Dominique Boisjoli At Passport To The Arts 2013
Santa Fe is a city filled with art and culture, and with more than 75 galleries Canyon Road is at the heart of this vibrant community. It is only natural that with the diversity that comes from such a large gathering of creative talent that they would celebrate the opening of the summer art season in grand style. Passport to the Arts is just such an occasion, with two days filled with art and discovery.
The Fourth Annual Passport To The Arts Is On May 8th and 9th.
Friday May 8th
The weekend kicks off with a scavenger hunt beginning at 4 pm. Perfect for family and friends, this event encourages discovery all along The Road. Participants will gather at Canyon Road Contemporary (403 Canyon Road) to pick up their passports, then they will decipher the clues and upload images to Instagram using the hashtag #CanyonRoadPassport. Completed passports will be entered into a drawing for prizes.
For those who want to explore deeper, galleries all along the road will hold openings, receptions, silent auctions and more as part of an Art Walk starting at 5 pm. Some galleries will showcase artist demonstrations, or other special events. Look for Passport to the Art signs and banners and discover hidden gems all along the road.
Saturday May 9th
Andree Hudson At Passport to the Arts 2012
Art lovers of all ages will have a treat on Saturday morning. Artists all along Canyon Road will be working, each tasked with creating an original work within two hours. Viewers will be able to see the process live, and learn more about techniques and inspirations. Artists will pick up their paintbrushes at 11 am, and work until 1 pm. Artists will be grouped into seven locations, allowing visitors to watch several artists at once.
One of the Quick Draw locations is here at Waxlander Gallery. Six of our artists; Andree Hudson, Patrick Matthews, Tracee Gentry-Matthews, Dominique Boisjoli, Jami Tobey and Sandy Keller; will be participating, and we will also welcome artists from four other galleries. With a wide range of styles and genres it is a fabulous chance to watch and discover more about a favorite artist or find a new one.
Once the time runs out in the Quick Draw the artists will frame and otherwise prepare their works for the afternoon auction. As the art makes its way down the road, even more is waiting for visitors there. Starting at 1 pm Santa Fe students will take the stage at the Big Tent at Wiford Gallery (403 Canyon Road) to perform. Audiences young and old will hear the dedication of young performers as five groups will play for fifteen minutes each.
Finally, the arts festival concludes with a cocktail reception, where visitors can meet the artists, view the pieces for both the live and silent auctions and register to bid. Immediately following the reception is the live auction, where bidders eagerly vie for the pieces created earlier in the day.
For more information about Passport to the Arts please visit: http://visitcanyonroad.com/passport_current.html
Join Us Friday May 8th and Saturday May 9th to enjoy all of the Passport to the Arts activities.