Ninth Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint & Sculpt Out Saturday, October 14th-15th, 2016

Every year, on the third Saturday of October, hundreds of artists bring paint, easels, clay, carving tools, fire, fibers, beads, precious metals, and stone to Canyon Road for this iconic event. Continuing a hundred year tradition, artists line the road to create new work “en plein air” and involve onlookers in the process.

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.

The event is open to all creative artists including sculptors, glass blowers, fiber artists, jewelry designers, weavers, carvers, and potters. All events are free and open to the public.

Friday Art Walk

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Spend the day on Canyon Road historic Canyon Road and experience the artistic energy of this magical half-mile. More than one hundred galleries, jewelry stores, clothing boutiques, home furnishings shops, artist studios, and gourmet restaurants line this road. A number of artists will be demonstrating their techniques throughout the day and galleries will be putting final touches on new exhibits and installations. This ais a great day to explore the interiors of the gracious adobe architecture and sculpture gardens that give Canyon Road its unique old world charm.

Meet the artists on Friday evening at gallery receptions, previews and shows. Special events will take place at many of the road's celebrated restaurants, boutiques, designer jewelers, galleries and shops that will stay open late.


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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Photo: Earth Balance Photography

Photo: Earth Balance Photography


Our Parade is dedicated to Pat Burns, recently passed & beloved SFPS Music Educator
Santa Fe High Guitarists
El Camino Real 3rd Grade Wildcat Choir
Aspen Community Magnet School Elementary Choir
Santa Fe Youth Symphony Mariachi Estrella
Kearny Elementary Choir
Ortiz Middle School Choir
Acequia Madre Elementary Choir
Gonzales, Aspen, and Capshaw Orchestras
El Camino Real Wildcat Band

Our Parade Guests
Dr. Joel Boyd, Superintendent of Santa Fe Public Schools
Santa Fe Mayor Javier M. Gonzales
Cabinet Secretary Veronica Gonzales, NM Department of Cultural Affairs

Student Gallery Performances

Caffe Greco/Jacqueline’s Place, 233 Canyon Road– El Dorado Elementary Choir
Ventana Fine Art, 400 Canyon Road – Sweeney Elementary Cougar Choir
Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 403 Canyon Road – Acequia Madre Elementary Band
Sage Creek Gallery, 421 Canyon Road – Aspen Community School Elementary Choir
Bill Hester Fine Art, 621 Canyon Road – Gonzales Community School Orchestra
William and Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon Road – ATC Marimba and String Bands
Pippin Contemporary, 200 Canyon Road - DeVargas Middle School Choir

Art of Russia Gallery, 225 Canyon Road – Ortiz Middle School Strings
Canyon Road Contemporary Art, 403 Canyon Road – Santa Fe High School Guitarists
Sage Creek Gallery, 421 Canyon Road – Santa Fe Youth Symphony Elementary Strings
Bill Hester Fine Art, 621 Canyon Road – Capital High Jaguar Pride Band
William and Joseph Gallery, 727 Canyon Road – ATC Marimba and String Bands