Canyon Road Art Galleries
Canyon Road Art District in Santa Fe -Art enthusiasts and collectors won't want to miss a stroll down the tree-lined streets of Canyon Road, Santa Fe's bustling arts and culture district. Canyon Road is located east of the historic Plaza between Paseo de Peralta and Camino Escondido and features the city's highest concentration of art galleries, souvenir shops and art boutiques. Guests of Hotel Chimayo can discover this top art destination just one mile away.
Canyon Road & The Santa Fe Art Colony -Canyon Road developed from a simple farming community into a central hub of the Santa Fe Art Colony. Drawn by Santa Fe's stunning desert landscape, the first professional artists settled on Canyon Road in the early 20th century. Carlos Vierra arrived in 1904, while Gerald Cassidy settled his home and studio in 1915.
As word of the art colony spread, artists from New York flocked to Santa Fe's fledgling art world, as did nationally-known and European-trained artists. Today, Canyon Road is the second largest art market in the country with some of the most renowned art galleries in the world.
Canyon Road Historic Architecture -Canyon Road visitors will immediately notice the stunning adobe architecture that lines this famous seven-block stretch. Rafael and Joseph Garcia, Geronimo Lopez and Juan Jose Prada are just a few of the family names whose original two and three-room Spanish farmhouse still stand.
Don't miss a visit to El Zaguan, a 19-room adobe home with lush courtyards and gardens. Today, it is the headquarters of the Historic Santa Fe Foundation.
Canyon Road was the old supply route of wood and goods transported on Burros into Santa Fe's Burro Alley to be sold.
For more information about Canyon Road, please visit www.canyonroadarts.com.