The city of Santa Fe, widely known for being an inspirational haven for artists for decades, loves any reason to celebrate and support the arts. ARTsmart is a wonderful organization in Santa Fe that focuses on teaching art, literacy, and life skills to the youth of Santa Fe, in an effort to both empower and transform lives. This winter, join ARTsmart for one of our favorite Santa Fe traditions, and help us celebrate and support the arts that make Santa Fe so unique. ARTfeast Santa Fe is a spectacular weekend of art, food, wine, fashion and homes benefiting the art programs in local schools. It’s a popular event that fills up quickly, so book your room at our luxury Santa Fe Bed and Breakfast today.
ARTfeast Santa Fe: A One of a Kind Celebration
Now in its 18th season, the much anticipated ARTfeast, will take place the weekend of Feb. 20-22nd 2015, raising money that benefits art programs for Santa Fe’s youth. While there are ARTfeast events throughout the year, the February “Art of Living” events should not be missed. The weekend of festivities celebrates the City of Santa Fe’s creative arts, showcasing world-renowned chefs and restaurants, wines, original designer fashion and unique homes, along with prominent artists and designers themselves. Each year, there is an honorary artist that works with students to create auctionable art, and this years artist is Greg Reiche. Reiche started selling handmade jewelry and furniture at 16, and since has won public art commissions in New Mexico and beyond, building sculptures as tall as 35 feet. He has donated a beautiful sculpture, Tuntawu Offering, to this year’s “Step Up to the Plate” dinner gala & auction on February 21st. Also up for live and silent auctions are an array of fine art, travel and adventure packages, food and wine excursions, and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. This year’s dinner gala and auction will feature three-course gourmet dinner prepared by Peter Dent, owner of Adobo Catering, and select fine wines chosen by sommelier Kate Collins.
While the dinner gala and auction is perhaps the biggest portion of the fundraising effort, it’s by all means not the only event worth attending during ARTfeast Santa Fe. The whole weekend kicks off with the “It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere” event on Friday, February 20th, and will feature heavy appetizers by Walter Burke Catering, the Jazz ensemble from the New Mexico School for the Arts, as well as artful clothing created by artist and textile designer Patricia Michaels from Taos. There will also be a selection of silent and live auction items throughout this evening. The final event of the ARTfeast weekend is the “Art of the Home” tour, which will showcase 12 different homes for every taste, lifestyle, and price point in Santa Fe. Winter is a great time to visit us in Santa Fe and support the arts that make our city unique.