For information about
Passport to the Arts 2013,
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Passport to the Arts
May 11 - 13, 2012
Presented by the Canyon Road Merchants Association

Your weekend begins with Friday evening art openings, special shows, and exhibitions that are planned at many of the one hundred galleries and boutiques that line Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road.

The experience continues on Saturday with myriad special events including an Artist Quick Draw and Live Auction, silent auctions, special demonstrations, and performances. The weekend of events concludes with a tour of historic buildings conducted by the Historic Santa Fe Foundation.

Saturday Events
Artist Quick Draw & Live Auction | Trunk Shows | Silent Auctions | Music | Food | Art Shows

Artist Quick Draw 9:30 – 11 am
This is a rare opportunity to watch artists, using a broad range of media and very individual techniques, create original works under the pressure of time and in public view. Each of the 33 participating artists will create an original piece in 90 minutes.

After putting down their brushes, palette knives, paints, and tools; they’ll have just 30 minutes to prepare their works for sale, frame them if necessary, and get their works to the Live Quick Draw Auction. Click here for a list of Artists and Quick Draw Locations.

Quick Draw Live Auction 11:30 am
The paint won’t be dry on the canvas when bidding opens at a live auction of the one of a kind works of art from the Quick Draw. Local artists have agreed to donate a percentage of the sale of their pieces to the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program.

Register to bid at the Live Auction on the day of the event at any Quick Draw Location or click here to register in advance for the live auction.

Silent Auctions 10 am – 5 pm
An exceptional collection of paintings, sculpture, glass, jewelry, weavings, and pottery is available to be viewed and bid upon at fifty galleries, boutiques, and jewelers along Canyon Road. A portion of proceeds benefit the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program.

Special Events 10 am – 5 pm
Spend the afternoon in rhythm with a variety of live musical offerings and special shows. Your Passport will guide you through the intimate interiors and lovely gardens of the century old adobes that line Canyon Road. Enjoy wonderful special exhibitions, trunk shows, live music, and food: and experience the world of art on Canyon Road.

Student Musical Performances  1 – 3 pm
Bands, choirs, and orchestras from the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program will perform at a dozen outdoor locations on Canyon Road.

Jazz on Canyon Road  5:30 – 7:30 pm

The Tribute Trio will perform at a free outdoor concert at Ventana Fine Art on the corner of Canyon Road and Garcia Street.

Pianist John Rangel, Bassist Michael Glynn, and Drummer Cal Haines will honor the powerful influence of legends who helped shape the evolution of jazz, focusing on original compositions that compel listeners and musicians alike.

Be sure to bring a lawn chair for the evening musical event.

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our Passport to the Arts Sponsors

Los Alamos National Bank

Hotel Santa Fe

Santa Fean Magazine
The Essential Guide
New Mexico Bank & Trust