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Calendar > Art Shows
An afternoon of music and art in the Courtyard with the Quartet Alma Jazz - 4 fabulous female musicians who will spice up your afternoon. We will also have our artist in residence set up and painting en plein air.
The two-person show features the contemporary Western paintings of Jim Bagley and the painted ceramic vessels of Laura Bruzzese. The show will spotlight how each artist expresses their passion and enthusiasm for the West and continues through October
Calendar > Gallery Openings
Exhibiting new works by Elise Ansel, Claire McArdle, and Kathryn Stedham in "Far Reaches" Working in marble, clay, and oil on canvas, these three seasoned artists reach across time and space to synthesize new visions of landscape and the human form.
The two-person show features the contemporary Western paintings of Jim Bagley and the painted ceramic vessels of Laura Bruzzese. Both artists will be at the opening reception and the show will continue through October.
Calendar > Performing Arts
Guest Conductor—and Concertmaster—David Felberg takes the podium again to lead The Santa Fe Symphony’s annual afternoon of Christmas favorites! This celebratory performance will feature a variety-filled selection of family-friendly seasonal tunes.
The 33rd Season concludes with a bombastic set of works featuring The Symphony Orchestra & Chorus in full, led by our new Principal Conductor Guillermo Figueroa. The afternoon's finale, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is likely his best-loved work.
The premiere of Guillermo Figueroa as The Symphony’s Principal Conductor arrives—a new maestro in the new year! After Sibelius's Finlandia, Mozart’s Bassoon Concerto brings to the forefront The Symphony’s own Principal Bassoon, Stefanie Przybylska.
Calendar > Workshops & Classes
Create unique abstract paintings with a “reality twist” using found images and a variety of painting techniques, to integrate images in unusual ways for surprising results! Explore blending, glazes, scumbling, dry brush.
Throw away your color wheel! Achieve perfect color mixing skills using easy innovative concepts. Mixing color flawlessly helps painters working in any style - realism or abstract. No boring color theory - just great color control at your fingertips.
Visiting Santa Fe > Accommodations > Hotels and Motels
That Enchanting Small Hotel in Santa Fe, with no hidden fees! One of Conde Nast Traveler's 2012 Reader's Choice Top 25 Southwest Hotels! Winner of TripAdvisor's 2012 Badge of Excellence. A perfect location in the heart of downtown, between the historic Santa Fe Plaza and the Canyon Road art galleries, where you'll find a haven of privacy, comfort and charm in a garden courtyard setting, tucked behind adobe walls. 72 rooms & suites, furnished in distinctive Southwestern décor, feature triple-sheeted beds with 300-count linens, irons and ironing boards, hairdryers, and spa robes. Patios, balconies & fireplaces available. Fully-equipped exercise room, two outdoor hot tubs, on-call massage. Our ample continental breakfast and afternoon wine and cheese reception are always included! Complimentary downtown shuttle, free off-street parking, free wi-fi access throughout, and free local & toll-free calls.
Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Fireplaces, Fitness, Hot Tub or Sauna, Meeting Facilities, Pet Friendly.
Visiting Santa Fe > Dine > American
Santa Fe's best new restaurant - inspired by the Southwest's most famous spirit. Named after Julia Staab, the original owner, legendary hostess and reputed ghost of La Posada de Santa Fe Resort & Spa. Located at the resort, just two blocks east of the historic plaza, the restaurant features innovative, locally sourced cuisine. Signature creations include Chicken Mole, New York Strip with Green Chile Scalloped Potatoes and Wild Mushroom Meatloaf. Casually elegant - open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6:30 am to 9:30 pm. Enjoy seasonal dining on our patio.
Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Fireplaces, Meeting Facilities, Outdoor Dining, Restaurant.
Visiting Santa Fe > Galleries > Alphabetical List
Catenary Art Gallery represents local and international contemporary artists who work in various genres and media. Our collection brings together the vibrant palette of the Southwest, the classic black and white format of graphics and photography, the earthy form of ceramics, and the eclectic mix of upcycled media. The Southwest and Santa Fe have a strong presence in the gallery, but the scope of the artwork encompasses global aesthetic visions and ideas.
Visiting Santa Fe > Galleries > Antiques
Located in downtown Santa Fe one block from the Plaza, Ellsworth Gallery presents museum quality Japanese antiques as well as international contemporary art. We are the only Gallery in the United States specializing in Samurai Arts - the weapons, armor, and accoutrements of Japan's legendary warrior class.
Visiting Santa Fe > Local Resources > Personal Care
Visiting Santa Fe > Local Resources > Religious
In the late 1930's the eastside of Santa fe did not have a church. Canyon Road was getting wider and there were about 283 families populating the alfalfa and corn fields up the valley to the mountains. On Sundays, there would be a procession of people walking down the paths to go to the Cathedral for mass, only to be relinquished to the back of the church, due to social and economic status.
