Save the Date! Saturday, October 17, 2015

Eighth Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out

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Artists and art lovers are encouraged to make plans now for this exceptional art event held on historic Canyon Road in Santa Fe each year on the third Saturday of October. Hundreds of artists and thousands of art enthusiasts come together for the daylong outdoor artist demonstration. Artists bring live models, paint, clay, carving knives, blow torches, easels and materials from their studios and begin working on the iconic art road. Throughout the day, the artists interact with the public as they demonstrate their processes.

In just seven years, the Paint & Sculpt Out has evolved into one of the nation’s largest annual artist demonstrations. Canyon Road is situated in a uniquely beautiful setting in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. 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.

Each year, wonderful new elements are introduced to the Paint Out. In 2014, sculptors were added to the roster, and many revealed their fascinating processes for the first time on Canyon Road. Sculptors worked in clay, Italian marble, metal, ceramic, bronze, stone, ivory, and wood.

Also seen on the road were glass blowers, fiber artists, canvas makers, jewelry designers, weavers, and potters. Many artists were inspired by the simplicity of Canyon Road’s carefully preserved historic adobes and gardens. Belly dancers, riders on horseback, passers-by, live musicians, a festival parade with marching bands, and student musicians from the Santa Fe Public Schools provided inspiration for others and a very festive backdrop for the daylong outdoor event.

Also new in 2014, Santa Fe’s first every Art Flash Mob erupted at Winterowd Fine Art & GF Contemporary. It began when loud music filled the air. Dancers from Santa Fe’s StudioNia turned up the music and revved up the crowd with their dance moves. Onlookers joined in on the fun and several artists set up canvases to capture the impromptu scene. It was an exuberant finale to a perfectly artistic day.

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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