Photo sharing app Instagram has experienced a startling rise in Santa Fe over the past year. City-funded travel campaign How To Santa Fe and guerrilla community photo project SimplySantaFe have inspired thousands of City Different residents, visitors and businesses to share their lives using the famous filters and hashtags of the world’s fastest- growing social network. Now iconic Santa Fe art route Canyon Road is teaming with SimplySantaFe to launch a new Instagram adventure. The first inaugural Passport to the Arts Scavenger Hunt will take place on May 8, 2015 in the Canyon Road art district from 4:30-7:00 pm.
Participants will gather in the sculpture garden of Canyon Road Contemporary Art, where they will receive a passport with special tasks and clues to perform in galleries and businesses along Canyon Road. They’ll be encouraged to use the special hashtags #CanyonRoadPassport and #SimplySantaFe as they post Instagram photos during the event. When they return with their completed passport, participants will be entered into a special drawing to win prizes donated by Canyon Road merchants.
Passport to the Arts is a weekend of colorful Canyon Road happenings, including silent auctions, a live auction and an Artist Quick Draw event. The Quick Draw will take place Saturday, May 9th from 11 am to 1 pm in six locations along Canyon Road. A live auction of the artwork produced in the Quick Draw will begin at 5:00 pm at Wiford Gallery. All events are free and open to the public.
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Who’s excited for our Passport to the Arts scavenger hunt on May 8? Make sure to follow our collaborators @simplysantafenm! ・・・
#TGIF, we love the weekends! And we’re cooking up some extra special weekend fun in two weeks with the @canyonroadgalleries! Join us for #CanyonRoadPassport on Canyon Road, Friday, May 8th from 4:30-7pm for an Instagram Scavenger Hunt with chances to win fabulous prizes donated by the Canyon Road Merchants! For more information, click the link in our bio or scroll down to check out our original announcement from a week ago. We can’t wait to have some photo fun with our amazing #SantaFeNM community! #simplysantafe #canyonroadgram #canyonroad #scavengerhunt #howtosantafe

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Canyon Road is officially on Instagram! We’ll be reposting beautiful photos from galleries and businesses all along our iconic art route, like this shot of @pippincontemporary’s springy sculpture garden. Stay tuned for information on our upcoming #instameet with @simplysantafenm. ・・・
A little rearranging of sculpture on this spring day..come see Troy Pillow’s “Re-Emergence” move with the wind in front of the gallery. New work from Troy is coming soon! #abstractart #sculpture #contemporaryart #artgallery #canyonroad #steelsculpture #abstractartist #santafeart #santafegallery #simplysantafe #spring #santafespring #artgallery #simplysantafe #simplynewmexico #howtosantafe #canyonroadpassport #regram

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