcia; Acequia Madre at Camino del Monte Sol ; Canyon Road at Palace Avenue and Delgado at Alameda. The streets will re-open between 9 p.m. and 10 p.m. depending upon how large a crowd remains after the walk officially ends at 9 p.m.
Enjoy a stress-free walk and ride the bus
The annual Santa Fe Trails special-event shuttles will take Canyon Road walkers from the South Capitol Station off of Pen Road to the PERA building beginning at 5:30 p.m. Buses will run approximately every 15 minutes with the last bus leaving PERA at 10 p.m. People who live on the south side of Santa Fe can park at Santa Fe Place south of JC Penney and take the Route 2 bus. Fares are $2 round-trip, children and youth ride free and seniors ride for $1 round-trip.
It’s a lament heard often during the holiday season, “I don’t know what to give [this person].” The phrase isn’t a sign that one does not know another well, nor does it imply that the recipient already has everything they want. Rather the song of the idealess shopper is an indication that they have not yet found the item that not only will the recipient love, but that the giver feels expresses their personal insight into those close to them.
For all those shoppers who have yet to find that perfect, and unique, gift this holiday season we have the solution. Original works of art are timeless treasures that show that the giver understands the tastes of the recipient, and you can rest assured that there won’t be two of the same thing given.
Here on Canyon Road we’ve seen galleries and boutiques bursting with giftable items. Take a virtual peek of a sampling of the one-of-a-kind items you can find, then tour the road to find even more. Are there now too many options? Buy gift certificates to your favorite restaurants, boutiques and galleries for those people whom “I don’t know…” just turned into “I can’t decide”.
Though known principally for his sculpture (the bronze St Francis and the Prairie Dog fronting Santa Fe’s City Hall), Andrea Drew Bacigalupa works in all media, with many of his original designs priced much lower than his paintings and sculpture. The Studio has consistently through the years supplied original works at modest prices, most of which will again be available through the holiday season 2012 on Canyon Road, in addition Bacigalupa Studio will be also feature books with Christmas themes by Drew Bacigalupa.
New Concepts Gallery
The gallery is located in an old adobe building that dates back to the 1800’s, reminding us of the days when Canyon Road was inhabited by artists who lived here and had their studios on the street. Representing a stable of 12 professional artists working in a diverse mix of mediums and contemporary styles, there is plenty here to catch the eye. (Santuario Christmas by: Steven A. Jackson shown at top of post)
Title: Churchyard in Snowstorm,
Canyon Road Contemporary
Canyon Road Contemporary has a unique giftable item for the season. Hand-crafted, limited edition music boxes by Tanner Lawley! The prices range from $300 to $540. The boxes are imported from Italy, and feature the paintings, “Joyful Love”, Love on a Rainy Day”, and “Soul Mates”. Each music box is signed by the artist and includes a letter of authenticity. They are as sure an expression of art, music and love as any gift could ever be. The image to the right is “Joyful Love”.
Waxlander artist Chris Turri loves to work with metal. While metal has permanence, it is also a medium which changes over time. Inspired by the cultural landscape of New Mexico, he uses discarded items to give objects new purpose as lasting treasures.
Mark White Fine Art
The new We series by artist Mark White is a fun play on body language and interaction. Two figures stand, sway, sit or dance, showing how much body language can emphasize. Shown here is one of the smaller We sculptures, but make sure to check out the full range for that perfect item.
Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths
With a combination of engineering and a creative design Michael Buris and Katherine Goulandris of Studio Q have created a whole new look in jewelry. Fully adjustable, these unique necklaces can a be adjusted to fit any neckline. Made of Sterling Silver prices range from $175.00 to $295.00, with some special pieces with gold accents ranging from $335.00 to $495.00. Exclusively at Tresa Vorenberg Goldsmiths.
Rings by Steven Battelle: A carved Ruby set in an 18kt bezel and Sterling Silver ring for $480.00 and a Natural Pink Sapphire set in an 18kt bezel and Sterling Silver Ring for $420.00. A special holiday gift at an affordable price.
Celebrating the Holiday season these and many of our Artists are an additional 10% off through the month of December.
Last week you got a taste of what to look forward to for this year’s Canyon Road Paint Out. Today we bring you more previews and things to do. It’s more than just the chance to meet the artists, the 5th Annual Canyon Road Paint Out is also a perfect fall outing.
Bring the Whole Family
Events that visitors can look forward to include a festival parade at noon featuring several marching bands, as well as several performances by Santa Fe Music Public Schools Education Program Students in the early afternoon. If that wasn’t enough music, food, art shows and refreshments will be provided all day all along the road. Demonstrations at various venues throughout the day will inform the curious and future artists how to work with everything from bronze-casting, to painting, sculpting, canvas and jewelry making and more. There are also several artists who have decided to work with children and inspire them to become the great artists of tomorrow.
Paint Out Preview – Part 2
William and Joseph Gallery
William and Joseph Gallery will have 3 artists participating in the Paint Out this year. They will have Isenhour, Potter and Cermanski outside in the courtyard painting. The wildlife pastels of Natasha Isenhour are sure to delight, the oil landscapes of Richard Potter will teleport the viewer to a scenic place, and the abstracts of Andrea Cermanski will cause unexpected bouts of introspection. They are also hosting one of the local school music groups to sing for the crowd in the afternoon!
Canyon Road Contemporary
Canyon Road Contemporary is planning an exciting day with 5 artists participating in the Paint Out, a children’s chorus and even a face painter who will be dressed as a fairy! Join Jason Roberts, Tanner Lawley, Cyndia Harlan, Madina Croce and Mark Horst (who will arrive at noon) as they create new and original pieces before your eyes.
In a display that will dazzle the senses and showcase the spectrum of art, Waxlander Gallery is planing to have nine artists in the Paint Out this year. Native America, landscapes, abstract, animal, cityscapes and more will be represented in this feast for the eyes. The artists whom you can expect to find painting for Waxlander Gallery this year are Andree Hudson, Marshall Noice, Tracee Matthews, Bernard Marks, Patrick Matthews, Paul Cunningham, Matthew Higginbotham, Bruce King and Sharon Markwardt!
Mark White Fine Art
This year painter, sculptor and creator of Kinetic Wind Sculpture, Mark White will be painting in the calming sculpture garden outside of Mark White Fine Art. Watch as he paints oil on panel and relax under the gentle motion of his Kinetic Sculptures. Not far away in another part of the garden look for artist and Gallery Director Charles Veilleux, who will be overseeing a painting area where children can create their own masterpieces.
Mill Fine Art
For those who are planning to attend events the night before the Paint Out, look for a special opening at Mill Fine Art. Artist John Chang will be curating an exhibit of four contemporary Chinese artists in a show titled ‘Facing East’. The art in this extraordinary show challenges the traditional notions of east and west and will prove a stunning introduction to the genre.