This summer Santa Fe will host the first-ever Santa Fe Art Week from July 12 through July 21, 2019. Santa Fe, surrounded by the glowing colors of desert and sky, is art itself. The soft lines of the city’s 400-year old adobe buildings along with the temperate summer climate make this town the destination for the Summer of 2019.
Santa Fe Art Week in July is a 10-day exhibition of world-class art which features abundant galleries and conversations with their artists. Your walking tour allows you to experience the eclectic co-mingling of museums, boutiques, and restaurants on a personal level. Each gallery doorway you step through brings you into yet another world of color, mood, and expression. You will be amazed and transformed.
Santa Fe artists are diverse. Some are long-time residents who tap into their talent later in life. Young and contemporary artists relocate to Santa Fe from larger urban areas and are nourished by strong community support while they explore their craft.
Finished art pieces are endlessly diverse in color and texture. Inspiration drawn from the New Mexico landscape is clearly manifested in oil and watercolor, whether in bright splashes or subtle whispers. Sculptures appear to rise out of nearby desert topography. Many artists travel, therefore, influence from international architecture and other geographies become evident. The portrayal of natural and urban landscapes, in abstraction or realism, abound.
One hometown offering is the spectacular kinetic sculptures created by Mark White in his 1700s adobe gallery. Just add a soft desert breeze, and the fluid motion becomes entrancing to the eye and nourishing to the soul. You are the interpreter, see whatever you like!
There are many live demonstrations and interactive art classes to attend. With over 100 scheduled events, your week will be filled with surprise, education, and cultural richness.
As the week progresses, the Art Santa Fe Opening Night Preview Party will be held Friday, July 18 at the modern Santa Fe Community Convention Center.
Art Santa Fe is celebrating 19 successful years this summer of bringing together local, state and worldwide talent. For attendees who simply appreciate beauty and want to take home a treasure, you will be welcomed and delighted. On display will be stunning original paintings, sculptures, photography, and glassworks.
The Santa Fe Community Convention Center is a magnificent structure carefully designed to incorporate tradition and history with efficiency and functionality. Completed in 2008, city planners carefully preserved Navajo and Spanish accents and local artisans contributed complementing final touches. The Convention Center creates the perfect ambiance congruent with the art you are viewing.
Compared to the concrete and steel sameness of many other urban areas, the kaleidoscope of color and light offered by Santa Fe may shift you into sensory overload– in the best possible way. Plan your vacation at the Santa Fe Art Week in July and collect your takeaway memories from the City Different!
And when you are done shopping for art at the end of the week, don’t forget to call PakMail for all of your art shipping needs.