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Discover Canyon Road Art Tour

  • Santa Fe Canyon Road art gallery tour
  • Visit a selection of the more than 80 art galleries in Santa Fe
  • Learn about the art world in Santa Fe from the art historian guide
Discover Canyon Road Art Tour
From US$ 33.00
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Friday Afternoon TourMost Popular
Departs Friday afternoons at 2pm
From US$ 33.00
Wednesday Morning Tour
Departs Wednesday morning at 10am
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Discover Canyon Road, home to over 80 art galleries, on this short and sweet introduction to Santa Fe's most famous thoroughfare. This intimate and interactive walking tour features a curated selection of exciting galleries to give you a taste of what Canyon Road has to offer. 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. Your small-group tour is limited to 10 participants, which allows for a more personal experience.
What to Expect
Meet your guide, a local art historian and museum educator, on Canyon Road, and kick off the tour with a group discussion about the work on view at a vibrant art gallery. Continue along Canyon Road and take in the historic ambiance and architecture. You'll visit 3-4 more art venues selected to showcase the breadth and depth of artwork on Canyon Road. At each gallery, you'll see a different style of art, get local insight into the work on view, and learn tips for interpreting art that you can use in any gallery or museum. You'll also visit a historic site that evokes the atmosphere of old Canyon Road, when it was a dusty, bohemian art colony.

You'll finish the tour by 4pm near the end of Canyon Road, so you'll still have time to hit some other galleries after the tour, or head to happy hour. (Santa Fe is famous for its margaritas, you know!)

On this tour, you'll:
  • Discover Canyon Road highlights, hidden gems, and off-the-beaten path art galleries
  • Actively engage with the artwork on view – no spiels or lectures here!
  • Experience the atmospheric charm of Canyon Road
  • Discuss Canyon Road's history and evolution into an internationally celebrated arts district
  • Meet local artists and gallerists
  • Gain a fresh perspective on art
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile
Art Appreciation 101

This is a wonderful learning experience for anyone and we highly recommend it to painlessly increase your appreciation all the art you're seeing in Santa Fe. Elaine is a pleasant guide and excellent at her job. She needs to be hired by a major art...More

Thank SidMonge
Elaine R, Owner at Santa Fe Art Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for reviewing your tour! There is indeed so much art in Santa Fe, and we try to share fun, simple ways for interpreting and appreciating art. I had so much fun with your group, and I'm delighted to hear that you...More

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Tour of four art relate sites along Canyon Road

It was an excellent and fun way to learn about the artists' work along Canyon Road and the tour guide was charming and knowledgeable.

Thank Kathleen P
Elaine R, Owner at Santa Fe Art Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2018

Thank you, Kathleen, for reviewing your experience! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your Canyon Road tour. It always means so much to hear that our tours are both fun and informative. I hope you'll come back and see us again!

Reviewed 6 June 2018
Enriching and Entertaining Tour.

I visited with my two teens, and Elaine created a memorable and engaging experience for us. The kids really loved it, and we all appreciated how Elaine conversed with us about our tastes, and made the tour an interactive experience that not only informed us...More

3  Thank Bob H
Elaine R, Owner at Santa Fe Art Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Bob, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. I loved meeting you and your family (it's always fun for me to meet entire families who are arts enthusiasts!), and I'm thrilled to hear that your kids enjoyed the tour. I'm...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018
Engaging Experience!

My husband and I enjoyed this insider's tour of the Canyon Road galleries. It really elevated our experience to have a local guide who could make the most of our time by choosing galleries that fit our interests. We had engaging conversations about the art...More

2  Thank MissMossLake
Elaine R, Owner at Santa Fe Art Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your tour. It makes me so happy that you felt that the tour was worthwhile and elevated your experience of Canyon Road. We strive to make the experience personal and to reveal some hidden gems,...More

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Excelent Private Tour with Elaine on Canyon Road

We had done a private tour with Elaine last year on Canyon Road and had a wonderful time, so we did so again this year. She quickly engaged with us and we saw art we didn't see last year which for us was highlighted with...More

1  Thank unkiemark
Elaine R, Owner at Santa Fe Art Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2018

Mark, thank you so much for your review. It was such a pleasure to have you back in Santa Fe and to visit the galleries with you again. I’m so glad to hear that your family enjoys our conversational approach. It always makes the experience...More

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