The gorgeous city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, has become a mecca for the arts. When you walk the streets, you will see why. Inspiration is around every corner from the adobe walls to the expansive desert landscape beyond the city. It’s no wonder there are almost 300 galleries just in the city alone! During your stay at El Farolito, take the time to take in the local art scene, like these Santa Fe contemporary art galleries.
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4 of the Best Santa Fe Contemporary Art Galleries
1. Center for Contemporary Arts
At the Center for Contemporary Arts, you’ll find every type of contemporary art represented from film to visual arts. Founded in 1979, this is one of the oldest arts-oriented organizations in the area. Over the years, it has been a huge supporter of upcoming and established artists. Each year, more than 55,000 visitors flock to this gallery to see their current exhibitions and shows.
2. SITE Santa Fe
SITE Santa Fe has been bringing contemporary art to the city since 1955. You can visit this gallery year round with rotating exhibits and education opportunities available to the public. Their goal is to bring art appreciation to the masses. Their newly renovated building spans over 34,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor space that includes an education lab, auditorium, and more.
3. EVOKE Contemporary
The goal of EVOKE Contemporary is to evoke feelings by showing provocative and compelling art. They’re open year round and also participate in the Railyard Arts District’s Last Friday Art Walks. Here, you will see works created by a wide range of established to emerging American and international contemporary artists. Many of their featured artists are well known in the art world and beyond and have had great influence on the ever-changing genre of contemporary art.
4. Zane Bennett Gallery
You are sure to love the architecture of the gorgeous Zane Bennett Gallery. The adobe exterior is an ode to Santa Fe while the modern indoor space showcases the works inside. Here, you will find multiple exhibitions as well as unexpected art programs. The 10,000 square feet of space is home to rotating exhibits that are sure to entertain and inspire you every time! See everything from drawings to video installations at this gallery.
Stay at El Farolito to See Santa Fe Contemporary Art Galleries
Our cozy El Farolito Bed and Breakfast is located in the heart of Santa Fe. Walk to many of the Santa Fe contemporary art galleries, restaurants, and more! After your day downtown, return to our inn for some relaxation. You are sure to love the Southwestern art and decorations that adorn each room! After your restful night’s sleep, join us for breakfast to start your day off right. We look forward to having you!