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Curated Canyon Road Art Tour

  • Santa Fe Canyon Road art gallery tour
  • Visit a selection of the more than 80 art galleries in Santa Fe
  • Learn about the art world in Santa Fe from the art historian guide
Curated Canyon Road Art Tour
From US$37.00
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Friday Morning TourMost Popular
Departs Friday mornings at 10am
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Wednesday Morning Tour
Departs Wednesday morning at 10am
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Discover Canyon Road, home to over 80 art galleries, on this short and sweet introduction to Santa Fe's most famous thoroughfare. This intimate and interactive walking tour features a curated selection of exciting galleries to give you a taste of what Canyon Road has to offer. Our interactive approach invites you to delve into art, engage with the work on view, and chat with local gallerists and artists. In just two hours, you'll get to know Canyon Road and gain a new perspective on art. Your small-group tour is limited to 10 participants, which allows for a more personal experience.
What to Expect
Meet your guide, a local art historian and museum educator, on Canyon Road, and kick off the tour with a group discussion about the work on view at a vibrant art gallery. Continue along Canyon Road and take in the historic ambiance and architecture. You'll visit 3-4 more art venues selected to showcase the breadth and depth of artwork on Canyon Road. At each gallery, you'll see a different style of art, get local insight into the work on view, and learn tips for interpreting art that you can use in any gallery or museum. You'll also visit a historic site that evokes the atmosphere of old Canyon Road, when it was a dusty, bohemian art colony.
You'll finish the tour by 4pm near the end of Canyon Road, so you'll still have time to hit some other galleries after the tour, or head to happy hour. (Santa Fe is famous for its margaritas, you know!)
On this tour, you'll:
• Discover Canyon Road highlights, hidden gems, and off-the-beaten path art galleries
• Actively engage with the artwork on view – no spiels or lectures here!
• Experience the atmospheric charm of Canyon Road
• Discuss Canyon Road's history and evolution into an internationally celebrated arts district
• Meet local artists and gallerists
• Gain a fresh perspective on art
Reviews (15)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed February 9, 2019
Wonderful introduction to Canyon Rd

Elaine was a gracious and informed guide. She facilitated a casual conversation about art between visitors on the tour and gave some very helpful suggestions on how to be mindful in viewing art. The tour was stimulating yet relaxed. Especially in Santa Fe where the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank ArtTraveler2019
Elaine R, Owner at Santa Fe Art Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for reviewing your experience. I am so glad that you enjoyed the tour – and I love that you felt both stimulated and relaxed! That's definitely what we're going for. Looking at art can be such a wonderfully mindful and restorative experience,...More

Reviewed December 11, 2018
Loved it!

Thank you, Elaine, for wonderful tour!! Perfect introduction to Canyon Road. Elaine is very down to earth and engages all participants on the tour, regardless of artistique/creative background!! Grateful for fun, enlightening afternoon!More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Elaine R, Owner at Santa Fe Art Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your lovely review! I am thrilled to hear that the tour was a fun and enlightening experience for you. I'm happy to hear, also, that you felt it was engaging for everyone, regardless of their background. We work hard to provide an...More

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Fun and informative - I'll do it again

I went on a Canyon Road art tour with a group of friends this past weekend and thoroughly enjoyed the experience and Elaine's friendly and knowledgeable guidance. I've been on Canyon Road before, but this was an entirely different experience since she took us to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Elaine R, Owner at Santa Fe Art Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and had a new experience of Canyon Road. I always love sharing something new with Santa Fe locals and Canyon Road "regulars." I look forward to having you and your friends and family on...More

Reviewed December 7, 2018
Somethings even locals didn't even know!

I organized the Canyon Road Art tour with some friends from out of town, so half of our group were locals well acquainted with Canyon Road and the galleries. We were all very pleased with the tour. Elaine took us to places we hadn't gone...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Elaine R, Owner at Santa Fe Art Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you, Fran, for taking the time to review your experience. I always love having locals on tour, and it's especially fun for me to share unexpected and new arts spaces with Canyon Road "regulars." There is always something more to discover! It was so...More

Reviewed October 5, 2018 via mobile
Art Appreciation 101

This is a wonderful learning experience for anyone and we highly recommend it to painlessly increase your appreciation all the art you're seeing in Santa Fe. Elaine is a pleasant guide and excellent at her job. She needs to be hired by a major art...More

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Elaine R, Owner at Santa Fe Art Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing your tour! There is indeed so much art in Santa Fe, and we try to share fun, simple ways for interpreting and appreciating art. I had so much fun with your group, and I'm delighted to hear that you...More

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