This situation got very old for the folks on the eastside and they decided to build their own church. Some of residents were related to officials in the city and state government and that set the tone for their actions. The Rodriguez, Sena and Catanach families donated some land for the purpose of building their own church, a church that would reflect the indigenous people not some structure from France. The pressure was on. They started to make their requests but did not get the answers they wanted. The archdiocese in Albuquerque was headed by the archbishop R. A. Gerkin. For almost two years, the answer was no. Finally, the archbishop after being pressured by every politician in northern New Mexico, gave permission for a small church to be built and he asked for a architect. John Gaw Meem was acquired, who was the designer of the La Fonda Hotel. A contractor from Albuquerque was hired on to oversee the project to satisfy the archbishop's concerns about the project. Everything was well until another request was made.
The people in the eastside asked for more. They wanted to be the ones to build their church. So, The archbishop granted them his permission.
Another request came about from the parish, (the archbishop was getting very tired of their requests by now), they wanted a reredos that was in storage in the back of the Cathedral. The archbishop was tired by this time and he said yes, fine, go ahead. He did not realize the size of the reredos or alter screen would constitute the size of the church. The reredos was carved in 1760 by unknown Mexican artisans for Governor Francisco Marin del Valle. The stone was quarried northeast of Santa Fe and was made for the military chapel on the plaza for the governor. This reredos was 20ft by 40 ft tall. After Archbishop Lamy built the Cathedral, the reredos was put in storage, collecting dust in crates, since 1888 .
The new contractor was less then knowledgeable and insensitive to the workers, he hired them and their first task was making adobes. He questioned them about the straw. They all stopped. He did not know about adding straw to the adobes, they exclaimed, "Its like a man without a soul!" This proved he had a lot to learn from the men. With 100 men to do the work 150,000 to 180,000 adobes were made in the hot summer sun, and it only took 12 to 14 months to complete the church. The vigas were brought from the mountains in the east and peeled on site. They average weight of each viga is 2000 lbs. The corbels were made on site and all the wooden pews and confessionals were made by the boys at the diocesan Lourdes Trades School in Albuquerque. The church, on its longest side, measures 350 ft. Which make this church, the largest, single construction, adobe structure in the southwest. The walls vary from 2ft. to 9ft. thick in some areas.
Finally, the archbishop drove up the six hour drive from Albuquerque to visit the job site and was astonished at the size and magnitude of the project. He was shocked and infuriated, then he was overcome with the beauty of the church and could not keep himself from falling in love with the creation. This church is the hidden treasure of Santa Fe, not only because of its pueblo beauty, but because of the story behind its building. A story of the love and dedication of the men and women of its parish who wanted their own church to worship in.
The first mass was on June 27, 1940, 14 months after the first adobe was made. The Archbishop said the mass, celebrating the 400th anniversary of the Spanish entry into New Mexico.
Visiting Santa Fe > Must-See Events > May
Route starts at Christus St. Vincent's Regional Medical Center Corner of St. Michaels Dr. and Hospital Dr
WHEN: May 22, 2016
A hundred miles of history pass under your wheels as you bicycle down the ancient Turquoise Trail through the old mining towns of Madrid and Golden, villages and mountain passes and 100 miles after you start, wheel back into Old Santa Fe.
Visiting Santa Fe > Must-See Events > October
WHEN: October 1 - 9, 2016
Hundreds of balloons fill the sky at dawn and dusk for nine days, with races, night flights, and more. Balloon Fiesta Park, 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway, Albuquerque.
Visiting Santa Fe > Pet Friendly Santa Fe
With Peaceful Pet Sitters LLC you know that your pet’s care and the safety of your home is our top priority. We provide dog walking, pet sitting and overnight services. Every dog is unique. We will provide individualized daily dog walking that is tailored to fit both you and your dog’s needs. Your dog will be walked individually, never with a large group of dogs to ensure safety and one on one attention.Your pets will be visited in your home when you are away on vacation. Each visit is a minimum of 30 minutes, but we will stay for as long as it takes to make sure your pet is happy, secure and comfortable. Your pets will receive custom care based on their specific needs. We feed, medicate, and clean-up after them; then give lots of love, play, and company. Are you worried that your pets will be lonely in the middle of the night? With Overnight Pet Sitting Services, your pets will have someone to cuddle with and tuck them in. This luxury service includes dinner prepared your way, play time, lots of cuddles, tuck in service, morning play or walk, and breakfast. Overnight Pet Sitting visits can be combined with Daily Pet Sitting Visits to provide a full program of daily/nightly care.
Amenities: Pet Friendly.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Family Activities
Santa Fe Children is a complete online resource guide for families who live in or are visiting Santa Fe. Get info on Santa Fe Schools, Local Events, Toy & Book Stores, Kid-Friendly Restaurants, Clubs & Organizations, After-school and Summer Programs, Day Trips, Sports & Fitness, Arts & Music, Clothing & Gear Stores, and more! Amenities: Child Friendly.
