The 15th annual Santa Fe Artfeast, held February 24th through 26th, was a huge success. The weekend was chock-full of original artwork, fine foods, eclectic fashion and impressive homes. All proceeds of the 2012 Artfeast went to the ARTsmart program, which helps provide art supplies and programs for Santa Fe public schools. In the last fourteen years, ARTsmart has raised nearly $1,000,000. ARTfeast is ARTsmart’s most significant fundraising campaign, and this year proved to be one of its best yet!

Here’s a rundown of this year’s events:

The Art of Fashion: The Runway Show and Luncheon combined the delectable Southwest cuisine of Luminaria Restaurant and The Living Room with a sneak peak of the hottest lines of local designers. This year’s designers included Elven Velvet, Asiatica, Cicada Collection, David Gaussoin, O’Farrell Hat Company, Boots and Boogie and Golden Eye.

The Edible Art Tour was a big hit, as more than 40 local restaurants and caterers inspired the overwhelming sentiment that their creations were almost too beautiful to eat, the operative word being “almost,” of course.

Feast or Famine combined music and food. The delectable hors d’oeuvres by Milagro satisfied the palette, while the hip music of DJ’s Joe Ray Sandoval, King George and Aztech Sol kept people dancing late into the night.

The ever so popular Art of Home Tour exceeded everyone’s expectations, with Santa Fe’s most immaculate and inventive homes taking center stage. The eight homes selected this year provided viewers with a variety of architectural and decorative styles.

The Gourmet Dinner and Auction, with Honorary Artists, Poteet Victory, was a spectacular event. The multi-course meal featured dishes by renowned local chefs, such as Lorin Parrish of Body Santa Fe, Steven Lemon of O Eating House, Kim Mueller of Real Food Nation & Supper Club, and Mark Connell of Max’s and Tomme.

Between the exhibits, auctions, special events and overall love of the arts, this year’s ARTfeast was a memorable one – how the planners can top this one remains to be seen!