Save the Date! Saturday, October 17, 2015

Eighth Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out

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Artists and art lovers are encouraged to make plans now for this exceptional art event held on historic Canyon Road in Santa Fe each year on the third Saturday of October. Hundreds of artists and thousands of art enthusiasts come together for the daylong outdoor artist demonstration. Artists bring live models, paint, clay, carving knives, blow torches, easels and materials from their studios and begin working on the iconic art road. Throughout the day, the artists interact with the public as they demonstrate their processes.

In just seven years, the Paint & Sculpt Out has evolved into one of the nation’s largest annual artist demonstrations. Canyon Road is situated in a uniquely beautiful setting in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The natural beauty of the pure mountain air, the ethereal quality of the light, and the clear vistas have proven an irresistible draw to artists for more than a century. The Paint & Sculpt Out brings together all these elements for one glorious autumnal weekend.

Each year, wonderful new elements are introduced to the Paint Out. In 2014, sculptors were added to the roster, and many revealed their fascinating processes for the first time on Canyon Road. This year glass blowers, fiber artists, canvas makers, jewelry designers, weavers, and potters will be added to the roster of artists. Many take inspiration from Canyon Road’s carefully preserved historic adobes and gardens. Belly dancers, riders on horseback, passers-by, live musicians, a festival parade with marching bands provided subject matter for others and a very festive backdrop for the daylong outdoor event.

On Friday evening, most galleries will be open late with artist receptions & demonstrations, new shows, and exhibits. Enjoy the opportunity to meet the artists and preview their work before the Paint & Sculpt Out. Restaurants, boutiques, designer jewelers and shops will also have special events and hours on Friday evening.

The event is organized by the Canyon Road Merchants Association with support from Business Sponsors.

Contact: CRMA | 369 Montezuma #270 | Santa Fe, NM 87501 | | (505) 795-5703

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