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There’s more to Santa Fe than just great skiing. Did you know that Santa Fe has one of the largest art scenes in the US? Artists are irresistibly drawn to Santa Fe because of its natural beauty. And who can blame them? Generations of artists have come here from all around to form this artistic community.  They sell their works at over 250 local galleries, which certainly is telling of the strong artistic vibe here.

For four centuries, Santa Fe has been a melting pot of cultures.  You can see it in the food, architecture, and the diversity of its people.

One great example of Santa Fe’s food is the local favorite, Tomasita’s restaurant, which serves up authentic New Mexican fare, along with their famous chili. The owner of Tomasita’s does his best to stay with traditions, while innovating to stay with the times. Margaritas are serious business here. They even have a backup machine.

As far as the art scene goes, Meow Wolf is certainly one of the most unique art attractions in Santa Fe.  They turned a bowling alley into a hub of innovation and immersive art. It acts like a science fiction, with alternate realities and secret passageways, all meant for you to explore and experience, like a 3D book.

If the art and food scene of Santa Fe speaks to you, then why not buy a home here? Start your search for a home in Santa Fe today with our powerful home search tool.

 

There’s more to Santa Fe than just great skiing. Did you know that Santa Fe has one of the largest art scenes in the US? Artists are irresistibly drawn to Santa Fe because of its natural beauty. And who can blame them? Generations of artists have come here from all around to form this artistic community.  They sell their works at over 250 local galleries, which certainly is telling of the strong artistic vibe here.

For four centuries, Santa Fe has been a melting pot of cultures.  You can see it in the food, architecture, and the diversity of its people.

One great example of Santa Fe’s food is the local favorite, Tomasita’s restaurant, which serves up authentic New Mexican fare, along with their famous chili. The owner of Tomasita’s does his best to stay with traditions, while innovating to stay with the times. Margaritas are serious business here. They even have a backup machine.

As far as the art scene goes, Meow Wolf is certainly one of the most unique art attractions in Santa Fe.  They turned a bowling alley into a hub of innovation and immersive art. It acts like a science fiction, with alternate realities and secret passageways, all meant for you to explore and experience, like a 3D book.

If the art and food scene of Santa Fe speaks to you, then why not buy a home here? Start your search for a home in Santa Fe today with our powerful home search tool.

People usually think of Santa Fe as a mecca of Southwestern art, jewelry, and spiritualism.  But that image is beginning to evolve, thanks to a group of oddball artists and entrepreneurs. 

One of these entrepreneurs has introduced a new cultural destination, called The House of Eternal Return.  It’s a 2-story Victorian built inside a converted old bowling alley owned by Game of thrones author George R.R. Martin.  It was built by art collective Meow Wolf and looks like something out of the 1970’s with its faux wood paneling and afghan covered beds.

What do you do in this house? You go through the various passageways and enter into different worlds, like a forest of neon trees or a spaceship that looks like something out of Star Trek, or a mobile home stuck out in the dessert.

You follow clues in the house to find out the mysterious fate of the family that lived there.  You can simply enjoy the visual elements, or unravel the mystery. It’s become quite the attraction and has brought in 350,000 visitors and $4 million since it opened in March!

The Art of Santa Fe: Community, Culture, & More!

by Susan Orth

People usually come to Santa Fe for a special reason, whether they want to visit for a week of spiritual peace and regeneration, or to own a Santa Fe home nestled in the rolling hills of the vibrant city. Whatever the case may be, living in Santa Fe means that you are living in a city swarming with art and culture at every corner. Even the history of Santa Fe shows that the city proved to be of interest to artists from Europe and America who were interested in studying the land's native culture and natural beauty.

This same fact still proves true today. With it's extensive, unique culture and history, it is no surprise that people have been inspired by their Santa Fe experience. It is also no surprise that the importance of art and culture continues to be a vital part of Santa Fe's source of revenue: it is reported that about 39 percent of Santa Fe's economy comes from the city's active promotion of its art and culture. Many Native American and Hispanic artists have learned (and even modernized) the artistic techniques of their ancestors in order to make truly memorable works of art that you won't find anywhere else in the world.

