Ninth Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out

Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, 2017

Every year, on the third Saturday of October, hundreds of artists bring paint, easels, clay, carving tools, fire, fibers, beads, precious metals, and stone to Canyon Road for this iconic event. Continuing a hundred year tradition, artists line the road to create new work “en plein air” and involve onlookers in the process.

The natural beauty of the pure mountain air, the ethereal quality of the light, and the clear vistas have proven an irresistible draw to artists for more than a century. The Paint & Sculpt Out brings together all these elements for one glorious autumnal weekend.

The event is open to all creative artists including sculptors, glass blowers, fiber artists, jewelry designers, weavers, carvers, and potters. All events are free and open to the public.

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Friday Art Walk

Spend the day on Canyon Road historic Canyon Road and experience the artistic energy of this magical half-mile. More than one hundred galleries, jewelry stores, clothing boutiques, home furnishings shops, artist studios, and gourmet restaurants line this road. A number of artists will be demonstrating their techniques throughout the day and galleries will be putting final touches on new exhibits and installations. This ais a great day to explore the interiors of the gracious adobe architecture and sculpture gardens that give Canyon Road its unique old world charm.

Meet the artists on Friday evening at gallery receptions, previews and shows. Special events will take place at many of the road's celebrated restaurants, boutiques, designer jewelers, galleries and shops that will stay open late.

Meet the Artists

Painters, potters, sculptors, glass artists and designer jewelers are among the 150 artists expected at this year's Paint & Sculpt Out. Both established and emerging artists will be set up outdoors at the following galleries and shops from 10am - 4pm on Saturday, October 21, 2017.


The event is organized by the Canyon Road Merchants Association with support from Business Sponsors.

Contact: CRMA | 369 Montezuma #270 | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | | (505) 795-5703

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Student Musical Performances

Nearly 500 Santa Fe Public Schools' music students will perform at the Historic Paint & Sculpt Out. Santa Fe's only All-SFPS Music Parade starts at noon! From 1-3pm, choirs, string ensembles, bands, and more will perform alongside artists at galleries along the road. Our students delight in this opportunity to shine on Canyon Road. You are heartily invited to come out and support them, cheer them on, and let them know you value their accomplishments.

Photo: Earth Balance Photography

Photo: Earth Balance Photography