In a city famous for spirited creativity, it's only natural to find an amazing range of creative tours. Knowledgeable, fun and friendly guides can enhance your experience of Santa Fe and its surroundings.
Take a guided walking tour and discover Santa Fe's compelling history, treasured art and architecture and even some spine-tingling ghost stories. If you'd rather ride, take a tram for a driving tour that covers similar ground. Or climb aboard the Santa Fe Southern and travel in vintage railroad cars to the historic depot in Lamy southeast of town.
Abiquiú, US Highway 84/285, 18 miles northwest of Española
WHEN: October 10 - 12, 2015
More than 70 artists welcome visitors to their studios in this annual tour. You'll see paintings, weavings, furniture, traditional Spanish Colonial art and much more as you explore the gorgeous place where Georgia O'Keeffe once lived and worked.
Art Experiences and Business Opportunity ideas for tourists and locals. Two to four hour tours, workshops and consultation sessions. Your Art Experience may include hands-on activities, art studio visits and gallery collection tours. Your Business Opportunity session surveys the economic culture and growth possibilities in Santa Fe.
Dixon, about 45 minutes north of Santa Fe on Highway 75
November 1 - 2, 2014
Nestled in the beautiful Embudo Valley, Dixon is home to a lively group of more than 50 artists who open their studios for the annual art studio tour. You'll find everything from painting, photography and jewelry to stoneware, wearable art, herbal bath and beauty products, handmade chocolates, local wines and roving musicians.
El Rito, about 1 hour and 15 minutes northwest of Santa Fe on NM 544 off US 84
WHEN: October 3 - 4, 2015
Meet more than 25 artists who live and work in this sleepy village that was an early Spanish settlement, located about an hour's drive northwest of Santa Fe. The annual open studio tour features everything from blacksmithing, fiber arts and pottery to santos and retablos.
Eldorado, about 20 minutes southeast of Santa Fe off US 285
WHEN: May 16 - 17, 2015
Visit more than 90 artist studios in this tour near Santa Fe. There's an impressive array of work to see and buy, including stained glass, digital art, fiber arts, photography and more.
Galisteo, 25 miles south of Santa Fe off Highway 285
October 17 - 18, 2015
Visit this once a year event where over 30 local artists open their private studios to the public. A free event, much of it walkable through our historic adobe village. All disciplines and media.