As promised in my last post, here are some pics from my visit to Santa Fe. While my reason for being there was a workshop, I'd never been there before, so I was excited to explore the city.
My first stop was the famous Canyon Road. Galleries line both sides of the famous street and I stopped into just about every one.
I was very excited to visit Sage Creek Gallery. I've been reading about it for years and so it was on the top of my list of places to see. Living in NYC, there are not too many galleries showing the kind of work that I do, but Sage Creek seems to represent all of my favorite artists. I had a great time wandering around and looking at the paintings of artists that I had only seen in magazines and online. If only I had a few thousand dollars to spare, there were a few paintings I would have loved to take home with me!
After the workshop finished I had almost an entire day before leaving for home. On the advice of the hotel shuttle driver, I visited the Santa Fe Farmers Market and The Artists Market. I'm so glad he suggested I do this as I really enjoyed both places.
I started in the farmers market. I love visiting markets when I'm traveling and this was one of my faves. There were vendors with many new to me items. Of course, I came home with various spices to try out, as well as a few items made by New Mexico artisans ( my favorite: a hot pad done in a map of New Mexico, done by a local artist).
There was also a ton of good food available, too bad I had already eaten!
The Artist Market is out back from the farmers market in the Santa Fe Rail Yard. If you have ever been to the Rhinebeck Craft Fair, it is like that, but takes place every Saturday. I walked through twice, and of course came home with a bunch of handmade ceramics. It was really nice to see a place where artists are supported and have a chance to sell their work.
After the markets, it was on to The Plaza. It's a bit touristy, but there was some cool stuff there, including an oxygen bar that I wish I'd known about at the beginning of my trip.
One of the best things about visiting Santa Fe, for me, was seeing some sunshine after weeks of gray dreariness. The sun and blue skies really revived me after our never ending winter here in New York.
I had a great week visiting Santa Fe and can't wait to go back. I'll tell you all about the workshop in another post. It was a good one!