Girls Inc.'s mission is inspiring all girls to be strong, smart, and bold. Our vision is empowered girls and women in an equitable society. Since 1955, Girls Inc. of Santa Fe has been a strong advocate for the changing needs of girls and young women in Santa Fe.
Girls Inc. is THE positive development and risk prevention organization for Santa Fe girls. We believe the Girls Inc. experience equips girls to navigate gender, economic, and social barriers and grow into healthy, educated, and independent women. We work with girls ages 5-18 through After School, Spring Break and Summer Camps, Outreach, Workshops, and Collaborations with other community organizations.
Amenities: Child Friendly.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Golf Courses
Cochiti Golf Club is an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones Jr. public golf course located in Cochiti Lake, New Mexico. Being conveniently located between Albuquerque and Santa Fe, NM it makes for a must play. The Cochiti Golf Club is consistently ranked as one of the best golf courses in New Mexico. To go along with the fantastic layout of the course, it is nestled in the beautiful high desert terrain of northern New Mexico. After your round, take in the views at the Stone Kiva Bar and Grill. It’s not hard to see why this place is called “Heaven with a zip code.”
Amenities: Cocktail Lounge, Entertainment, Meeting Facilities, Restaurant.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Tours > City
Turn Santa Fe into a giant game board with this fun scavenger hunt adventure. Combine the excitement of the Amazing Race with a three-hour city tour. Guided from any smart phone, teams make their way among well known and overlooked gems of the city, solving clues and completing challenges while learning local history. Available 365 days a year, sunrise to sunset. Start when you want and play at your pace. Save 20%- Only $39.20 for a team of 2-5 people after Promotion Code: SANTAFEVISIT. Sign up online at www.UrbanAdventureQuest.com.
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Tours > Culinary
Experience New Mexico's wine country!
A delightful afternoon of wine tasting, relax in comfort for a fun-filled scenic tour of local wineries & attractions.
Fun with friends & family!
New Mexico Wine Tours is a wine & scenic tour company that endeavors to show the beauty of New Mexico
along with the local wine tradition which is as rich as delicious & the oldest wine producing state in the US.
New Mexico Wine Tours operate's 7 days a week, with door to door service.
We offer a variety of tours of New Mexico to intrigue both visitors & local residents.
Public wine tasting tours are prefect for the solo traveler, parties of two or more, or customize your own
private group tour for the day.
Look at our unique tours such as the 1/2 day rafting then wine tour or our native cooking class - feast meal & tour.
Celebrate a birthday, bachelorette, reunion, anniversary, first date, retirement, work party or girl’s day out!
We provide transportation to all your favorite events, festivals, night out on the town & airport transportation. What ever the occasion, New Mexico Wine Tours will try our very best to make moments to remember.
Visiting Santa Fe > Weddings > Photography
Cinematic Afterglow Photography and Video.
Please visit our website and blog (www.cinematicafterglow.com/blog) to learn a little more about us and our services.
Happy Planning and Enjoy your trip to Santa Fe! We absolutely Love it here!
What's Happening > Events
Lensic Performing Arts Center
WHEN: December 11, 2016
Guest Conductor—and Concertmaster—David Felberg takes the podium once more to lead The Santa Fe Symphony’s annual afternoon of Christmas favoritesǃ This celebratory performance will feature family-friendly seasonal tunes like Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, Faith’s Brazilian Sleigh Bells, selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker Suite, the Irving Berlin favorite White Christmas and Anderson’s A Christmas Festival . . . and moreǃ
Visiting Santa Fe > 72 Hour Itineraries
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Media > Press Room > Current Releases > 2015 November, Santa Fe to Host First Annual Foodie Classic
Visiting Santa Fe > Indian Pueblos > Other New Mexico Pueblos
Media > Press Room > Current Releases > 2015 December, What's New in Santa Fe
Media > Press Room > Previous Press Releases > 2014, March Santa Fe Outdoors
Media > Press Room > Previous Press Releases > 2013, February President's Day Getaway
Media > Press Room > Previous Press Releases > 2013, April Discover Your Zen in Santa Fe
Media > Press Room > Previous Press Releases > 2014 August, Green Chile Cheeseburger Smackdown Finalists Announced
Visiting Santa Fe > Indian Pueblos > Etiquette
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Visiting Santa Fe > About Santa Fe > History
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Visiting Santa Fe > Galleries > Traditional
Media > Press Room > Current Releases > 2016 June, Santa Fe Hotel Complete Renovations and Attract Fresh Management & Culinary Talent
Visiting Santa Fe > About Santa Fe > Getting to Santa Fe
Visiting Santa Fe > Galleries > Native American Art
Media > Press Room > Current Releases > 2016 July, Horse Sense: HIPICO Santa Fe Summer and Fall Series Starts July 27
Visiting Santa Fe > Things to Do > Road Trips > Turquoise Trail and Madrid