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Dream Now, Visit Later: How to Virtually Experience The City Different from the Comfort of Your Home

While facing so much uncertainty, we find comfort in one thing we know for sure: Santa Fe is resilient! In the true and genuine spirit of The City Different, the people in our community have developed creative and inspiring ways to bring Santa Fe to you.

We’ve rounded up numerous virtual experiences that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. These experiences include everything from cooking classes, virtual walkthroughs of museums, flamenco lessons, and daily meditations to help you find your zen, to one of our favorite local bookstores offering live book readings.

We can’t wait to welcome you back to Santa Fe, but until then, we hope this offers a bit of inspiration for your next Santa Fe adventure. We’ll see you soon!

*All event times are Mountain Time (MDT).

LIVE EVENTS
Art
Culinary
Family Activity
Health & Wellness
History & Culture
Outdoor Adventure
Walking Tour
Other

Online Q&A

CCA The Living Room Series

The Adventure of Rock Art, featuring The Final Passage: The Chauvet Caves. Rock art—ancient paintings and engravings on rock surfaces—is a visual record of global human history. The international collective Adventure of Rock Art protects and celebrates this shared heritage. This conversation with members of the collective follows a screening of a magnificent new film, The Final Passage.

Sunday, May 31, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Studio Visit with Timothy Nero

Santa Fe Art Tours

Painter Timothy Nero is fascinated by the human mind. Through his work, he investigates questions about thought and consciousness. Join us for a virtual studio tour with Timothy for an inside look at his work, his process, and the space where he creates.

Tuesday, June 2, 5:30PM - 6:15PM

Online Q&A

CCA The Living Room Series

Reconnect with a true Santa Fe classic—a romantic comedy made by Santa Feans, filmed here and filled with glorious shots of our city—through the stories of the many locals who made this surprise international hit happen. Writer-director Jenniphr Goodman, writer and inspiration Duncan North and star Greer Goodman are among those who will tell the stories of how this independent hit got made.

Tuesday, June 2, 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Virtual Artist Studio Visit

Santa Fe Art Tours

Artists Colin & Kristine Poole had been following their respective creative paths since childhood, when in 2008, their paths converged in Santa Fe when Colin asked Kristine to dance a Tango. Married in Greece the following year, they combined their artistic talents to develop their current style of classically inspired contemporary realism. The two will share their creative practices and discuss the art of collaboration.

Thursday, June 4, 5:30PM - 6:15PM

Botanical Book Club

Santa Fe Botanical Garden

The Santa Fe Botanical Garden invites you to participate in our monthly Botanical Book Club. Join other botanical book enthusiasts over tea, cookies, and great conversation about our book of the month. The book of the month for June is The Drunken Botanist: The plants that create the world’s greatest drinks by Amy Stewart.

Tuesday, June 9, 1:00PM - 2:30PM

Mindfulness with Art

Santa Fe Art Tours

During this relaxed virtual gathering, slow down, turn inward, and enjoy the present moment with art. We'll spend the session diving deep into one work of art by using our powers of observation and interpretation. A sliding scale is available for this event. Please pay what you wish. If you have purchased a studio visit bundle, you may use your promo code to register for this event at the $10 payment level.

Tuesday, June 9, 5:30PM - 6:15PM

Artist Q&A

CCA The Living Room Series

Ursula von Rydingsvard, one of the world’s most impressive artists, speaks about her history and creative process, including the creation of large-scale wooden sculptures that have thrilled and intrigued people. This discussion includes Daniel Traub, who recently completed a documentary about von Rydingsvard’s life and work, and is moderated by Jamie Blosser, executive director of the Santa Fe Art Institute.

Tuesday, June 9, 7:00PM - 8:30PM

Virtual Artist Studio Visit

Santa Fe Art Tours

Artist, writer, and teacher Judy Tuwaletstiwa has discovered the power of visual art to connect us to the deepest part of ourselves. She has spent her life exploring and expressing this, using different media. Today, she works primarily with kiln-fired glass on canvas. Join us for a virtual studio tour with Judy for an inside look at her work, her process, and the space where she creates.

Thursday, June 11, 5:30PM - 6:15PM

Uplifting Herbs

Santa Fe Botanical Garden

In this class we will discuss some favorite calming and uplifting plants. These herbs are wonderful allies for soothing anxiety and brightening the spirit. Whether in a cup of tea or added to a meal, these relaxing herbs feel especially welcome during these uncertain times. A healthier stress response also means a stronger immune system.

