The first annual Passport to the Arts event on Canyon Road was a huge success, and we would like to thank everybody for coming out and supporting the season’s opening event. We all had a lot of fun and the proceeds went to a fantastic cause. Monies raised will benefit students in the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program.
Over 30 artists came out to create unique pieces of art in under 90 minutes during the quick draw event, and as soon as the paint had dried, the bidding started to take home the collectables. Everybody had a fantastic time watching the process of so many artists at once, and the artists enjoyed being able to create for an audience.
Along with the bidding for Quick Draw pieces, there was an astounding collection of art pieces up for Silent Auction as well. Bidders walked Canyon Road looking for a deal on that must have piece as 50 galleries along The Road participated with works contributed to the silent auction.
The festivities continued throughout the day as music filled the air and visitors were treated to a variety of special shows.
The atmosphere was fun all along The Road as galleries opened their doors to Passport holders with trunk shows, live music, food and an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the gardens that dot the half mile stretch.
Visitors were also able to enjoy the music of the kids that the event will benefit. Students from Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Programs performed at a dozen outdoor locations throughout the day, delighting all with their talent and harmonies.
The evening ended with an outdoor Jazz performance by the Tribute Trio, who honored the powerful influence of legends that helped to shape the evolution of Jazz.