It’s always a pleasant surprise when our visit to a city coincides with a festival or event. We were lucky enough to be in Santa Fe New Mexico during ArtFeast 2012, a fantastic event that spans an entire weekend. Santa Fe is the Mecca of art galleries – over 250 galleries! Obviously, that can be a bit overwhelming (particularly when one – ahem, Cory – has a short attention span for art). We attended the Edible Art Tour, an evening of fantastic art and local food. With the purchase of a badge, we were able to wander the streets of Santa Fe at night, as the town was decked out in a festive atmosphere. Local restaurants partnered with the galleries to provide samples of their classic dishes, so really we were knocking out two birds with one walk! We would have never been able to try all the fantastic dishes in our few days in the city.

I loved the delicate sculptures of Tim Tate at the Jane Sauer Gallery - I wanted to take a bite!

Most of the galleries are housed in small homes – so you have the intimate feel of wandering through a friend’s house. Just an extremely well-decorated house! :)

I was a huge fan of Randall Rosenthal’s drawing sculptures, since they remind me so much of my own sister’s art. It didn’t hurt that Bob Dylan was one of the featured portraits!

And how fantastic is this Frenchie? Beau, this bulldog statue by Lisa Sartor at gf contemporary gallery, flashed through a rainbow of colors.

Speaking of gf contemporary, their two showrooms had the handsdown best approach to the night’s festivities! One shop was decorated like Neverland – starting in the Darling’s nursery, and moving through the iconic images of Peter Pan’s playland. At their sister shop, it was Pirates all the way! The owners even dressed up – Peter Pan, Tink, and Hook were out in full force. 
 Check out the rest of our photos below! It was such a fun and enjoyable way to tour Santa Fe’s art galleries.

Getting the party started - ArtFeast was both indoors and outdoors, despite the cold!

Getting the party started - ArtFeast was both indoors and outdoors, despite the cold!

Cory kicking it with three sheep on the street!

Cory kicking it with three sheep on the street!

A few galleries hosted live music, in addition to the delicious food

A few galleries hosted live music, in addition to the delicious food

I was NOT a fan of this exhibit!

I was NOT a fan of this exhibit!

More creepy crawlies!

More creepy crawlies!

white lights make anything festive!

white lights make anything festive!

Fun outdoor sculptures at Mark White Fine Art (hosted by Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery)

Fun outdoor sculptures at Mark White Fine Art (hosted by Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery)

gorgeous night in Santa Fe

gorgeous night in Santa Fe

night sky

night sky

Pita fries! How delicious.

Pita fries! How delicious.

Good thing we were served food, because I was drooling at these sculptures!

Good thing we were served food, because I was drooling at these sculptures!

Yummy yet inedible treats from sculpture Tim Tate

Yummy yet inedible treats from sculpture Tim Tate

Great sketch/scultures by Randall Rosenthal

Great sketch/scultures by Randall Rosenthal

I particularly loved that many of the art galleries were actually small homes. It was like walking through a friend's (extremely) well-decorated house!

I particularly loved that many of the art galleries were actually small homes. It was like walking through a friend's (extremely) well-decorated house!

gf contemporary had two locations, set up to be Neverland and Skull Island! We loved the whimsical touch to what could be a stuffy event.

gf contemporary had two locations, set up to be Neverland and Skull Island! We loved the whimsical touch to what could be a stuffy event.

Check out the images & names on the crayons!

Check out the images & names on the crayons!

Preparing the feasting.

Preparing the feasting.

One way to get kids interested in art? Surround it with Peter Pan imagery!

One way to get kids interested in art? Surround it with Peter Pan imagery!

Capt. Hook and Tink at GF Contemporary

Capt. Hook and Tink at GF Contemporary

Loved these falling little men.

Loved these falling little men.

Cute little french bulldog sculpture, with changing mood light inside

Cute little french bulldog sculpture, with changing mood light inside

gf contemporary art gallery - home to the Peter Pan theme!

gf contemporary art gallery - home to the Peter Pan theme!

After-party at Ore House at Milagro

After-party at Ore House at Milagro

Getting the party started - ArtFeast was both indoors and outdoors, despite the cold!Cory kicking it with three sheep on the street!A few galleries hosted live music, in addition to the delicious foodI was NOT a fan of this exhibit!More creepy crawlies!white lights make anything festive!Fun outdoor sculptures at Mark White Fine Art (hosted by Blue Corn Cafe & Brewery)gorgeous night in Santa Fenight skyPita fries! How delicious.Good thing we were served food, because I was drooling at these sculptures!Yummy yet inedible treats from sculpture Tim TateGreat sketch/scultures by Randall RosenthalI particularly loved that many of the art galleries were actually small homes. It was like walking through a friend's (extremely) well-decorated house!gf contemporary had two locations, set up to be Neverland and Skull Island! We loved the whimsical touch to what could be a stuffy event.Check out the images & names on the crayons!Preparing the feasting.One way to get kids interested in art? Surround it with Peter Pan imagery!Capt. Hook and Tink at GF ContemporaryLoved these falling little men.Cute little french bulldog sculpture, with changing mood light insidegf contemporary art gallery - home to the Peter Pan theme!After-party at Ore House at Milagro
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2 Responses to Santa Fe ArtFeast 2012 – Santa Fe, NM

  1. Mary Elisabeth says:

    That photo of the purple night sky is absolutely gorgeous, Lindsay!

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