Thursday, June 18, 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Daily Zazen Talks & Meditation

Upaya Zen Center

Join us online until further notice on Upaya Zen Center’s YouTube page for all zazen (7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Mountain Time) and Wednesday Dharma Talks (5:30 p.m. MT). Registration is now open for our online Spring Practice Period. Visit our website for more information.

Daily | Various Times

Virtual Classes & Lessons

National Institute of Flamenco

The Conservatory of Flamenco Arts is now providing online pay-what-you-will classes. This means that we invite you to pay whatever you wish, and are able to, for classes. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Various Times | Monday - Saturday

Crypto Jewish History Virtual

A Well-Born Guide/Have Ph.D., Will Travel

Want to learn about a little-known aspect of Jewish history? Do a Zoom tour with Stefanie Beninato, a local professional historian, who will share how Jews came to NM when it was a Spanish possession and how this cultural influence manifests today $25/pp Min $50. Must have a Zoom account (free) and know how to set up the system to join a meeting.

Tuesday and Thursday at 10 am MDT (or by appointment)

Virtual Circus Training

Wise Fool

An online Zoom class for learning handstands from Ilana from the comfort of your home (or wherever you are quarantined).$15 per class with available discount options. Registration is required.

Tuesdays at 6 pm MDT

Virtual Circus Training

Wise Fool

An online Zoom class where Lisa will walk you through flexibility exercises. This class can be taken anywhere with wifi where you can stretch comfortably. Please drink water and respect your own body. $15 per class with available discount options. Registration is required.

Wednesdays at 6 pm MDT

Meditations on Art Jewelry

Patina Gallery

Every Friday on Patina Gallery's Facebook page, Allison will take us on a journey into the world of the maker. Profiling a different artist each week, she will explore their handmade jewelry works and delve into intention, understanding how and why pieces are made.

Fridays at 10 am MDT

Online Dance Classes by La Emi

EmiArteFlamenco Academy

Learn the art of flamenco in the comfort of your own home. Join live online classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. For more information and to enroll call 505-660-9122.

Various Times | Mondays and Wednesdays

Online Dance Classes by La Emi

EmiArteFlamenco Academy

Learn the art of flamenco in the comfort of your own home. Join live online classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. For more information and to enroll call 505-660-9122.

Various Times | Tuesdays and Thursdays

Live-Streaming Yoga Classes

YogaSource Santa Fe

Offering the benefits of Yoga to Santa Fe for the last 20 years. Highly Experienced Instructors teach over 50 class per week, in a wide variety of Yoga traditions. Now Live-Streaming.

Daily | Various Times

Kids Story Time

Collected Works Bookstore

Calling all parents! Tune in live on the Collected Works' Facebook page for a hour-long storytime.

Tuesdays and Fridays | 10:00 - 11:00 am MDT

Virtual Circus Training

Wise Fool

Join Kristen for this one hour online class reviewing fabric even though we can’t practice vertical apparatus right now. Have some water and comfy exercise equipment ready before class. $15 per class with available discount options. Registration is required.

Saturdays at 12 pm MDT

Jewish Humor

Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival

The event is being presented by Santa Fe Distinguishes Lecture Series and co-sponsored by the Santa Fe Jewish Film Festival. Why are the Jews so funny? What is unique about Jewish humor? Why are so many comedians, satirical novelists, and film directors Jewish? In this short course with Professor Avinoam Patt we will seek to answer these questions by tracing the history of Jewish humor from the 19th century to present.

May 19 & 26 and June 2 & 9 at 1 pm

Pre-K Activities

Santa Fe Botanical Garden

Join this online story time and activity with your family. It is designed for for 3-5 year olds and their caregiver, but all are welcome. Listen to a book and participate in nature related activities with common materials at your own home. FREE to the public every Friday morning.

Fridays at 10 am

Santa Fe Virtual Overview Tour

A Well-Born Guide/Have Ph.D., Will Travel

Bored with being home? Do a Zoom tour with Dr. Stefanie Beninato, a local professional historian, where you will have a live guide show you scenes from Santa Fe and share the history, architecture and culture of our 400 year old town. $30/pp Min $60. Must have a Zoom account (free) and know how to set up the system to join a meeting.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1 pm MDT (or by appointment)

Live Performances and Events

Band Together Santa Fe

#BandTogetherSantaFe to help feed those in need. Enjoy virtual events sponsored by local businesses as a way to connect food banks with performers and the community of Santa Fe.

Daily | Various Times

Virtual Circus Training

Wise Fool

Join Elise for a one hour online class in Handstands. Get some water ready before class and enjoy! $15 per class with available discount options. Registration is required.