A great example of this is the El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe, which is "more like a community center than the conventional museum." This center takes pride in community, the promotion of Hispanic art, the idea of unifying diverse traditions, and the practice of getting young people engaged with the culture of Santa Fe. El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe also hosts music, dance, and acting classes as well as the vibrant Contemporary Hispanic Market.

Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the Santa Fe Gallery Association represents many dealers, museums, and galleries that are actively involved in Santa Fe's thriving art community. This month's upcoming exhibits include Gordon Micunis: Art Jewelry at the Arroyo Gallery, Mike Mahon: Pastel Autumn at the Art Exchange Gallery, and Jessie Hummingbird - Native American Night Before Christmas at Silver Sun Santa Fe. For more information on these events and more, be sure to visit the Santa Fe Gallery Association's website.

Throughout the year, Santa Fe hosts multiple artistically charged events for the community to enjoy, including the visual, studio, and performing arts. Both visitors and Santa Fe home owners alike enjoy attending the world renowned annual art markets and traveling studio tours. With over 200 galleries and over a dozen cultural and historical museums, there's always a new and exciting exhibit for everyone to enjoy in Santa Fe! If you are looking for a piece of Santa Fe real estate, or if you need a Santa Fe Real Estate Agent to help you become a part of this city's thriving culture, be sure to give me a call!

Susan Orth & Isabella Luconi
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty

Phone: 505-216-6535
Email: [email protected]

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The Markets of Santa Fe New Mexico

by Susan Orth

Living in Santa Fe means embracing its "market" culture.  From farmers' markets to art markets, Santa Fe was made for these kinds of cultural exchanges. The Santa Fe Farmers' Market is proud to be New Mexico's largest farmers' market and of the most widely recognized markets in the United States. With its unique offerings, community dedication and year-round availability, it is truly unlike any other farmers' market in the country.

Santa Fe holds some very high standards for its Farmers' Market, which may be what contributes to its success. Rule #1 - 100% products sold by its vendors are locally grown. Rule #2 - Craft items must use at least 80% of local ingredients and materials. Rule #3 - Only the people who grow and produce the products may sell the products.

If you're not convinced yet that Santa Fe has the very best Farmers' Market around, then maybe this will drive it home. CNN rated the Santa Fe Farmers Market in the top 10 in America's Best Farmers' Markets.

According to CNN, every region's farmers' market is known for that one distinctive food. For Santa Fe, it's our chili peppers. We boast the country's most diverse collection of chilies - which proves very important once we bring our loot from New Mexico market to New Mexico kitchen for some real southwestern cooking.

Tuesday and Saturday Farmers' Markets
Place: The Railyard
Time: 7 am - Noon

New Mexico Artisans Market
Place: The Railyard
Day: Every Sunday
Time: 10 am - 4 pm

New Thursday Farmers' Markets
Place: The Railyard
Time: 3 pm - 7 pm

New Tuesday Southside Market
Place: San Ysidro Plaza
Time: 3 pm - 6:30 pm

Also check out the Upcoming Special Event...

Cook with the Chef
Event: Area chefs feature their signature dishes, emphasizing the season and ingredients that are available locally (like at your Farmers Market!) and perform cooking demonstrations for the public.
Place: The Railyard
Day: Every Thursday
Time: 5:30 - 6:30 pm


Santa Fe Indian Market
August 21-22
This may not be a Farmers' Market, but it is the ultimate art market - not just for Santa Fe, but for the entire nation of Native artists. 80 years going strong, the Santa Fe Indian Market has become the world's largest and most highly acclaimed Native American arts show and New Mexico's largest attended annual event. These great artists come from all sides of the country to gather in Santa Fe's Plaza, which often becomes the setting for getting "discovered."

 

Santa Fe is the perfect place for a Market of any kind - food, craft or otherwise. When one thinks of a market, they envision an open atmosphere, neighbors conversing, fresh local produce, and an inviting environment. This is essentially what Santa Fe is all about. If you are interested in Santa Fe Real Estate, please give me a call today. I would love help you discover what life could be like.

Susan Orth
Certified Residential Specialist (CRS)
City Different Realty

Phone: 505-310-4133
Email: Sant[email protected]
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Susan Orth
City Different Realty
518 Old Santa Fe Trail #190
Santa Fe NM 87505
505-216-6688
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