New Mexico Community Partnerships
Heritage Hotels & Resorts, Hotels Supporting Cultural CausesWhen you stay at our hotel in downtown Santa Fe, you make a difference in the community. Hotel Chimayo supports cultural and artistic ventures by featuring regionally-inspired design, custom artwork, decor and cuisine. The work of more than 70 local artists is featured at Hotel Chimayo.
Our community support includes:
- Community partnerships involvement
- Hospitality community programs, cultural programs and events
- Various organizations, non-profits and scholarships programs
Chimayo Cultural Preservation AssociationThe Chimayo Cultural Preservation Association was created to document and preserve the unique history of the Chimayo community. The association is working to build an archive of historical photographs and documents, gather oral histories, maintain historic buildings, and increase community awareness of Chimayo history, culture and traditions.
Chimayo MuseumThe Chimayo Cultural Preservation Association operates the Chimayo Museum, located in Chimayo, New Mexico at Plaza del Cerro. The location is the center of the original Spanish Colonial settlement established in 1740. The museum is dedicated to educating the community about the history and culture of Chimayo and northern New Mexico. The museum features photographs of the Chimayo area dating back to the 1800s.
13 Plaza Del Cerro
Chimayo, NM 87522
Los MaestrosLos Maestros is an ongoing program of the Chimayo Cultural Preservation Association. It is designed to teach the children of Chimayo the hands-on skills of New Mexican folk art, an artistic heritage that has been passed down for many generations. The art classes are held once a month at the Chimayo Museum. Subjects taught include tinwork, straw applique, traditional wood carving, weaving, micaceous pottery, colcha embroidery and traditional painting on wood and hide. The students range in age between nine and seventeen. They pledge to stay in school, resist drugs and to be respectful and well-mannered during all activities. Los Maestros partners with Hotel Chimayo for their students to sell their artwork at the hotel at semi-annual art fairs and is also connected with the Spanish Colonial Arts Society and Spanish Market. More information here.
Learn about our other Heritage Hotels & Resorts Community Partnerships and Cultural Causes