October 3–5, 11–12

Show House Santa Fe
A collaborative interior design event inspired by the theme “Ancient Future.” Proceeds benefit Dollars4Schools and The Lensic Performing Arts Center’s Youth in Performing Arts Education Programs.


October 5

Santa Fe Pro Musica
St. Lawrence String Quartet

3 pm | SantaFeProMusica.com

October 11–13

The 21st Annual Abiquiu Studio Tour
Experience the unique artistry of the region and explore the local color at this annual event featuring more than 80 artists.

10 am–5 pm | AbiquiuStudioTour.org

October 15–19

The 2014 Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
SFIFF presents five days of independent film screenings, community events, and educational workshops. Venues include The Lensic Performing Arts Center, CCA, The Screen, Warehouse 21, and the Jean Cocteau Cinema.


October 17–26

Art Matters | Santa Fe
The Santa Fe Gallery Association sponsors this second annual event featuring lectures and workshops about art collecting and connoisseurship at participating galleries and museums.



October 18–19

The 27th Annual Galisteo Studio Tour
The public is invited to tour the private studios and meet the artists who call this classic New Mexican village home.

10 am–5 pm | GalisteoStudioTour.org

October 18

Seventh Annual Historic Canyon Road Paint Out
Over 100 artists will participate in this not-to-be missed outdoor event that stretches the length of Santa Fe’s historic Canyon Road. Although the event is called “Paint Out,” you’ll see artists working in a variety of media.

10 am–4 pm | VisitCanyonRoad.com

MusicFest: Canyon Road Parade and Gallery Student Performances

A festival parade with marching bands and dignitaries takes place at noon, and students from the Santa Fe Public Schools Music Education Program will perform in the early afternoon at various galleries along Canyon Road.

12–3 pm | SFPSMusicFest.org

October 19

Santa Fe Symphony
The Santa Fe Symphony presents Fall Gold,a gorgeous program of burnished favorites,including one of the most famous classical guitarpieces ever written, Rodrigo’s Conciertode Aranguez.

4 pm | SantaFeSymphony.org

October 12, 24 & 30

Performance Santa Fe
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet, Atrium String Quartet, and Shakespeare’s King Lear


Santa Fe Arts Fest in Luxury Travel Magazine!

The Santa Fe Arts Festival begins its diverse slate of arts-and-culture events on October 3rd and continues through the last week of October. Last year, Luxury Travel Magazine highlighted the event, expected to draw art fans from around the world.

One of the world’s largest art hubs, Santa Fe, New Mexico is elevating the art experience through the Santa Fe Arts Festival, which features a series of interactive events that not only celebrate art, but are designed to educate and engage.

Two of the festival’s staple events are the Canyon Road Paint Out and Art Matters | Santa Fe, which both focus on artist and visitor interactions.

For the rest of the article, which highlights a number of Arts Fest events including Show House Santa Fe and the Santa Fe Independent Film Festival, click here.

Please bookmark SantaFeArtsFestival.com as new events are being added to this list. If you have an event that fits the Santa Fe Arts Festival, please contact
Bruce Adams - email: badams@santafean.com