Fridays at 4 pm MDT

Virtual Open Studios

Mantecon Studio

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or new to making art, the studio doors are open Wednesdays from 1:30 - 4:30 pm. Come explore your creativity with other like-minded people, and paint alongside Lauren in a bright, inspirational space.

Wednesdays | 1:30 - 4:30 pm MDT

Virtual Cinema Experience

Violet Crown

Violet Crown's online box office now comes with the option to buy "virtual tickets." Once you've paid, you'll be whisked away to a screening of that film on your tablet, phone, or computer. Choose from more than a dozen new release arthouse films and restored classics.

Podcast. Beyond The Opera.

Santa Fe Opera

An intimate look at the stories beyond the stories and music on stage at the Santa Fe Opera. Kathleen Clawson and Cori Ellison have candid conversations with singers, directors, designers, librettists and more.

IFAM Artists Online

International Folk Art Market

Coming soon! Shop our online marketplace and support International Folk Art Market artists from around the world. In the meantime, please enjoy some of our favorite moments from past markets. We look forward to seeing you next year - July 9, 10, 11, 2021!

Collection of Experiences

Museum of International Folk Art

Explore the Museum of International Folk Art through virtual tours, extended online experiences, docent blogs, and a new YouTube channel featuring videos with curators, artists and others.

Free Local Coloring Storybook

Axle Contemporary

Each week, for five weeks Axle Contemporary Press will release a chapter, including writing and coloring book illustrations, ready for you to print out and color in.

Bilingual Books and Babies

Santa Fe Public Library

Books, Babies, Canto y Cuento with "Jordian and his Accordian" Media hora de musica y libros bilingues para bebes, ninos, y los que los cuidan. 30 minutes of bilingual books and music for small children and their caregivers.

Santa Fe Jigsaw Puzzle

TOURISM Santa Fe

How about a challenge for the creative side of your brain? TOURISM Santa Fe has created a handful of digital puzzles featuring some of The City Different’s iconic locations, beautiful landscapes and more. Give it a try!

Online Exhibitions

New Mexico Museum of Art

View this extensive collection of online exhibitions. The New Mexico Museum of Art creates authentic experiences that foster a deeper understanding and enjoyment of art. We work with art and artists to explore the human experience, new ideas, and diverse cultures.

Instagram Takeover

Performance Santa Fe

10 Days. 10 Artists. 10 different artists from our upcoming season, each "taking over" our Instagram account for an entire day, posting original content throughout the day. If you aren't watching, you're missing out. Just go to @performancesantafe on Instagram and FOLLOW us. You can also see exclusive content on our Instagram Stories by tapping the PSF logo in the top left corner of our Instagram.

Virtual Tour

Prescott Gallery and Sculpture Gallery

Talk a virtual walk through Prescott Studio's Gallery and Sculpture Garden. The joy and animation seen in Prescott’s sculptures simultaneously evoke the natural world and its imaginary counterpart. As graphically bold and colorful as his pieces are, they always look perfectly at ease in a natural setting, though there is no denying their otherworldly quality.

Watch Performances Online

Wise Fool

Wise Fool New Mexico offers a professional circus show at the Lensic theatre and numerous performances at our studio annually. We believe that art can help us get through this time of physical distancing, which is why we have put our professional and pre-professional shows online for you to watch! See the stunning shows that Wise Fool has created over these years. All videos are $5.

Virtual Exhibitions

Turner Carroll

Welcome to the Turner Carroll Gallery. We are proud to present our current exhibitions virtually. Walk through our gallery in this new, interactive experience.

Audio Tour

SITE Santa Fe

In 2019, New Mexico-based artist and researcher Nina Elder exhibited What Endures in the SITElab. Featuring a collection of drawings from three bodies of work, What Endures highlighted some of the most environmentally impacted and economically important places on earth and explored the artist’s practice of “bearing witness” to the world. Dial 505-225-8535 and follow Nina‘s channels 31 – 39 to hear her discuss her work.

Museum at Home

Santa Fe Children's Museum

Explore activities and resources posted almost daily to keep little ones entertained. Fun activities include bubble making, sing-a-longs, story times, yoga, nature projects and so much more!

Indigenous New Mexico

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

Indigenous New Mexico—Sharing the Wonders of Our World! is a free curriculum that enriches understanding of how Indigenous People of New Mexico have worked to build, maintain and sustain their way of life and their distinctive tribal communities.

Daily TV Lessons & Content

New Mexico PBS

NMPBS and Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) announce an ambitious and vital new broadcast initiative to support at-home learning for K-5 students and their families, by broadcasting a new weekday morning schedule of televised APS classes from 8 a.m. - Noon on Channel 5.1, and posting educational programs on the APS YouTube channel. APS @HOME will give kids in grades K-5 the chance to resume lessons in key topics.

