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July 09 - 12, 2015
When in Santa Fe for Art Santa Fe 2015
By Robert Michael Poole | June 30, 2015 Print Share
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ART Santa Fe celebrates fifteen successful years this summer, July 9-12. Galleries from around the world will once again offer an outstanding overview of modern and contemporary art. Designated as one of UNESCO's Creative Cities, Santa Fe is a globally familiar art destination. The city claims the second largest art market in the United States and draws visitors from across the country and internationally. The Wall Street Journal's Smart Money magazine recently noted "Santa Fe is dotted with 240 art galleries and is the home of ART Santa Fe, an international art fair that attracts buyers and tourists from around the world. The Santa Fe art scene is one of the best you will find anywhere."

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Art Santa Fe 2015

Jul 09 - 12, 2015

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100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Santa Fe, New Mexico

TEL: +1 (505) 982 5511

Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi

As the story has it, the boutique Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi hotel is an age-old nod to Sante Fe's early Spanish establishment heritage and its enduring artistic legacy. It is also a modern take on traditional pueblo living by the region's Native Americans. The hotel's name references the native Anasazi tribe, and a heady mix of Native, Hispanic and Anglo influences inform its interiors and art collection.

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724 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Santa Fe, New Mexico

TEL: +1 (505) 982 1500

Geronino

Regarded as one of New Mexico's best fine dining restaurants in over more than 20 years of operation, Geronimo of Santa Fe is the southwestern state's only restaurant to be accorded Mobil Four Star and AAA Four Diamond status. Led by executive chef Eric DiStefano and chef de cuisine Sllin Cruz, the Canyon Road F&B establishment serves up eclectic New American, French and Asian — in short, international — fusion cuisine with a seasonal menu in the laidback setting of a lovingly restored 1756 adobe home. It remains a favorite all these years for its vibrant ambience and great service.

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60 East San Francisco Street, Suite 217, Sante Fe, New Mexico 87501
Santa Fe, New Mexico

TEL: +1 (505) 983 9696

Divino Diamonds and Jewels

Locally sourced and crafted jewelry is the specialty of Divino Diamonds and Jewels, which has been around in Santa Fe since 2010. It also has a huge collection of sleeping beauty turquoise from Carlos Eagle, Kurtulan and Touch of Santa Fe. Behind the jewelry shop is Mark Shaw, who has over 20 years of expertise in the jewelry industry.

 

Custom pieces can be arranged; simply talk to the in-house jeweller. Divino also supports local Mexican talents and regularly has showcases of their artworks in the store. Recently it carried, for instance, a large body of work by Robert Cherry, with his turned wooden vessels with inlaid turquoise.

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100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Santa Fe, New Mexico

TEL: +1 (505) 982 5511

La Fonda on the Plaza

Adjacent to the plaza (thus the name — surprise, surprise), the historic landmark inn hotel has inherited its good looks from architect John Gaw Meem and designer Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter. Every room has original art — with a connection to the people behind some aspect of the hotel itself, whether in building it, its design or, in Sam and Ethel Ballen's case, owning it — by Native American artists. Also has the slightly dubious distinction of being featured on reality TV show The Bachelor.

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653 Canyon Rd, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Santa Fe, New Mexico

TEL: +1 (505) 982 4353

The Compound Restaurant

Elegant, eclectic and easygoing at the same time, The Compound Restaurant has a lot of culture and heritage (its adobe home is central to the historic residential McComb Compound on Canyon Road) going for it. Heavily influenced by the New World and the Mediterranean, chef Mark Kiffin's — James Beard Foundation's Best Chef of the Southwest 2005 — frequent reboot of dishes on the menu and his attention to local, seasonal ingredients gives the contemporary American fare here a pleasantly surprising allure. Come here, too, to soak in its lively atmosphere, lent in no small part by the restaurant's distinctive decor by designer Alexander Girard and great service from the staff.

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149 E Alameda St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Santa Fe, New Mexico

TEL: +1 (505) 982 9277

Turquoise Butterfly

A vibrant artistic gallery hideaway situated in a heritage adobe building — think mosaic art columns and Tibetan doors — along the Santa Fe River, between the Inn at Loretto, the Inn of the Five Graces, and the Inn of the Governors. Filled to the brim with loads of fashion apparel, jewelry, pottery, art treasures, home decoration items, mesquite furniture and colorful Southwestern art by local artists.

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150 DeVargas St, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Santa Fe, New Mexico

TEL: +1 (505) 992 0957

The Inn of the Five Graces

A personal project of sorts for design duo Ira and Sylvia Seret (who also own the rugs and furnishings Seret & Sons store), The Inn of the Five Senses is a creative and cosmopolitan culmination of their years and years of work with craftsmen and artisans since 1968 in places far flung from Santa Fe, like Afghanistan and Central Asia. The local — and very colorful — Southwestern design meets ethnic antique furniture and textiles from the Silk Road.

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428 Agua Fria Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Santa Fe, New Mexico

TEL: +1 (505) 982 1272

Joseph's of Santa Fe

Chef Joseph Wrede's reimagined take on classic New Mexican fare, this is the latest incarnation of his Joseph’s Table concept that he has helmed for years — notably at Taos — yet. The culinary talent and recipient of multiple AAA Four Diamond and Distinguished Restaurants of North America (DiRoNA) awards has set expectations high for his self-styled fine dining culinary pub with a chirpy buzz in downtown Santa Fe. The adobe setting is cosy, with stencil-covered walls and a winged angel statue as the centerpiece. Still, Joseph’s has also been cited as disappointing for a high-end restaurant.

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221 Galisteo Street, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87501
Santa Fe, New Mexico

TEL: +1 (505) 982 6260

Cicada Collection

For sophisticated contemporary apparel and accessories, the Cicada Collection boutique store in Galisteo Street has a tasteful selection of independent European and American labels such as Anarkh, Between Wind and Water, Dusica Dusica, Lars Anderso, Sandrine Philippe and Umasan.