Art & chocolate – let your senses collide

Many of us love visiting art museums and galleries, but how often do we get the opportunity to slow down, take a closer look, and really engage with what we're seeing? This interactive tour is designed to get us to do just that, all while enjoying the atmosphere of three very different Santa Fe art galleries. We’ll conclude at Kakawa Chocolate House and continue the conversation over tantalizing chocolate elixirs.

The Galleries

We'll kick off the tour at Nedra Matteucci Galleries, a landmark Santa Fe art gallery. Housed in a sprawling historic adobe, Nedra Matteucci Galleries specializes in work with a Southwestern flair by modern and contemporary New Mexico artists. There, we'll delve into an artwork on view through a handy method for art criticism. Next door, Peters Projects shows a range of fascinating artwork by local and international cutting-edge contemporary artists.

After exploring the current exhibitions at Peters Projects, we'll head to Pippin Contemporary, a cozy gallery on Canyon Road that celebrates color. Through close-looking prompts and conversation, we’ll probe what makes art “good,” pinpoint what we personally respond to, and uncover what we value about art.

Please note that due to exhibition schedules, the selection of galleries may change.

The Chocolate House

To conclude the tour, we’ll visit Kakawa Chocolate House and indulge in tantalizing chocolate elixirs that stimulate the senses with unique combinations of herbs, spices, and fine drinking chocolate. Once you've selected your favorite, we'll continue the conversation while enjoying the Kakawa elixirs of our choice. One small chocolate elixir is included in the price of the tour.

The Experience

  • Visit three Santa Fe art galleries

  • See a range of artistic styles and media

  • Enjoy smart dialogue and lively conversation about the artwork on view

  • Stimulate your senses with a unique chocolate elixir from Kakawa Chocolate House

The Details

Who: All adults and children 10+ are welcome. If you have younger children, please consider our Kid-Friendly Canyon Road tour.
When: This tour is offered Fridays at 10am.
Where: We will meet in the front patio of Nedra Matteucci Galleries and walk approximately 0.5 miles. Please note that you must reserve your spot prior to the tour start time.
How long: Approximately 2 hours
How much: $35 per person plus tax. Price includes chocolate elixir tasting and a small chocolate elixir of your choice. Gratuity for your guide is always appreciated.

Private tours: Private tours may be booked at a date and time of your choosing subject to availability. The price for a private tour is $55 per person plus tax with a three-person minimum. Includes chocolate elixir tasting and a small chocolate elixir of your choice. We offer discounted pricing to groups of ten or more. Please contact us directly to schedule a private tour.