Get some culture, have some fun.


It doesn't have to be one or the other. Santa Fe Art Tours specializes in art-focused tours that prioritize you, the viewer, through unique activities and lively conversation. We'll probe unique themes, delve into art, chat with artists, and visit local culinary landmarks. Choose one of our signature tours or customize your own –– and discover the City Different through its thriving art scene.

Canyon Road Art Tour

Canyon Road Quickie


Home to over 80 art galleries, Canyon Road can be a little bit overwhelming. Cue Canyon Road Quickie, an introduction to Santa Fe's most famous thoroughfare. With stops at a charming historic site and a curated selection of galleries, the Quickie encapsulates the Canyon Road experience without tuckering you out.

2 hr | $25 pp

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Nedra Matteucci Galleries

A Matter of Taste

Let Your SEnses collide

What makes a work of art good or bad? Why are we personally drawn to one artist and not another? These are some of the questions we'll explore during this tour of three diverse Santa Fe art galleries. We'll conclude the tour with a tantalizing chocolate elixir at the one-and-only Kakawa Chocolate House.

2 hr | $35 pp

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Downtown Santa Fe

Discover Downtown

Settle into santa fe

The perfect way to orient yourself in Santa Fe, the Discover Downtown tour is a fun and relaxed walk through Santa Fe's historic plaza area. We'll focus on arts and culture and cover some spots to eat, drink, and shop. In true Santa Fe style, the tour pace is slow and leisurely, and it includes a stop at C.G. Higgins Confections, home of handmade truffles.

2 hr | $35 pp

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customized art tour

Custom Art Tours

A Tailored tour just for you

Interested in a particular style of art? Looking for something specific? Have a special request? No problem. A custom, private art tour is perfect for anyone who would like a more personalized experience, from collectors to school or specialized travel groups, to wedding parties. The possibilities are (almost) endless. Try something different in the City Different!

Duration &
price varies

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    A Sense of Place

    gallery Tour and art workshop

    Create vibrant memories in beautiful Santa Fe, New Mexico with a unique gallery tour and hands-on guided art workshop designed to leave you with a special sense of place. This two-part experience takes place on Canyon Road and in the Santa Fe studio of local artist Lauren Mantecon.

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    Reconnecting with Self

    gallery tour and art therapy workshop

    For those seeking creative exploration and a sense of renewal, tap into the magic of Santa Fe, New Mexico with a unique gallery tour and art therapy workshop that will inspire you to reconnect with yourself through art. This two-part experience takes place in Canyon Road galleries and in art therapist Katie Hall's studio.


    Not your typical tour.

    Intimate, personal, engaging. No spiels, no crowds. Our tours are truly audience-oriented. While our tours are relaxed and accessible, we've actually distilled a lot of fancy learning theory and museum education methodology to create informative and memorable experiences that are also a lot of fun. Here's a glimpse at what makes us different.

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    Slow & Select

    We take the old adage "quality over quantity" to heart. By visiting a small number of galleries and spending time with a select few works of art, we create time and space to slow down, look closely, and enjoy the experience.


    Conversation is the cornerstone of our tours. Our discussion-based approach promotes learning, exploring, and sharing. And, we don't do rehearsed spiels, so every tour is one-of-a-kind. While art historical methods inform our tours, this is also about you –– the viewer –– and your personal responses to art. 




    Reciting facts and figures is not our priority. Rather than just receive information, we want you to engage, connect, and explore. Through activities that encourage close-looking and conversations with practicing artists and gallerists, we'll actively delve into the work on view.


    Chris, TripAdvisor

    "Elaine's tour was a step beyond the standard lecture-style visit to a museum or gallery, where listening is the primary action. It was equal parts art history lesson, interactive discussion and colorful personalities." 


    "This tour far exceeded my expectations. Santa Fe is known as something of an art hub, and as someone who isn't immersed in that scene, it can appear to me as hard to access. BUT, this tour really opened up that world to me."