Santa Fe Study Guides

Samantha Brown Places To Love

Places to Love is a travel show that focuses on destinations, experiences and the people who make us feel like we are a part of a place. I’ve created these companion study guides to foster opportunities for conversation and critical thinking. Best part? You’ll enjoy watching the show with your kiddos (or find yourself with 26 blissful minutes to get something else accomplished!).

Santa Fe Jigsaw Puzzle

TOURISM Santa Fe

How about a challenge for the creative side of your brain? TOURISM Santa Fe has created a handful of digital puzzles featuring some of The City Different’s iconic locations, beautiful landscapes and more. Give it a try!

Online Exhibition

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

The Museum of Indian Arts and Culture produces online exhibitions illustrating themes and ideas related to Native American material culture. Some online exhibitions complement the exhibitions on view in the galleries, others are created specifically for an online experience.

"Indigenous Futurisms"

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

The IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is going virtual and we want to invite you to take a virtual tour of our most current exhibition, "Indigenous Futurisms: Transcending Past/Present/Future."

Santa Fe Jigsaw Puzzle

TOURISM Santa Fe

How about a challenge for the creative side of your brain? TOURISM Santa Fe has created a handful of digital puzzles featuring some of The City Different’s iconic locations, beautiful landscapes and more. Give it a try!

Santa Fe Jigsaw Puzzle

TOURISM Santa Fe

How about a challenge for the creative side of your brain? TOURISM Santa Fe has created a handful of digital puzzles featuring some of The City Different’s iconic locations, beautiful landscapes and more. Give it a try!

Fun Educational Activities

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

While the museum is closed temporarily, we welcome you to engage with our museum through an array of online resources. Through art-making, curriculum guides, and other fun activities, visitors of all ages are able to engage with various works of art in MoCNA’s exhibitions and collections.

Resistance Through Existence

IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Please join us for the opening reception of the IAIA 2020 BFA Exhibition, Resistance Through Existence—an exhibition that showcases the power of resistance that Indigenous people hold simply by existing in a western expanding world that was once driven to cause the extinction of the American Indian.

Virtually Explore the Outdoors

Santa Fe Google Treks

Explore the treasured trails and outdoor destinations of Santa Fe through images captured by new Google technology—Google Trekker. Google Trekker is a special 50-pound, panoramic camera apparatus outfitted with fifteen lenses that was loaned to TOURISM Santa Fe. Our team coordinated with dozens of local outdoor VIP’s and experts to hike some of the region’s most renowned and beautiful places.

Shop Online

Contemporary Clay Fair

The Spring 2020 Clay Fair has moved online. More than 30 artists sell their fine pottery and unique clay art. Shop an impressive array of both functional and whimsical pottery as well as other clay pieces.

Virtual Artist Studio Visits

Santa Fe Art Tours

Every Tuesday and Thursday evening, you’ll be virtually invited into a different artist’s studio. There, we’ll take a “walk” around their space, check out work in progress, and get a behind-the-scenes look at the creative process. Each visit will run about 35-45 minutes, and it’s meant to be fun and casual in addition to informative. $10 per studio visit, or purchase a bundle of 5 visits for $45!

Kid-Tested Recipes & Videos

Cooking with Kids

Because cooking is creative too! This local organization provides nutrition education to schools across Northern New Mexico, and they also have tons of online recipes, video tutorials, and education tools for free on their website.

Santa Fe Jigsaw Puzzle

TOURISM Santa Fe

How about a challenge for the creative side of your brain? TOURISM Santa Fe has created a handful of digital puzzles featuring some of The City Different’s iconic locations, beautiful landscapes and more. Give it a try!

Make Your Own Margarita Trail

Santa Fe Margarita Trail

The best way to enjoy the Santa Fe Margarita Trail right now is from the comfort of your own home! Virtually discover Santa Fe’s unique culture as you experience specialty-crafted margaritas made famous by some of the best restaurants and bars in The City Different.

"Ceremony: Coming of Age"

Edition One Gallery

View a virtual tour of the current photography exhibit, "Ceremony: Coming of Age." As an invited guest of the family, Jan Butchofsky was asked to witness the Coming of Age Ceremony of two maidens during two separate celebrations and was honored to bear witness to these sacred and very private preparations and ceremonies.

Online Art Classes

Santa fe Art Classes

“Pick Your Price" Online Art Classes - $3, $33, and $53. With 25 years of teaching experience, Robbi Firestone guides you to complete a frame-worthy painting, step by step in two-hours.

