A fresh look at the Santa Fe Railyard

Art enthusiasts and foodies, unite! This innovative walking tour highlights two sides of Santa Fe's bustling Railyard district – upscale art galleries and the Santa Fe Farmers' Market – and weaves together mindfulness, making, and the farm-to-table mentality in a way that’s accessible to all. Join local artist Liz Brindley for a walk through the Railyard and dive into art through an ecological lens. Practice deep looking at paintings and veggies to discover the interconnection of the natural and human-made world. This exploration of art and food includes two to three gallery visits, a trip to the Santa Fe Farmers’ Market, and a hands-on printmaking workshop to create your own food-inspired artwork. Dig in! 

The Galleries

Housed in airy, warehouse-style spaces, the galleries of the Railyard Arts District show an inspiring array of artwork, from sleek contemporary art to earthy, textured textiles and ancient artifacts. You'll visit a selection of two to three galleries and take a deep dive into the work on view through lively group conversation.

The Farmers' Market

The Santa Fe Farmers' Market has been voted one of the top farmers' markets in the country by USA Today, Sunset Magazine, and America Unravelled. Having worked closely with many of the farmers who sell produce there, Liz has the inside scoop. She'll escort you through the bustling market where you'll gather inspiration – and materials – for your hands-on workshop.

The Workshop

What better souvenir of your Railyard experience than an original artwork of your own design? After visiting the Railyard art galleries and the Farmers' Market, you'll be bursting with ideas. Each tour will end at form & concept, where Liz will guide you through the process of making your own print with local produce gathered from the market. No prior printmaking experience is necessary – this workshop is suitable for experts and beginners alike.

The Experience

  • Visit the Railyard District art galleries
  • Meet local farmers and sample delicious treats at the Farmers’ Market
  • Practice mindful looking at both art and food
  • Discover the interconnection of the natural and human-made world
  • Create your own food-inspired artwork to take with you

The Details

Who: All adults and children 10+ are welcome. If you have younger children, please contact us about booking a private family tour.
When: This tour is currently available by request only on Saturday mornings. Please submit a request by clicking the button below.
Where: You'll meet Liz at the water tower in the Railyard and walk about a half a mile through the Railyard district
How long: Approximately 2 hours
How much: $50 per person plus tax. All workshop materials and small bottles of water are included in the price of the tour. You may want to bring some small bills in case something at the Farmers' Market entices you. Gratuity for your guide is always appreciated.