Great art, fascinating history, lively dialogue
Our most popular tour, Curated Canyon Road brings a fresh perspective to Santa Fe’s historic arts district. Home to over 80 art galleries, Canyon Road is a “must see” for any art lover visiting Santa Fe.
This personal and interactive walking tour features a curated collection of don’t-miss galleries, selected to showcase the breadth and depth of artwork on Canyon Road. Our interactive approach invites you to delve into art, engage with the work on view, and chat with local gallerists and artists. In just two hours, you'll get to know Canyon Road and gain a new perspective on art.
We've combed Canyon Road in search of galleries that are fun, unique, exciting, and demonstrate consistent quality. We feature landmark galleries as well as off-the-beaten-path venues that surprise even the locals who join our tours.
During the tour, we will visit a selection of three to four galleries that encompass a range of artistic styles and media, and at each gallery, we’ll experience the artwork in a different way. Conversation is a cornerstone of our tours –– our guides are all seasoned art museum educators, and we like to get people looking, chatting, sharing, laughing, and enjoying art in a new way. Each tour is limited to 10 participants for a more personal experience.
On our Canyon Road art tour, you’ll:
Visit landmark art galleries and off-the-beaten path art venues on Canyon Road
See a range of artwork, from museum-quality Western painting and photography to compelling contemporary art
Experience the charm of Canyon Road
Meet local artists and gallerists
Enjoy smart dialogue and lively conversations about the artwork on view
Learn about Canyon Road history and how Santa Fe became a hub for artists and creatives
Who: All adults and children 10+ are welcome. If you have younger children, please consider our Kid-Friendly Canyon Road tour.
When: Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons. Please see our calendar for availability. Or, make it a private tour and schedule it at the time of your choosing by contacting us directly.
Where: We'll meet on Canyon Road and walk approximately 0.5 miles. Our meeting location will be provided in your confirmation email at the time of booking.
How long: Approximately 2 hours
How much: $30 plus tax per person
Private tours: If you prefer a private Canyon Road art tour at the date and time of your choosing, the price is $50 per person plus tax with a $150 minimum. We offer discounted pricing to groups of ten or more. Please contact us directly to schedule a private tour.
“We had a superb walk through of this incredible art area in Santa Fe. Elaine was extremely knowledgable and each gallery that we visited told us we were 'in good hands.' She planned a great tour that included many art styles. Our two boys, who were skeptical to start, really enjoyed it as well.”