Santa Fe Study Guides

Samantha Brown Places To Love

Places to Love is a travel show that focuses on destinations, experiences and the people who make us feel like we are a part of a place. I’ve created these companion study guides to foster opportunities for conversation and critical thinking. Best part? You’ll enjoy watching the show with your kiddos (or find yourself with 26 blissful minutes to get something else accomplished!).

Virtual Cooking Classes

Santa Fe School of Cooking

Our fun and affordable Virtual Cooking Classes are now online at The Santa Fe School of Cooking! Let our talented chefs teach you how to make New Mexican favorites like Green Chile Chicken Tamales, Blue Corn Pancakes, Green Chile Stew, and more! In addition to each cooking demonstration, every class includes all the recipes and a shopping list for the ingredients. Classes are $20 each.

A Coloring Book for Shut-Ins

Antieau Gallery

Antieau Gallery and artist Chris Roberts-Antieau have released a free, downloadable coloring book available on the Gallery's website. Pages will be released daily and Chris encourages those who participate to share their creations on social media.

Virtual Classroom Program

New Mexico Historic Sites

Learn all about New Mexico Historic Sites through our virtual classrooms. New programs are released every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Virtual Tour of Gallery

Canyon Road Contemporary

Our virtual gallery tour is now live! Canyon Road Contemporary Art offers art enthusiasts and collectors an eclectic mix of contemporary art in gemstones, pastel, oil, watercolor, acrylic, mixed media, fused glass, and bronze sculpture.

Searchable Art Museum

New Mexico Museum of Art

Since 1917, the New Mexico Museum of Art has been celebrating the rich artistry of New Mexican art and its influence on the wider world of art. We are pleased to present the Searchable Art Museum (SAM), an online site dedicated to our growing collection of 20,000 works of art, allowing everyone around the world to experience the New Mexico Museum of Art’s collection.

View our Online Collection

Museum of Spanish Colonial Arts

The collection of the Spanish Colonial Arts Society numbers some 3700 pieces as of the end of 2015; all but 35 of these pieces were acquired after 1951. Both religious and secular art make up the collection, including bultos, retablos, paintings on canvas, tin, copper, and hide, books and prints, furniture, tinwork, metalwork, textiles, straw appliqué and ceramics.

Art from the Heart of Santa Fe

Santa Fe Authentic

Shop our online store and celebrate with us as our artists drive Native Art forward. Follow us on Facebook @santafeauthentic to take part in live demonstrations with our artists, interviews, and giveaways.

Explore the House in 360°

Meow Wolf: House of Eternal Return

It's indescribable, but the creators of this wildly imaginative home of installation art give it a try with this: "Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is an explorable, immersive art installation filled with technology, and fantastic environments to inspire visitors of all ages."

Virtual Gallery Visit

Evoke Contemporary

We are delighted to present the latest artwork by Christopher Benson and Lee Price. These artists had no idea that when they created these bodies of work that the whole world would change when it was time to unveil their creations. Since you cannot attend this exhibition, we are bringing it straight to you wherever you may be sheltering in place. Please try out virtual visit and enjoy our gallery in your home.

Virtual Video Lectures

Southwest Seminars

Learn about the history and cultures of Santa Fe, the state of New Mexico and the southwest from noted regional and national scholars. Select from video lectures by engaging scholars in the fields of Southwest History, Archaeology, Native and Hispanic Culture and Natural Sciences and the Environment. The collection is drawn from Southwest Seminars 20+ years of weekly archived lectures.

O'Keeffe From Anywhere

Georgia O'Keeffe Museum

You don’t need to leave your home to be inspired by one of New Mexico's most prominent modernists, Georgia O’Keeffe. Take some time to explore an online collection of O’Keeffe’s artwork, photo documentation of the artist and her circle, her letters, and a look inside her home, studio, and library. Download creative activities for kids inspired by her fine art and commercial work and visit her Abiquiú garden via webcam.

Online Programming

Santa Fe Public Library

Visit the Santa Fe Public Library virtually and find fun activities for the kids! Watch our YouTube channel for programs, stories, songs, crafts, experiments, and more. Find reading suggestions for children, and download free e-books.

Native Artist Marketplace

Poeh Cultural Center

A Place to Buy, Sell and Share Native Art. Buy direct from Native Artists. The Poeh Cultural Center established this marketplace in support of Native Artists during this global pandemic. We hope to encourage the preservation and promotion of creating Native Arts.

Shop Online

Eldorado Studio Tour

The 2020 Eldorado Studio Tour has moved online. Shop an impressive array of work, including painting, ceramic, drawing, glass, jewelry, oil, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood, and digital, fiber, wearable and recycled art.



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