Hundreds of years ago, when the Native Americans inhabited the region that is now Santa Fe, a half-mile stretch of land was used as a farming community and art colony. Today, that same land has been transformed into one of the best shopping experiences in New Mexico. Canyon Road in Santa Fe is an enchanting collection of art galleries, restaurants, and boutiques. Adorned with traditional adobe architecture and old-world charm, this beautiful and enriching destination is the perfect place to shop, dine, and explore during your Santa Fe getaway.
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What You’ll Find at Canyon Road in Santa Fe
There is no better place to find the perfect gifts and souvenirs than a local Santa Fe store. Along Canyon Road, you’ll find a wide variety of shops offering an abundance of products such as apparel, local art, designer jewelry, and home decor. Here are just a few boutique shops that are well worth the visit:
- Silver Sun (Handmade Jewelry)
- Leslie Flint (Folk Art and Furniture)
- Desert Son of Santa Fe (Designer Handbags and Apparel)
- Gannon’s (Antiques and Art)
- Soulful Silks (Hand-Dyed Silks)
Canyon Road is home to more than 100 art galleries and artist studios. Art lovers will discover a utopia of styles from contemporary to traditional. There is also an array of art forms including photography, graphics, engravings, sculptures, and more. Take a look at these fascinating galleries you’ll encounter on Canyon Road:
Canyon Road Santa Fe Restaurants
We hope you’ve worked up an appetite because you won’t want to miss out on these deliciously good dining options. Serving up traditional Mexican and a variety of other cuisines, the restaurants on Canyon Road will send your taste buds into a paradise of flavors.
- El Farol (Santa Fe’s Oldest Restaurant)
- Geronimo (Voted one of the Top 100 Restaurants in America)
- Compound Restaurant (Tasty Southwestern Cuisine)
- The Teahouse (Exceptional teas from China, India, Japan, and Santa Fe)
Canyon Road Events
Every season, Canyon Road hosts a signature event that is sure to delight everyone in the family! If you’re planning a visit to Santa Fe soon, mark these fun-filled events in your calendars!
Canyon Road, Santa Fe Christmas Eve Farolito Walk: This is one of Santa Fe’s most beloved holiday traditions. Thousands of farolitos (luminary lanterns) light up the night throughout various gardens, streets, and courtyards. Visitors will be able to enjoy this festive celebration with bonfires, live music, hot chocolate, and traditional warm biscochitos.
Canyon Road Spring Art Festival: One weekend every spring, Canyon Road comes to life with exceptional exhibits, artist receptions, and creative demonstrations. One of the most popular events of this festival is the artist race. 53 Canyon Road gallery artists set up their easels along the historic trail and must complete an original work of art in 5 hours. These masterpieces will be sold to the public in a silent auction at the end of the day.
ARTfeast Edible Art Tour: Whoever said food can’t also be art has never been to this festival! Santa Fe’s top restaurants and chefs team up with Canyon Road galleries to bring their savory works of art to you. It’s the perfect harmony between one’s love for delicious food and fabulous artwork.
Historic Canyon Road Paint Out & Sculpt Out: Every year in October, hundreds of artists line Canyon Road to bring their visions to life before your very eyes. You will see all kinds of artists creating various masterpieces such as pottery, carvings, weavings, jewelry, glass blowers, and much more!
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