Seventh Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out

Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18, 2014

Over 100 artists will participate in this not-to-be missed outdoor event that stretches the length of Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road The seventh annual Paint Out continues a tradition of painting “en plein air” that began a century ago on this fabled Santa Fe road when artists first arrived with early settlers.

Although the event is called “Paint Out”, you’ll see artists working in a variety of media at the event - including sculptors, weavers, jewelers, and carvers who take the opportunity to showcase their world-class talents alongside the painters.

At Paint Out, onlookers will see why Canyon Road has an international reputation as an art mecca for both artists and art lovers alike. The incredible diversity of artistic talent of Canyon Road is amazing.

Some artists will paint or sculpt what they see, others will bring live models (both two- and four-legged), and still other will pull from their mind’s imagination for their subject matter. It’s completely up to the individual artists.

Throughout the day at numerous venues, a variety of artistic demonstrations are planned from bronze casting to painting, from sculpting in Italian marble to canvas-making, and from painting to jewelry design. Artists at some locations will be working with children.

A festival parade with marching bands takes place at noon and students from the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program will perform in the early afternoon.

Music, food, art shows, and refreshments will be offered at locations all along Canyon Road.


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Click here to see video from the 2011 Paint Out!