Visit Historic Canyon Road in Santa Fe

A Magical Half-Mile

Nestled into the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Canyon Road is a magical half-mile in the Historic District of Santa Fe. Stroll this picturesque trail to experience fine art, great shopping, and exquisite dining any day of the week or make plans to attend one of our very special annual events.

The Art of Canyon Road
100 Years - 100 Galleries

Explore the history of Santa Fe’s art scene as you stroll historic Canyon Road, a perfect vacation destination just minutes away from the top Santa Fe hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts.

While gracious adobe architecture gives Canyon Road its old world charm, diversity is its claim to fame. More than a hundred galleries, jewelry stores, clothing boutiques, home furnishings shops, artist studios, and gourmet restaurants line this magical half-mile.

As a collector, whether you prefer art that is contemporary, abstract, modern, expressionistic, figurative, photorealistic, traditional, western or Native American, it’s all here. Galleries showcase paintings in oil, acrylic, watercolor, and encaustic, fine-art photography, graphics such as lithographs, serigraphs, giclées, woodcuts, engravings, and monotypes, as well as sculpture in stone, bronze, wood, and glass.

Add something special to your life by visiting Canyon Road’s boutiques, which abound with unique fashions and wearable art. Jewelry stores dazzle with contemporary handmade adornments in gold and silver, and traditional and Native silverwork and inlays. Find that perfect enhancement for your home in shops featuring antiques and fine furniture, Native American pottery, rugs, gifts, folk art, and handmade crafts, as well as cutting-edge contemporary furnishings.

An artist colony in it's early history, Santa Fe still attracts painters and sculptors who work in studios along Canyon Road and invite the public to watch them at work.

Plan on spending the day, enjoying casual and fine dining in shady garden patios and at world-class restaurants.There are plenty of benches with views.

Discover the muse that makes life worth living: Canyon Road—a place that has inspired creativity for centuries.


Upcoming Events

Friday and Saturday
May 6 & 7, 2016

Artists and art lovers from around the country converge on Santa Fe for this two day art adventure. Friday: Gallery Openings, Late Night Dining and Entertainment. Saturday: Artist Slow Draw, Artist Reception, Silent and Live Auctions

*Now in its fifth year, the Canyon Road Spring Art Festival was formerly called Passport to the Arts

June 10, 2016
Bask in the City Different’s pleasant evenings and enjoy stunning sunsets, while wandering the historic road to view inspired artworks and nosh on sensational savories. More than 30 Canyon Road galleries & restaurants are participating.

5-8pm View inspired artworks and nosh on sensational savories

Winter ArtFeast

Historic Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out
Friday & Saturday,
October 14 & 15th

Friday-Gallery Openings, Meet the Artists
Saturday-Paint Out & Sculpt Out

October 31, 2016, 4-6pm

Treats for kids, parents, and pets in costume

December 24, 2016

Dusk- Santa Fe’s most beloved holiday tradition