Welcome to the new canyonroadarts.com
We are pleased to announce this expanded and redesigned new website
Canyon Road Arts is your complete guide to Santa Fe art, culture, and lifestyle including galleries, cultural attractions, dining, lodging, shopping, entertainment, and recreation here in America’s oldest capital city.
Santa Fe is a pint-sized city offering an outsized array of things to see and do.
Our goal is to help you sort through the choices so you can make the most enjoyable use your time and money whether you’re a short-term visitor, a part-time resident, or a native Santa Fean.
We strive to provide genuinely useful information and offer our honest opinion about local activities, events, and businesses.
We make recommendations because we truly find quality, value, and enjoyment in these things, not because someone is paying us to do so.
We will help you cut through the tourist hype and marketing come-ons by sharing the knowledge and points of view of people who live in Santa Fe and participate in the community.
How to use this website
The Canyon Road Arts website offers information in two formats:
- The top navigation bar provides access to articles about the diverse experiences that Santa Fe and northern New Mexico have to offer. You’ll learn about our favorite museums and attractions, galleries, restaurants, outdoor activities, and day trips. You’ll also learn a bit of history to provide background and context with the hope to deepen your understanding and appreciation for what makes Santa Fe worthy of its nickname “The City Different.”
- The lower navigation bar is a directory of local businesses and organizations (many of them mentioned in the articles) that you may want to explore during your visit, or check out via direct links to their websites.
About this blog
In this occasional blog, we will endeavor to keep you informed of the latest cultural developments in Santa Fe including upcoming events, new businesses, recent books, interesting people, and emerging trends.
We’ll also offer a bit of commentary on Santa Fe’s legendary quirkiness, and we won’t shy away from aspects of local experience that don’t make it into the tourist brochures.
We find that the everyday reality of Santa Fe is always more interesting than the mythic version.
About our blog writers
Three writers will contribute entries to this Canyon Road Arts blog.
Dr. Mark Sublette is the owner of Medicine Man Gallery in Santa Fe and Tucson and a recognized expert in the works of artist Maynard Dixon (1875-1946) and Pueblo potter Maria Martinez (1887-1980). He also is the author of two murder mysteries (with three more in the works) set in the galleries of Canyon Road.
Wolf Schneider is an award winning writer, editor, and movie unit publicist. She is the former editor in chief of Santa Fean magazine, and is editor of Living West, consulting editor of Southwest Art, senior editor of Movieline, and editor of American Film.
Michael Ettema (the author of this entry) is a former curator of American decorative arts and industrial design at Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. A ten-year resident of Santa Fe, Michael is currently the Director at Medicine Man Gallery.